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Anticipating the Glories of Heaven

What is your anticipation of heaven? Most of the western world has been captivated by the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, causing many to ponder their own deaths and the hereafter. Although they may not be vocal about their own coming deaths and their anticipation of heaven, I suggest that many are pondering those thoughts deep within their own hearts. So, I am asking you to pause for a moment of silence, look to heaven, and let us ponder the glories of heaven together. Let us approach the throne of grace together asking our Lord Jesus Christ to show us the unspeakable glories of heaven. As our static existence measured by time no longer exists, we enter into the glories of eternity. We are no longer captive to time and space but set free to experience all of creation in a timeless environment. Can you imagine the glory of not being locked into time, but having the ability to travel to the stars in the blink of an eye? I hope and pray that every believer in Christ has thought much about the glories of heaven and has their own anticipation based on their personal walk with Jesus Christ and Holy Scripture.

Perhaps my greatest anticipation about the glories of heaven is that sin will be totally eradicated. I long for that day when we will no longer need to struggle against the old sin nature and the temptations from an evil world.  I long for the day when we will no longer need to resist the wiles of the devil, who has become an expert at causing emotional and psychological problems with fallen humanity (Ephesians 6:11-12). To me personally, this would be the glory of glories allowing everyone to experience the fullness and majesty of God’s love flowing uninterrupted to us, His beloved children. This would also make the meeting with distant family members and old friends beyond memorable. As God’s love flows through us to others old squabbles, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings would no longer exist. Old emotional and psychological pains that held tightly to our earthly minds and bodies would dissipate to be remembered no more throughout all eternity. I do believe we will hold onto the essence of humanity and all of our wonderful memories that would be exemplified in heaven. We would continue to cherish the memories of a gentle breeze, the warm sun, and deeper meditations with our Lord. We would remember those many little miracles that demonstrated God’s loving providence in the midst of a beautiful world dominated by evil.

At the very gates of heaven, we are overjoyed with the fulfillment of our anticipation. Unlike our previous existence on Earth, we discover quickly that we are not separated by rank, position, or any other barrier. The purity of our hearts will allow us to see God (Matthew 5:8). What a wonderful honor to be brought into His presence. We instantly realize the true friendship we have in Jesus Christ (John 15:15), the Apostles, and all those who have risen to great heights while on Earth. How marvelous it is to walk in the same company of the great preachers, prophets, and women of God that touched so many lives on Earth. What a wonder it is to be in the presence of those God-fearing Kings, Queens, and great leaders that always humbled themselves under the righteous hand of God. We anticipate the glories of heaven in the oneness of all exemplifying the love of God with everyone. What joy it will be to sit at the same table, eat hardily, and fellowship with one another. No longer will anyone feel the horrible pains of loneliness. The oneness is inclusive as all work, serve, and worship together with great joy.

Yes, we anticipate new bodies that could be similar to our original creation before the fall, that was created to last for all eternity. Remember, the trespass that led to the process of dying (Genesis 2:17). We would no longer need to propagate the race as it was before the fall. Remember, the trespass that led to the pain of childbirth (Genesis 3:16). Our new bodies would be immune to any harmful viruses, diseases, or contagion either in heaven or upon the new Earth. We would be under the loving protection of our Heavenly Father throughout the entire Universe. This would be the greatest joy to never get sickened and die of old age. The old growth pains would be something of the distant past. Our bodies would be fit for service in the heavenly kingdom and work in the New Jerusalem, the same physical size as the old continental United States, magnificently coming down to the new Earth (Revelation 21:9-27). No more wars or rumors of war, and no more global warming as we all work together as one. No matter where we end up in our Universe, we will all work together for the glory of God. We will endlessly praise God for defeating the enemy of our souls for all eternity (Revelation 20:10).

We will also be eternally grateful for separating all evil people who have openly and unashamedly rejected Jesus Christ as the Lord. There will be a great gulf that separates them from those in heaven, making it impossible to transcend (Luke 16:26). It appears in the Words of Christ in speaking with certain ones beyond the gulf while in heaven that there is no grief ensued by their own decisions to be where they have chosen to be by their own actions. Furthermore, there is clarification in the book of Revelation that even on the new Earth there will be no evil for the city gates of the Great City, New Jerusalem, will never be shut (Revelation 21:25-27). They will be open for anyone to travel freely in or out of the city, or to any other distant planet in the Universe. In our anticipation of the glories of heaven, we trust in God’s loving providence to render unto all, their own free choice as to where they will end up for all eternity. We serve a righteous and loving God who will always give each person their heart’s desire. I believe that everyone who is called into the Kingdom will have this tremendous desire to love and serve God in His Heavenly Kingdom or the New Jerusalem on the new Earth. We will all anticipate the glories of heaven.

