HEAVEN AWAITS, Part 2 | Guests: David Reagan & Terry James

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Listen to a discussion on Heaven, referencing John 14 where Jesus promises to prepare a place for believers. It emphasizes that Heaven is far better than earthly life, despite many Christians fearing death. The authors, Dr. David Reagan and Terry James, wrote books (“How to Die with a Smile on Your Face” and “Hereafter: It’s Far Better Than You Can Imagine,” respectively) to explore the glory and promises of Heaven.

The segment from “Christ in Prophecy” discusses insights into Heaven and the importance of understanding the realities of the afterlife from a biblical perspective. Here are the key points summarized:

  1. Instantaneous Transition to Heaven: Upon death, believers are immediately transported to the heavenly realm, as affirmed by biblical references such as 2 Corinthians 5:8 (“absent from the body, present with the Lord”).

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  2. Misconceptions about Heaven and Hell: There is a need to combat cultural misconceptions about Heaven (e.g., as an ethereal place or merging with Eastern religious beliefs) and Hell (e.g., minimizing it to earthly suffering). These misconceptions undermine the biblical truth of these realities.

  3. Salvation Through Christ: Emphasizes John 14:6 (“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”), highlighting that salvation and entry into Heaven are exclusively through faith in Jesus Christ.

  4. The Role of Bible Prophecy: Discusses how understanding Heaven and Hell impacts one’s view of the end times and personal accountability before God. Prophecy validates the truth of Scripture and prepares believers for Christ’s return and the final judgment.

  5. Rewards and Responsibilities: Believers will face the Bema Seat of Christ for judgment of their works, where rewards will be given for faithful service. This judgment is distinct from the judgment for salvation and underscores the importance of living out one’s faith on Earth.

  6. Anticipation of the Millennial Kingdom: Believers anticipate the Millennial Reign of Christ, where they will reign with Him and participate in His rule on Earth following His return. This period includes rewards and responsibilities for faithful service during their earthly lives.

  7. Appeal for Salvation: The speakers urge non-believers to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior to avoid the wrath of God and to secure eternal life in Heaven. They contrast the joy and assurance of believers with the grim reality of eternal separation from God for those who reject Christ.

This summary captures the main themes discussed regarding Heaven, Hell, salvation through Christ, the role of prophecy, rewards for believers, and the urgency of accepting Jesus as Savior.

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Lamb & Lion Ministries was founded in 1980 as a non-denominational, independent ministry. The Ministry does not seek to convert people to any particular church. Rather, it seeks to lift up Jesus and draw people to Him as Lord and Savior. The Ministry was established for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus. We do not believe it is possible to know the date when Jesus will return. But we do believe it is possible to know the season of the Lord’s return, and it is our conviction that we are living in that season.