Can you imagine that, being Christians and not to believe that there is a heaven and a hell. Some people being Christians say that God is boring. Can you imagine this? Being Christians they don't know that there is no place like God's presence.
Some people say that heaven is a boring place where you have to sing songs mournfully before God. No TV, no games, no entertainment, etc. How shocking it is? What can we say about these things? There are churches which teach these kind of things today. But I say that heaven is the most happiest place you can ever imagine or even think of. In fact it is beyond our imagination.
Can you imagine, no sorrow, no pain, no agony, no trouble, no worries, no hard times, no tears, There is no place like God's presence. I say that heaven is a times or a lot more better than earth. Participants were asked whether they thought each species went to Heaven yes, no, or unsure. Then we simply added up the number of species people think go to Heaven. Our survey also included a general measure of religious attitudes, including the belief in Heaven. Finally, subjects completed a standardized measure of anthropomorphism.
Seventy-five percent of the students believed that people go to Heaven, and most students who believe in Heaven think that nonhuman animals go there. I guessed that a lot of the students would say that dogs and cats go to Heaven, but that only a few would accord the same privilege to pigs, snakes, worms, and mosquitoes.
I was wrong. A large majority of the students who thought that any animal could go to Heaven felt that all species did. Not surprisingly, at the top of the list of Heaven-bound animals were dogs 57 percent of all subjects thought dogs went to Heaven and cats 56 percent.
They were a picture of apostolic prayer: fervent, continuous, unswayed by circumstances or disappointments, prevailing until the victory is won. They did not pray a few hours one day, but a long time. It says they offered "constant prayer. Even in the middle of the night, there were some who were gathered together in watching prayer for Peter's life. After days and nights of constant prayer, suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to Peter and the prison cell was filled with a bright light.
Apostolic prayer will move Heaven and earth, releasing angels to hearken to His Word. The angel, who had just come from the very presence of God, carried the Shekinah glory of that presence when he came. This glory-light is equation-changing. We've seen it and experienced it. It's alive. It comes from the Presence, from Heaven. And it changes the equations on earth when it arrives. When we pray, "Your Kingdom come," we are inviting Heaven's light to shine into the darkness.
Deliverance comes in the glory light. The angel struck Peter to wake him up, and his chains fell off. In the same way, our corporate, fervent prayers will loose chains of iniquity, injustice, darkness, and oppression and release captives to freedom. The account also gives us a picture of the power of prayer to loose the Church to her destiny, a Church bound by religion, humanism, and principalities of this age; chained between soldiers, imprisoned by iron gates, but set free by prayer.
Peter was led by the angel through the gates and past the guard posts. The city gate opened of its own accord. Jesus, you will remember, said that He was going to build His Church and the gates of Hell would not prevail against it see Matthew No matter what the enemy has thrown at you, no matter what gates of iron may seem to block your path, this is the promise to the Church of Jesus Christ.
Corporate watching prayer is God's awesome secret weapon. Personal devotion, personal praise and prayer are powerful, but the corporate Body harmonizing in prayer and apostolic intercession releases authority to see cities taken overnight.
I believe the end-time believing Church is on a rescue operation for millions of souls. We are on a rescue operation for our nation to come into revival. We are on a rescue operation for all the members of our family to be saved. We are on a rescue operation to see signs and wonders and the greater works restored to His Church, to confirm the Gospel message.
Jesus went, "as was His custom," up to the mountain to pray during the night watches see Luke Watching was commanded by God in keeping with the observance of Passover. New International Version But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
New Living Translation But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and read it. English Standard Version And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, Berean Study Bible But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look inside it. Berean Literal Bible And no one in heaven, nor upon the earth, nor under the earth, was able to open the scroll, nor to see it.
New American Standard Bible And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. New King James Version And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. King James Bible And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. Christian Standard Bible But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or even to look in it.Mar 29, · Bugs have no spiritual component that could ascend to heaven without their bodies. The debate about whether animals do is ongoing. I believe the official Vatican position is still that they don't, but many would like exemptions for dogs, cats, bun.