We’ve all heard the songs about heaven over the years. Heaven must be there by the Eurogliders, Heaven is a place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle, Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin, and John Lennon’s song Imagine which questions, “Imagine there’s no heaven, above us only sky?”
Using a heavenly court room scene, Matt explains how God’s judgement works.
Have we turned our back on our first love?
In the context of giving, praying and fasting he says go ahead and do these things. But if it’s done with a prideful heart, showing off in front of people, you’ve already received your reward. It’s important to see the message behind the text here. He’s asking the question, are you doing these things as a show for others to see? Or are you doing it truly because you have your heart in the right place.
I’ve heard a few messages from men who have had experiences in heaven. Jesse Duplantis, Roberts Leardon, Don Piper, and here’s a brief account from Paul. All of them were changed. Ruined for the ordinary, thirsting for more of God, transformed with a divine purpose.