Suburbs Of Heaven
Live in Christ, and you are in the suburbs of Heaven. There is but a thin wall between you and the land of praises. You are within one hour*s sailing of the shore of the new Canaan.
I love Mr. Rutherford*s analogy about the position of Christians here on earth. There are many truths about our position that are wonderful.
Ephesians 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
The kingdom is within us and the King is dwelling and working in us.
Luke 17:21: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Ephesians 3:17a: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . .
Philippians 2:13: For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
The same elements that will permeate Heaven are often available here and now to those of us who are destined for Heaven.
Romans 14:17: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 4:20: For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.