1. “And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever”
A. And I will dwell
2. God has made sure that the faithful who are in eternal life abide in a place that is
proper and fitting for those who love Him (John 14:2-3).
A. Not only are we with the Father and the Father is with us, but we are in this place of rest for all eternity. Forever has no end, it’s a time that continues and never comes to an end because God has no end and the faithful who dwell (live or make their
home with Him) have no end. Man does not have to die twice, unless Christ comes back before we die, we will face one death. This is not avoidable-the 2nd death (eternal damnation) is avoidable (Matthew 7:13-14).
B. Think for a moment with me - the faithful die-but do they stay dead? No the faithful find a place that’s described as eternal life. We continue to live for eternity (Revelation 2:11).
The unfaithful, when they die, what do they face? Do they stay dead? No! But, they continue to feel the pains of death for all eternity in a place designed for the unfaithful and rebellious thus they face the 2nd death or we could say eternal death (Revelation 21:8).
All will live after their bodies stop working but it’s where we live that make the difference and it’s how we live before God today that determines which place we will live.
3. The end result of our faithfulness is found in eternal life with the Father where we abide forever because of His mercy and it’s where we see the ultimate display of God’s goodness, care and love.