Travellers’ Guide to Heaven

23 Aug 2020 by Marion Jones in: Looking Out

ACCOMMODATION: Arrangements for 1st class accommodation have been made in advance.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions …I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2

 

PASSPORTS: Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper credentials and having their name registered with the ruling authority.

“But nothing that is impure will enter the city, nor anyone who does shameful things or tells lies.
Only those whose names are written in the lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:27

 

DEPARTURE TIMES: The exact date of departure has not been announced. Travellers are advised to be prepared to leave at short notice.

“It is not for you to know the times or the occasions that are set by the Father’s own authority.” Acts 1:7

 

TICKETS: The ticket is a written pledge that guarantees your journey. It should be claimed, and its promises kept firmly in hand.

“Whoever hears my words and believes in Him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged but has already passed from death to life.” John 5:24

 

CUSTOMS: Only one declaration is required when going through customs.

“I declare unto you the Gospel …that Christ died for our sin according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He was risen on the third day.” 1 Corinthians 15: 1,3,4

 

LUGGAGE: No luggage whatsoever can be taken.

“We brought nothing into the world and it is certain we can take nothing out.” 1 Timothy 6:7

 

AIR PASSAGE: Travellers going directly by air are advised to watch daily for indications of imminent departure.

“We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17

 

VACCINATION AND INNOCULATION: Injections are not needed, as diseases are unknown at the destination.

“He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain.” Revelation 21:4

 

CURRENCY: Supplies of currency may be forwarded ahead to await the passenger’s arrival. Deposits should be as large as possible.

“Lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20

 

CLOTHING: A complete and appropriate new wardrobe is provided for each traveller.

“He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10

 

RESERVATION: Booking is now open. Apply at once.

“Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” Corinthians 6:2

 

~St. Alban’s Epping Parish Magazine