HEAVEN IS A PLACE IN ZION
We are in the Promised Land but
we are not yet in Heaven. Zion is a place and Heaven is a place in Zion, Our
Spiritual location is Zion, though terrestrially we could be in different parts
of the world, but celestially we are in Zion and not everywhere in the
celestial world is Zion.
The kingdom of God is a vast one consisting
of saints both in heaven and on earth. Heaven is a geographical place in the
kingdom of God. So we are not in Heaven, though we are in the kingdom of God.
And one day, we are going to travel from where we are right now in God’s
kingdom to Heaven, which is another place in the kingdom of God.
Though we are not physically in
Heaven now but we are already citizen of Heaven
Outwardly, in appearance we do
not know what we shall be like, the world also does not know. However, one
thing we know is that one day very soon, these corruptible bodies of ours shall
put on in corruption and mortality shall be swallowed up in life.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD
This is great. In this particular
assembly, we are all representatives. Nobody represents another: you represent
yourself. That means we all matter, and the assembly is not complete without
you unlike those in the house of Assembly of earthly countries are
representatives of different localities in the country, and the Assembly cannot
be convened without them. We all matter in the kingdom of God.