Monday, April 4, 2011


Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The above scripture seems to indicate that you can send treasure ahead up to heaven and it seems to mean that Jesus was speaking about wealth and money. One method is to share what you have NOW here on this earth, and you will be credited in heaven.

A step further would be our service to the Lord, and our sharing of the Gospel with others. Their conversion will be a treasure added to your account.

I do believe in tithing to your home church, and also in charitable giving of support to reputable missionaries, and Christian organizations that are using their funds wisely.

When you present your gifts to the Lord, know that giving is a form of worship and your attitude is important. Give cheerfully and with joy.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Recently a friend asked me to recommend a good Bible study on the subject of “Heaven and Hell,” or perhaps a good book on the subject.  The best source is the Bible. 

Many persons have written books about their experience of having visited Heaven and/or Hell. However one must remember that unless their happening lines up with scripture it is nothing more than an interesting story.

I believe in both heaven and hell. I believe there is much more to heaven than what we know at present. I am certain that we will all be surprised and pleased when we arrive.

Jesus spoke quite a good deal about the Kingdom of Heaven. Stephen saw Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father, as he was being stoned for his faith in Jesus. The Apostles, Peter, Paul and John also reported much about heaven.

Study of the scriptures seems to indicate that Heaven is now the place where the dead in Christ go for this present time. Also included are the Old Testament saints when those in Paradise were released. These few scriptures certainly create a lot of questions!

Matthew 27:51-53 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

My desire is to have a massive amount of treasure in Heaven; my family, my service to the Lord, and my wealth are treasures that I hope to find there. 

How about you?  What are you sending ahead??

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Russell Holloway said...

Thanks Hazel ... :-)

Lisa notes... said...

"However one must remember that unless their happening lines up with scripture it is nothing more than an interesting story."

I agree with you, Hazel. I just recently finished a book about someone's experience in 'heaven.' I can't explain his experience but if it doesn't line up with the Bible, I just can't put faith in it.

katdish said...

I think just being in the presence of Jesus will be pretty awesome. The bible says there will be no more sorrow or pain, that in "my father's house there are many rooms". I'm pretty sure I won't get bored.

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Deb said...

I'm with Katdish... Just looking forward to being in the presence of my creator and forgetting about earthly worries!
But, while I am here, I am determined to get as many there with me as I can!

Glynn said...

The best treasure is what we give away, just as it was given to us. Good post.