Heaven Will Be Undivided

August 2, 2020

It is important to see things through the eyes of God, which can totally be found in the scripture if we read it for ourselves and ask His help to understand it.  Everything happening today was foretold by God.  Thousands of years in advance.  Because “ He knows the end from the beginning.”  He dwells outside of time.  That’s why it is so foolish for man to seek “mediums” and horoscopes and such to find “wisdom”  when God is Wisdom Himself.  He made everything and knows what it’s purpose is, and when it will come to an end.

The beauty is – that He has offered us through accepting what Jesus Christ did on the cross and accepting Him as our Lord – we are offered the promise of living in His kingdom – forever – where there are no more tears, pain, sorrow…..heaven.  And in the here and now – we will never be alone.  He will never leave us or forsake us.  We have good promises to stand on.  Having faith is believing what He said – no matter what you see.

God will protect us in this crazy time or take us home to His house at our appointed time.

As for where we are now…..it’s all in the Book.  Don’t be afraid to look.  

God will arise to judge the earth – but if we are in Him, in Christ – it will be okay for us.

Here is an interesting scripture about God “shaking” the earth.  For us – it is so our reliance will be on Him.  But for the world and the enemy of humanity, the devil, Satan.  He gets his way for only a moment in time – and people decide who their allegiance will be to.  Then for Satan and all those that have chosen to follow his ways……it will end…..and not well.  Choose life.  God rules heaven and earth and yes, we will have to live by His ways…..because a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.  And heaven is undivided.  

Isaiah 2:17-22

 

The arrogance of man will be brought low

and human pride humbled;

the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,

and the idols will totally disappear.

 

People will flee to caves in the rocks

and to holes in the ground

from the fearful presence of the Lord

and the splendor of his majesty,

when he rises to shake the earth.

 

In that day people will throw away

to the moles and bats

Look up, look up, look up I say
Jesus instructions for those living in this day
Don’t look at the storms, don’t look at the waves
Keep your eyes on heaven, bad things will pass away

Do not mourn at the doom or cry at the gloom
Know that a childbirth is coming very soon
The earth groans and travails, the Word has said
Until the sons of God have been revealed

Great things can happen in the midst of it all
Many will come forth, though many shall fall
Purified by fire, refined like gold
Takes place at the ending, just like we were told

Hang on to Jesus, draw ever near
No need to doubt, and no need to fear
Feast on His promises so you can endure
Our faith will be challenged, but come forth so pure

And we must remember to keep heaven in sight
He’s prepared a place for us which comes after the night
In the darkest hour, never forget
Jesus is waiting, your place He has set

We are His bride, a wedding feast to come
We’ll be wearing white garments, see God on His throne
No more corruption, no more tears,
No more pain or long difficult years

We will all celebrate, like never before
Our Father is waiting, He has so much more
Remember “Look up”, there’s more on the way
That will help us endure these present crazy days.

copyright 2019 Jean Chamblee Thomas

Luke 21:28
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Peering into the unseen world
Mysteries profound
No one knows just what they are
But we can hear the sound

Sound of Spirit whispers fine
Sweet and quiet love
Coming from the throne of God
To bring us our new home

Been prepared since days of old
Waiting to arrive
On this planets surface here
New Jerusalem is alive

All in plain sight in Your book
But hidden to the ones
That never open up their hearts
It’s only for Your sons

Sons and daughters waiting here
Clicking away the time
Anxiously awaiting
While we do what we’re assigned

Bride and groom the dances swirl
Imagining the day
When we can join the veil removed
Freedom to see Your face when we pray

Looking into Your eyes of love
No longer far away
Eternity’s mysteries calling us
We’re waiting for that Day

copyright  2016  Jean Chamblee Thomas

We were all created spiritual and eternal beings. We have a body that will pass away….but we…our soul/spirit is eternal. The decisions we make in this life will determine what happens after we die. There are two choices according to the Words of our Creator.

