Mandy Baker Johnson

Living without Shadows

Tag: heaven

Will

This is the last will and testament of me, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of Man and Son of God.

I give to all who will believe in my name the right to become children of God.

To all whom my Father has adopted, we give the Holy Spirit. We want them to know they are beloved children of God, and the Spirit will tell their spirits that this is who they are.

Every child of God becomes an heir of God and a co-heir with me, the firstborn.

I give to each child every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Everything I have enjoyed, I bequeath to them. They are citizens of heaven and my Father’s home is their home. I joyfully share with each one the unending blessing that is mine.

Each child of God is seated in heavenly places with me. The Father will lavish His grace on them for all eternity: showing them how abundantly rich His kindness is to them.

I, Jesus, have died to give them life because I love them with outrageous and extravagant love. Their worth is far above the price of rubies. I have cleansed them from sin with my own blood. I’ve taken all their dirty rags of striving and rebellion, and clothed them in my glorious robes of righteousness.

Enter

Open to Me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.

I love these words from Psalm 118, which Jesus would have sung with His friends during the Passover supper on Good Friday. What meaning this psalm must have had for Him at that moment.

When Jesus next entered heaven, He would have been betrayed, arrested, tortured, killed, and come back to life, having beaten death forever.

When He went through those gates of righteousness, He flung them wide so that people like me and you could follow Him in.

What a saviour! What an incredible God, who loves us unimaginably and died so that we could enter into abundant life with Him. WOOO HOOO!

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