Heaven Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

This is the text I used for tonight's sermon on heaven. 
I have the audio uploaded to http://www.onenesspentecostal.org/audio 

This started out as a study on heaven, but I noticed a couple of other

1 Cor 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they
known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Notice that right after Jesus is described as the Lord of glory
(which blows away the trinity garbage), a hint of what awaits those
who obey God.

1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him.
1 Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the
Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit
of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but
the Spirit of God.
1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God.
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing
spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.

Then an answer to the false christian whine of "oh you're judging me"
when they are confronted by the Word of God that exposes them as

1 Cor 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he
himself is judged of no man.
1 Cor 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may
instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Glory to God for His unfathomable generosity, Praise the name of

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high
mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem,
descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone
most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at
the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the
names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the
south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the
south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in
them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the
city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large
as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve
thousand furlongs.
The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and
four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the
Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the
city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished
with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper;
the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an
Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh,
chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a
chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate
was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were
transparent glass.

I believe that science only recently discovered that totally pure
gold is TRANSPARENT like glass.

Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and
the Lamb are the temple of it.
Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to
shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the
light thereof.
Rev 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the
light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and
honour into it.
Rev 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for
there shall be no night there.

And, notice that, there will be no night in heaven.

What a small and tiny price that God asks of a man, only asking man to
renouce a path of self-destruction and death by obeying Acts 2:38.

2 Pet 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we
made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the

That same Jehovah God was manifest in the flesh.

1 Tim 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of
angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into glory.

Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal
salvation unto all them that obey him;

Josh 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you
this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers
served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will
serve the LORD.

Pastor Steve Winter