The good news is we don’t need to wait upon heaven to begin our journey as a new creation. We can start the journey now through faith. Do you want a foretaste of what heaven will be like and what our amazing new bodies will be like, then you can begin today through faith. I can assure you that when you begin the journey of transformation in Christ, then you will have no desire to turn back. It takes great power to transform your life and that is miraculously accomplished through faith in the Gospel. The simple, yet powerful Gospel, says that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, who came to Earth to teach us about His Father’s Kingdom. Jesus Christ, the anticipated Messiah, willingly died on the Cross for all of our past, present, and future sins. As Christ hung on the Cross, all of our sins were placed upon Him as the sacrificial lamb, then His Heavenly Father poured out His wrath upon Christ who became the substitute for our sins. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the grips of death to give us a new life in Christ. If we say we believe this Gospel, then we pick up our cross and die to self, the old sin nature, so that we can be made spiritually alive in Christ, which is the transformation. Christ will not leave us alone but sends the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, teaching us, and helping us to grow spirituality from one degree of glory to another.

The only ones in the new heavens and the new Earth are those who have been transformed by the power of the Cross, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The moment we are transformed in Christ, then “We anticipate the glories of heaven.” Let me encourage you to begin your transformation today and not be cast out to a place separated by a great gulf from the glories of heaven. We have not even mentioned the horrors of hell. Everyone will die, so it is good that you make your plans today on where you want to spend eternity. All of Great Britain and most of the Western world have been confronted with death as they have queued to see their beloved Queen Elizabeth II lying in state. Please make your decision today while you still have time.

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Tremendous forces are coming together in the political, religious, and business realms to develop a new philosophy that can be accepted by all in preparation for the Antichrist to take his seat in mystical Babylon to be worshipped by all. Know the truth and it will set you free. If we don’t embrace the truth alone, then we will be easily overcome by the tremendous forces descending upon the planet. These powerful forces, unrecognized as the powers of darkness, will lead the entire world into bondage. This bondage is accomplished by exchanging the truth for a lie. This lie is so deceptive most people will not even recognize it as a lie. The powers of darkness are manifesting this lie in every area of society. This is not for some future dispensation but has already begun. If we have eyes to see, then we will see this lie already manifested in the political, religious, and business realms. These powerful forces have been directing people from around the entire world for some time now by filling their minds with lies masquerading as a new truth or an amazing philosophy. This is a philosophy so profoundly intriguing that it awakens the old sin nature, which in time pridefully witnesses the reawakening of the importance of self, or self-importance.

This new self-importance in the religious, political, and business realm believes that self now has the ability to do everything without the restraints of religion and the permission of the gods, or the One True God. It believes that it can solve all of the world’s problems and the ailments of mankind. If we had eyes to see, then we would readily admit that mankind is already attempting to do all this without God. We have seen it in psychology causing humanity to trust in mankind’s ability as opposed to trusting in God alone to fix all their emotional and psychological problems. We have also seen it in the pharmaceutical industry that is creating cures for every physical and psychological ailment causing humanity to trust in mankind’s ability as opposed to trusting in God alone who can solve every emotional and psychological problem known to man, along with great wisdom in caring for our own bodies. This new belief or popular philosophy has allowed mankind to ascend to the throne room of his own heart. It has given him the liberty to jettison all the old religions to build a brave new world without God. This new philosophy has already spread quickly to nearly every person on the planet who has not surrendered completely to the Lordship of Christ.

The only thing that will set humanity free from their bondage is to return to the truth of classic Christianity that says, “We can’t, but He can; and if we don’t, then He will; but if we will (do it in our own strength and power), then He won’t (do His mighty works through us).” Simply put, we must trust God to lead and do everything through us. This is how we were originally created. We were never created to go it alone. Yet, none of this is possible until we get off the throne, the throne room of our own hearts. Now, for most, even for Christians, this is a pretty scary thing, because when we get off the throne, then we must follow God’s way completely. We will never be able to fix the world’s problems, but we can allow God to fix ours. This will be tough because you don’t have anyone to rely on but God. Even in tragic circumstances or persecution, God will not leave His faithful children alone to face life’s problems. True faithfulness is following all of God’s principles, precepts, commandments, and the direction of the Holy Spirit during your most tragic circumstance. When you sincerely allow God to get back on the throne of your heart, you will be a peculiar people, a holy, and faithful remnant (I Peter 2:9).

To allow Christ on the throne in our hearts we must die to self. The Bible says, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). I can tell you that most Christians have no idea what it means to die to self. This will be a complete reversal of everything we have ever been taught in the world. From the cradle, we have been taught to take the initiative and do it ourselves. We were taught at an early age that we have the power to make a change in our lives, to be whatever we envision ourselves to be. We were taught that we have the power to solve all of our own problems by studying hard, doing research, and making the right choices. You can see that dying to self and trusting in Christ to lead you in every decision is completely opposite of everything we have been taught.

