The only true God sits on the highest throne in the universe.
He is the great and awesome God, the Father God Almighty.
His glory flows from his throne, fills heaven, and is on and throughout all the earth.
At the right hand of His power is his Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus was with the Father before the world was. He and the Father are one.
Their Spirit fills the heavens and the earth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ.
Their presence, their glory, is so wonderful, so beautiful, human words cannot express Him.
For humans, the earth life is basically a temporary life before their eternity, in heaven or hell.
Our purpose, our mission, is to know Him and to fulfill the purpose He has for us on the earth. That purpose will continue in eternity.
A mystery is that God knows who will make it to heaven and who will not.
God knows and declares the end from the beginning. Jesus is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). The book of life was written before the world was (Luke 10:20, Revelation 17:8). The kingdom was prepared for God’s children before the foundation of the world (Matthew 25:34).
The saved are truly, unspeakably fortunate. God chose them to be His children before the foundation of the world. Such knowledge is too wonderful for us.
And yet, Jesus died for the world (John 3:16). God is not willing that any perish but that all come to everlasting life (2 Peter 3:9). He desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
Every child under the age of about five, who dies, goes directly to heaven, where they will live forever. People who have visited heaven confirm this truth.
How can this be? How can God know who will be saved . . . yet, Jesus died for the whole world, and it is up to man to choose whom they serve?
All these things are eternal mysteries, because our God is an eternal mystery and revelation. He’s beyond our human comprehension.
Jesus told His disciples, “Because to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven . . .” (Matthew 13:11).
Everything about our most holy faith is a glorious mystery – and a present reality.
The Lord Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” God set up the perfect plan. The only true God is with His people, always . . . and forever (John 14:16).
God Almighty is a glorious eternal revelation. Yet, He offers Himself to every person. Knowing Him is the greatest privilege for mankind.
Saints are eternally secure in Him.
In the Good Shepherd passage, Jesus revealed how secure we are:
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will pluck them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (John 10:28-30).