1. We choose to accept God’s way to heaven and receive Jesus Christ His Son as our Lord and Savior by believing in what He did for us on the cross and following Him. Then at our death we will go to the judgement seat of Christ and on to heaven.

OR 2. We live after our selfish desires all our lives and end up at the Great White Throne Judgement that ends up with eternity in hell/ the lake of fire. Here are the scriptures.

The Judgment Seat of Christ

2 Corinthians 5: 9-10 “ Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”

The Great White Throne Judgment

The final judgment prior to the lost being cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:11-15   “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.  The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.  Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

These things are very clear….but sadly so few are willing to talk about it. They are living with a 70 or 80 year perspective instead of a perspective of eternity. What we do here in this life affects the rest of our existence. There are no do overs after death. But there are thankfully do overs now…..there is nothing God can’t forgive and no situation that He cannot get you out of……Call on Him….ask for His help. Life is meant to be a sweet journey with our heavenly Father….learning, growing, laughing, crying….we are created to live with Him here and later in heaven. I pray you won’t miss out on the now. God has rewards for each time we obey Him. Lets “lay up treasures in heaven”

Matthew 6:19-20
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

Let’s make our lives count for eternity!  Hope this has been informative and helpful!  Blessings to you!  Have a great day!

MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT

October 26, 2016

Did you know that God prepared things for you to do during your life before you were ever born?

It’s true!! Look at this scripture carefully:

Ephesians 2:10
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Notice the words “prepared beforehand”. Do you know what they are for your life? Have you done any of them? If you are not certain….don’t despair…..you can start today. Here are instructions straight from God’s Word….

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Luke 11:10
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

So you can seek God and find out in the word and in prayer what He wants you to do in His kingdom. For example (and there are hundreds in scripture) James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

It is important that we know what God is asking of us as individuals. God often will give us small tasks or projects or even tell you to call someone and encourage them. Don’t discount these small obediences. There is great reward each time we obey the Spirit of God’s promptings and His word.     For example: Mark 9:41
“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

So when we do things according to the Word, things the Bible instructs us to do and things the Holy Spirit leads us to do…..our work will remain and there will be a reward. It needs to be directed by God for your life. Then we will be building gold, silver and precious stones as opposed to wood, hay and straw which are works done in the flesh for wrong motives or wrong reasons. See this scripture below:

1 Corinthians 3:9-15  “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.  According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.  For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.  If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.  If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

Now just to clarify……doing works will not save you……salvation is NOT by works.

Ephesians 2: 8,9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

BUT …..after you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior….He has some cool stuff for you to do that will bless you in this life and cause you to receive a reward laid up for you in heaven!!

Ephesians 5:15-17 “ See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,  redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

May God help us to see, know, and understand what He is asking each of us to do. And on a side note…..He loves when we are willing to do things in secret….just seen by Him when it is possible.

Matthew 6:4
“…that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”

God bless you…..many of you already know these things…..but some have never heard this lesson from the Bible. I pray it will stir you up to be about the Master’s kingdom business. For He Himself longs to bless you and greatly desires for you to receive eternal rewards!!!

Much love,

Jean

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!! AND I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT THAT!!

“It is finished” He said on the cross…..our debt has been paid!! Nothing that happens in this life can compare to the awesomeness of heaven. “Call on the name of the Lord” “Draw near to Him” He loves you… Don’t miss out on His gift to us……. You are greatly loved.

Give yourself to Him and be His bride for all eternity! He will always be faithful! Nothing we give up here to follow Him will ever compare.

Romans 10: 8-13   “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Are you a “whoever”?  He’s just waiting for your invitation!  Don’t delay!!  Please!!  I want you to be there…..in heaven too!

