Thursday, September 08, 2016

"I Qualified!"

Colossians 1.12 NKJV

“…giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”

If I found a home I wanted to purchase, I would first determine if I qualified to own it. I’d ask a reputable lender to pull my credit history and analyze my credit score. His underwriter would investigate my income, review my W-2’s and bank statements, verify my down payment, and consider my debt to income ratios.

If I qualified, the lender would issue me a certificate of qualification and I would make an offer on the home. If the offer was accepted, I would exercise due diligence to verify the home was in good working order and appraised at value. Loan documents would be drawn and sent to a title company whose escrow officer would assist all parties in signing the necessary papers to transfer title and make payment to the seller. The transaction would close when my name was permanently recorded on the deed at the county courthouse.

Jesus promised me a new home in heaven…

“In my Father's house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.”
John 14.2 KJV

“…we have a building from God,
an eternal house in heaven”
2nd Corinthians 5.1 NIV

I qualify to own my heavenly home because…

1. My credit checked out:

“God will credit righteousness — for us who believe
in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”
Romans 4.24b NIV

2. I received the income necessary to make the purchase:

“For you know that God paid a
ransom to save you from the empty life….
He paid for you with the precious
lifeblood of Christ, the sinless,
spotless Lamb of God.”
1st Peter 1.18a, 19 NLT

3. My name was recorded on the deed:

“I will never blot out his name from the book of life , 
but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.”
Revelation 3.5b NIV

The house I got is fantastic! It’s brand new construction and never needs repair or maintenance. It’s on a street of pure gold lined with trees always bearing fruit. It’s a waterfront property on a river as clear as crystal. My new home is in a gated community but the gates are never shut. It’s never dark there. No one ever gets sick, or mourns, or dies. You can read all about it in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCR’s) recorded in the book of Revelation, chapter 21.

You would love it here. Believe me, if I qualify for a home in a classy place like this, so would you!

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I was privileged to list and sell above pictured homes some years ago. These homes are located in Beaverton, Wilsonville, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

3 comments:

One Sided said...

I think I am just a few houses down from you.

Dave's Bible Blog said...

It will be great to enjoy heaven together, won't it. That makes us friends for life and neighbors for eternity!

By the way, a good book on the subject is "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn, a local author in the Portland area.

God Bless,
Dave

Anonymous said...

Great piece Dave! I appreciate the time you have spent on this and the creativity. I look forward to sharing this with others.

Shane