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Barren Because You Are Blind to Heaven

Barren Because You Are Blind to Heaven

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:8-9

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But he that lacketh these things are blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Reflection.

There are several reasons Christians could be barren, and one main reason is because they are blind to heaven. Let’s see how people could be barren because they are blind to heaven with the following points.

Can You See Heaven?  Do You Have Another World in View?

Christians have become barren because they do not have another world in view.  All we have in view are our new cars, houses, money, and other earthly possessions.  Not having another world in view means you cannot see Heaven or Hell. It means that the existence of another world is not impressed on your heart.  Christians must see the other world of Heaven, and this will motivate them to work for God.  We must have another world in view! Colossians 3:1-2

Jesus saw Heaven and spoke constantly of His heavenly Father.  Jesus constantly spoke of Heaven. He spoke of a place that He was going to.  He did not speak of this earth as a place to live forever.  He spoke passionately of Heaven and how He was on His way there.  Jesus constantly spoke of going away from this earth.  He spoke of going to some other place.  He also spoke of a place that He had come from.  He clearly seemed to have another world in view. 

Ten Times Jesus Had another World in View

1. Then said Jesus unto them, yet a little while am I with you, and then I GO UNTO HIM THAT SENT ME. 

John 7:33

2. Jesus answered and said unto them, though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: FOR I KNOW WHENCE I CAME, AND WHITHER I GO; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. 

John 8:14

3. Then said Jesus again unto them, I GO MY WAY, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: WHITHER I GO, YE CANNOT COME. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

John 8:21-22

4. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, WHITHER I GO, YE CANNOT COME; so now I say to you. 

John 13:33

5. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, WHITHER I GO, THOU CANST NOT FOLLOW ME NOW; BUT THOU SHALT FOLLOW ME AFTERWARDS. 

John 13:36

6. In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

John 14:2-3

7. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I GO UNTO MY FATHER. 

John 14:12 8. YE HAVE HEARD HOW I SAID UNTO YOU, I GO AWAY, AND COME AGAIN UNTO YOU. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the father: for my father is greater than I. 

John 14:28

9. BUT NOW I GO MY WAY TO HIM THAT SENT ME; and none of you asketh me, whither goest thou? 

John 16:5

10. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; IT IS EXPEDIENT FOR YOU THAT I GO AWAY: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 

John 16:7

Prayer.

Dear Father! Open our eyes and hearts to discover our status in Christ as believers. May we not be barren because of blindness to heaven, amen.

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REF: BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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