Love to you,     Jean

MORE AND MORE

September 3, 2016

MORE AND MORE

I get to know you
More and more
As I walk through time
Jesus is my open door

So many things
I thought I understood
But under clouds of darkness
My thinking hard as wood

So much more
O, Lord open up
The eyes of my understanding
Fill again my empty cup

So close, so near
I feel you in my heart
Whisper away my fears
Your words hit every mark

Open, open
O, God of the universe
The kingdom of heaven
Is the place of my new birth

I feel Your love arising
Lighting up my mind
Renewing every part of me
Didn’t know I was so blind

Our light is darkness
Compared to your infinite shine
And oh great God of the universe
How can you be so kind?

Kind and good and generous
To give us all we’ve got
Share with us your character
Hide your secret plot

Hidden treasures everywhere
If we would only look
Hidden treasures come alive
Inside your very book

Off the page and on the stage
Kingdom of God on earth
Now’s the time to enter in
And find out what you’re worth

Oh the price, the price He paid
He laid it on the line
Holding nothing back for us
He passed the test of all time

No love greater will ever be
Than what Jesus did for us
For now and all eternity
He gave His life for us

More and more and more, my Lord
Pour it out on me
The presence of the Trinity
That is our destiny!

copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee

WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH

August 17, 2016

WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH
Just had to give this testimony! So many in the body of Christ have ceased to press in to the things of God and the fire of God is falling again and He is ready and waiting for us to press in!! I will give you an example. Ed and I went to a “Heaven on Earth” conference (nothing “magic” about the conference….just a group truly seeking the face of God) and we spent time praying for hours before we got there on the drive up, hearing preaching and then hours in worship and in prayer at the alter with other believers. We were filled with His Presence and surrounded by God’s glory. HIS glory…..nothing of man.
Then on the drive home we stopped at a rest stop for a bathroom break. And I kid you not……this 20 year old walks up to me and says they don’t have enough gas money to get home and could I help out……DIVINE APPOINTMENT….I just smiled and said “Come to my car”. We started talking about the conference and God and his eyes were wide open and excited! I handed him a $20 and gave him a book and some Christian music CD’s and the Spirit of God was just exploding in that little parking lot…..mind you there were 4 other young people in the car watching all this. Then…..right then. A car pulls up beside ours and the guy rolled down the window and said “Mam…..I’m so embarrassed to ask this….but I’m almost out of gas….!!! Hallelujah!! God Himself was just bringing them to us!!!! So we pulled out some more cash and started telling him about God, the conference, and gave him a salvation tract and Christian music CD’s and I could just feel that glory that was present at the alter…..present in the parking lot and that God had hand picked these people to experience the Living God!!!
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will see some of them in heaven because of Jesus Christ invading their lives!!! And we get to be a part of all that if we will lay down the things of this world and seek and hunger for God above all else. This is the hour…….this is the day. God is NO respecter of persons……He does not show favoritism ……what He does for one He will do for another. Are you willing to pay the price? To press in to God and experience heaven on earth!!! We were created to be “Living in the Book Of Acts”!! Oh how I pray that we will not miss it! It will not come again….I truly believe we are entering into the last great harvest before the great and terrible Day of the Lord. I pray that you will hunger and thirst for a relationship with JESUS CHRIST like you have never experienced before!! HE LOVES YOU WITH A PASSION THAT CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BY EXPERIENCING IT! By pressing in to Him. By getting alone with Him. By hungering and thirsting after Him above all else!! There is a love deeper and more fulfilling than you could have ever imagined!!! He is waiting for you……to love you! TO LOVE YOU!!! You are His unique and precious creation…..there is only one you…..and He wants you! He wants to love you! He wants to take you deeper in relationship with Him. Will you let HIM? He is waiting….. One step at a time. I pray you will take just one step closer to Him today…..one conversation…..one prayer……one block of time you give just to HIM. He died for you and He is worthy. Go for it…..don’t worry about tomorrow. You don’t have to live up to anyones expectations or be like anyone else. Let Him make you who YOU were created to be. We ALL are pieces of the puzzle…..the body. Different and so totally a creative work of God…. He loves YOU!!!! Wants YOU!! Passionately desires your love and your fellowship. See how great a price He paid to demonstrate His love…… I pray with all my heart you will take a step closer to Him today!
Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.”
…..heaven is not something you have to wait for….heaven is in Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.

