“Somewhere” is Heaven

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #12 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Revelation 21 & 22:1-5

As we begin today, allow me to share with you this beautiful song sung by Barbra Streisand titled “Somewhere”:

Someday, somewhere
We’ll find a new way of living
We’ll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere…
There’s a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere

There’s a time for us
Someday there’ll be a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to learn, time to care
Someday, somewhere
We’ll find a new way of living
We’ll find there’s a way of forgiving
Somewhere… Somewhere… Somewhere…

There’s a place for us
A time and a place for us
Hold my hand and we’re half way there
hold my hand and I’ll take you there
Somehow…
Someday, somewhere…

The beautiful lyrics of this song call to mind a place of quiet and a place of peace. As a Christian, all I can think of is that place called Heaven. John MacArthur wrote a wonderful article about this place called Heaven. Allow me to share with you briefly some of his words.
“Heaven is a place more wonderful than we can ever begin to imagine. It is a place of joy and beauty, of peace and happiness that will never end.

“Heaven is also a place where there will be no sin or suffering, no sorrow or pain. It’s a place where there will be no quarrels or disagreements, no disappointments or weeping — because there will be nothing there to make us sad. And in heaven we will never do anything to displease God.

“We will then know perfect joy. Psalm 16:11 says, “In Thy presence is fullness of joy; in Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.” Everything that now makes us groan will finally be done away with, and we will find ourselves in the very presence of God, where the purest and truest kind of joy is possible.

“In heaven we will also have perfect knowledge. The Bible says, “Then shall I know even as also I am known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). We will have no more unanswered questions, no confusion, no ignorance, and no more need to walk by faith rather than by sight.

“We will live in perfect comfort. We will love God perfectly and will be loved perfectly by Him. His love will engulf us forever.

“Stated simply, heaven is a place of perfect joy forever.”

The passage which we read from the book of Revelation is a part of John’s futuristic vision. In his vision, John gives us a glimpse of what Heaven will be like. Allow me to share with you three aspects of Heaven which John shows us in his description of this beautiful place.

I. First of all, John shows us that eternal life will be a reality in Heaven.

II. Secondly, John shows us that the sin curse will be removed in Heaven.

III. The third thing we see in this passage is that we will once again be reunited with God.

+ Plus, listen to Barbra Streisand singing “Somewhere”, Inez Andrews singing “Come and Go to That Land”, and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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