Last week we discussed that this sin cursed world is not our home. We are not home yet!
What will it be like when we arrive in heaven? Will we know each other? We will have a body, but will I look the same? (I’m praying for major improvements!)
Will you know me? Will I know you and know your name? Will we have our given names in heaven?
More questions! I start thinking about heaven and my mind goes 1,000 mph. Maybe even warp speed, when I begin to wonder, what will it all be like?
Some answers to our questions are found in Revelation 2:17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
We will have our old name and a new name, when we get to heaven.
Remember Matthew 17:3, on the mount of Transfiguration
And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. (Christ)
Moses and Elijah had died hundreds of years earlier, yet they were still known by their earthly names.
There will be thousands of Ralphs, hundreds of thousands of Marys, Sues, Toms and Joes. But Jesus loves you so much that He will give you a new name, a private name, a real “love name” that will be just for you!
When He calls you, His lamb, by the new name on the white stone, you will know His voice!
Only You! Not another Joe or Ralph, not another Barbara or Carrie, Just YOU. There will be no confusion in Heaven! God knows you. Jesus knows you and He will give you a new name in heaven.
When He calls, you and Jesus will spend time together.
Oh, what a Saviour! Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus!
You are loved,
Pastor and Muzette