OUR NEED FOR A SAVIOR

June 5, 2014

You have not found your way here by accident.  God has a special plan for your life and we have simply been brought across your path to help you on your journey to know Him. What an awesome thing to come into a relationship with your Creator.  This could be your day!  Below is a simple explanation from the scriptures on why we all need a Savior and how we are actually put on this earth and “created” with a hunger in our hearts to know the One that made us.

Let’s start with what the Bible says about our need for a Savior… Romans 3:23 says for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

That is all of us. None of us is without sin. We have all done things that our consciences have told us not to do, right? We have all violated that inner voice that tells us right from wrong. In a way that is good news! Because salvation is not something we can earn or attain to. Not a position we can ascend to. It is a FREE gift. Purchased by Jesus Christ when he shed his blood on the cross.

He alone as the Son of God lived a perfect life and could be the perfect sacrifice for our sins. And what love He had for us that He was willing to do that on our behalf. A crime (sin) was committed and a holy God must satisfy justice. The beauty of it all is that He knew we could not do that ourselves and He chose to send His own Son as a sacrifice to pay the price for us.

John 3:16 says… For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. WHOEVER believes. God does not discriminate. His gift is for us all. It is up to us to choose. You don’t have to “get cleaned up” before you come to Christ. Only He has the power to make you a new creation. It’s not something you can do on your own.

Romans 10: 9, 10… If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

That is just the beginning. A real relationship with Him is possible. An intimate place with Him for those who seek Him with all their hearts.    Jeremiah 29:13 says…”
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Think of it…you can know your Creator. He made you because He wants you. God created us because He wanted a family. Amazing! Are you ready to get started?

Prayer is simply talking to God. Nothing fancy.

Here is an example of a salvation prayer:    “God I believe you are real, I see your creation and something inside me tells me there is a reason you made me. I ask you to come into my heart, come into my life, and show me who You are. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Forgive me for the many sins I have committed and help me to walk and live in a new way. I want to know you. I invite you to be my Lord and Savior. Help me to grow into a loving relationship with You. Help me to know Your ways. Open my eyes so that I can know You.” Amen.

He is Lord and He cares about all of your life, your joys, and your pains. He created you to be with Him; a part of Him. There is a rich relationship with God in front of you as you continue to seek to know Him more.  You are greatly loved!    Hebrews 13:5  “For Jesus has said,  “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.   You need never feel alone again!  Welcome to the Family!

Some Day No Tomorrow

February 16, 2014

Some day no tomorrow

It ends for us all

We don’t like to think it

But the trumpet will call

Are you sure you are ready?

Have you made your choice?

To become what you were created for

To God lift your voice?

You’ve heard Jesus loves you

But you choose to ignore

Why are you waiting?

He will soon shut the door

Like the parable of the virgins

Five wise and five fools

When it’s time for His coming

It’s too late to move

Move from your living

In lawlessness and sin

Let His truth get you ready

Let His blood cleanse within

Cleansed by the Saviour

By your choice to believe

He makes it so easy

But Satan deceives

Only believe

And He’ll lead you out

Break all the chains

That have wrapped you about

He has such great mercy

His anger He’ll lift

If you turn to Him

To His Spirit submit

Humble yourself

At His feet lowly bow

You were created for this

To come live in His house

Heaven is created

For them that believe

All that He’s done for you

Simply receive

Let Him take you in

The world’s torn your soul

Only He can heal you

Touch you deep, make you whole

It’s time to stop running

It’s time to come in

Dwell in His safety

Depart from your sin

It only destroys you

And this breaks His heart

Let Him just love you

Turn around, make a new start

copyright   2014  Jean Chamblee

Luke 15:20-24   Parable Of The Prodigal Son

 “And he (the prodigal son)  arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.  And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bringout the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.  And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;  for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.”