The writer of today’s devotional believes in the “once saved, always saved” theory, and we at Prophecies of Revelation do not hold to that theory. We believe that there are many indications in Scripture which imply that a man who was once genuinely saved can turn away from the faith, fall deep into sin and later reject Jesus. For example, Revelation 2:4-7 and Revelation 3:5, but there are many. We share these Scriptures at http://www.propheciesofrevelation.org/salvation21_pg2.php
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13
Have you ever known the frustration of canceled hotel reservations? Sometimes even the “guaranteed late arrival” system isn’t foolproof. You hustle through two airports, fumble with bags all the way, grab a rental car, drive through unfamiliar territory, and finally make it to the hotel, only to hear the clerk say, “I’m sorry, but no rooms are available.”
When Jesus told His disciples about His impending death, He gave them special assurance for the future: “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2 NASB). This promise was not for the disciples only; it is for everyone who accepts Christ as Savior and trusts Him for salvation.
Once you do this, your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and it cannot be erased (Revelation 21:27). Your reservation is secure. And you can rest in the fact that the place Jesus is is preparing for you is custom-made! Consider heaven as your real home and earth as a mere way station.
Hebrews 11:13 (NASB) tells us that the heroes of faith regarded themselves as “strangers and exiles on the earth.” They had great comfort in knowing that there was an eternal destination waiting for them.
You have God’s guarantee: no mansion on earth will ever compare to the one He has waiting for you.
Lord, I thank You that the Cross guarantees my destination. Heaven is my eternal home.