Pastor Greg Laurie centered his message on the words of Jesus in John 14 and the three common questions people ask when they’re near death for the third night of the 30th annual SoCal Harvest.
The three most common questions that people who know they’re near the end of their life ask, Laurie said Sunday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, are: 1. What’s going to happen to me after I die? 2. Is there really a God? 3. Am I going to Heaven?
“Heaven is a real place,” Laurie said, and “deep down inside” everyone feels “the tug of heaven.”
“What is Heaven like?” Laurie said, in one word, “Amazing … beyond your wildest dreams.”
Unlike popular conceptions of Heaven as boring, where people are just floating on clouds, “Heaven is a real place for real people to do real things.”
Jesus spoke about Heaven in John 14, the evangelist pointed out.
Jesus said, “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going” (2-4).
Then Thomas asked, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (5)
To which Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him” (6-7).
After you die, Laurie said, your “soul will enter the afterlife,” and whether you enter Heaven is up to you.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Napp Nazworth