He has prepared a city for them.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. § An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you. § Here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven. § Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. § You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. § Yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Heb. 11:16; John 14:3; 1 Peter 1:4; Heb. 13:14;
Acts 1:11; James 5:7–8; Heb. 10:37; 1 Thess. 4:17–18
Base things of the world . . . God has chosen.
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, … among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind.
According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
1 Cor. 1:28; 6:9–11; Eph. 2:1–3; Titus 3:5–6; Isa. 55:8