Most Christians will allow Christ to rule only if it’s an emergency, while they sit on the throne of their heart the rest of the time making their own decisions without Christ. On the other hand, to be truly known by Christ (Matthew 7:21-23) is to allow Him to reign in our lives every moment of every day. Believe me, when you do this you will see some remarkable changes in your life. In our day humanity is facing some of its greatest challenges from Global Warming to new and deadlier viruses descending upon all of humanity. Mankind is not turning to God to fix these problems or to understand what caused them in the first place. No, with mankind on the throne in his own heart, he is attempting to fix all the problems without God. Although mankind is unable to really fix any of his problems, the powers of darkness will convince all of humanity that he is the only one capable of doing it. The Antichrist will put the onus back on mankind for not having enough faith in himself. He will say, “Get back on the throne!” “Have faith in yourself, you can do it!” This is the current thinking in today’s world, this is the new philosophy, introduced by the powers of darkness. This is the lie from the pit of hell to lead us into bondage and a slave to the Antichrist. As they listen to the lie of the new world philosophy, then they will be led into an even deeper bondage to the coming Antichrist as he takes his seat of power in mystical Babylon. The Antichrist will give a face to this new world philosophy. He will be consumed with his own pride believing that he has all the solutions to fix the problems facing the world. He will appear to be one of the most intelligent men in the world as he enlists other learned men from the political, religious, and business realms to lead the entire world to sit upon the throne in the throne room of their own hearts.

On the other hand, God in His infinite wisdom has already given us the solution to all the problems facing a world headed for complete destruction caused by the increasing number of forest fires, heat waves, earthquakes, and massive flooding in our cities. He has already given us the solution to the global blight on humanity caused by the increasingly fatal viruses and diseases. When we allow Christ to take His rightful place upon the throne of our hearts, then we will listen to Him alone. As we listen to Christ, we understand that there is only one solution to their problems. They must repent of the many sins that have caused all their problems in the first place. Yes, sin has caused all of their problems! As God’s children, we must yell that from the rooftop of every building. No, electric cars and windmills will not solve their problems. No, new and improved vaccines will not solve their problems. The only thing that will help is allowing Christ to take His rightful place upon the throne in our hearts. When we do, then we will come out from among them and be separate. We will become a living example of Christ living in us to the glory of God. We will become a living example to the power of love and forgiveness. We will become a living example of turning the other cheek and going the extra mile by utilizing the principles of non-retaliation (Matthew 5:38-42).  We will be a living example of the health, emotional, and psychological wellbeing of allowing Christ to reign in our lives. We will be a peculiar people to the glory of God. The truth shall make you free.

Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)

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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

The question most asked, even by professed followers of Christ is, “Why do bad things happen to me?” That’s a great question. It is a question that’s been asked since the beginning of time. It is a question that has haunted humanity since the dawn of history. If you seriously want to know the answer, keep reading. This is a question that must be brought before the Lord in deep prayer and meditation, taking time to listen to His every word. We live in a day where the age-old understanding of fate has resurfaced, especially among the unbelievers. Unbelievers now espouse their senseless rhetoric, “That things just happen” solidifying their belief in fate. This is a belief that everything that happens is beyond our control, contrary to what we do or don’t do; if we are bad or good it makes no difference to the outcome. Although this kind of thinking may help them to accept the onslaught of bad things happening to them, it doesn’t answer the question. It only delays the inevitable, which often leads to stress, psychological trauma, mental illnesses, or something far worse, eternal separation from God. Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen?

The Coming Storm to Control all of Humanity (Video)

The storm is coming. Satan and the powers of darkness want total control of every person on the planet. They want to control your action, your speech, and your every thought. Large worldwide religious movements have tried to do this, and it did not work. Imperialism did not work, nation-building did not work, the United Nations did not work, even progressive liberalism isn’t working. Only one thing is! Unfortunately, it’s not God’s beautiful truth, because He will not force His will upon humanity. On the other hand, Satan, the master planner, and deceiver, is already at work to control the entire world. After watching the video on my secure website, please share it with others

This website and its content is copyright of He Reigns Christian Ministries – © Rev. Daniel W. Blair 2021. All rights reserved.

The Coming Storm to Control all of Humanity

The storm is coming. Satan and the powers of darkness want total control of every person on the planet. They want to control your action, your speech, and your every thought. Large worldwide religious movements have tried to do this, and it did not work. Imperialism did not work, nation-building did not work, the United Nations did not work, even progressive liberalism isn’t working. Only one thing is! Unfortunately, it’s not God’s beautiful truth, because He will not force His will upon humanity. On the other hand, Satan, the master planner, and deceiver, is already at work to control the entire world. He did it once before, just before the great flood and he is doing it again now. The Bible says, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart wasonly evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). “Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Read that again slowly allowing it to sink in deeply. This is Satan’s plan; this is his goal. Satan does not care what your religion is, he doesn’t care what country you belong to, and he doesn’t even care what color you are. The more, the merrier! “Come one, come all” is his motto. Even the leader of the Catholic Church is sending an invitation to all religions to come together and reject those, like myself, who embrace fundamentalism. Continue reading The Coming Storm to Control all of Humanity