Earthly Heroes Will Be Forgotten
And Are Not Heroes In Heaven
The heroes on this earth are not the heroes of heaven. The world's heroes can be found at the baseball, basketball, and the hockey hall of fame, the walk of fame in Hollywood, California and Cleveland, Ohio's rock and roll hall of fame. The world admires the greatest hero of basketball Michael Jordan and the greatest hero of hockey Wayne Gretzy. But the bible says that earthly heroes will be forgotten when this earth burns up. Only the heroes of heaven will be remembered and honored.
2 Peter 3:10 says But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. All the memories of earthly heroes will be burned up and forgotten. The Lord Jesus will create new heavens and a new earth where all the memories of this sinful world will be forgotten. Isaiah 65:17 says For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
How blessed to know that we will not remember any bad memories or bad thoughts from this world that won't even come into our mind. This is because the devil is not in the new heavens and new earth. The only thing saints will remember in the new heaven and new earth will be what they did for Jesus. It's like a woman after she has a baby; The woman forgets the suffering and pain of her labor during childbirth and rejoices to see her child. Soon all the saints will forget the sufferings on this fading earth when they see the Lord Jesus and rejoice forevermore
And the Word of God will remain forever. Jesus said at Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Therefore, keep reading and memorizing the bible every day and invest your time into the Word that lasts forever. If anyone tells you that you are too spiritual and talk too much about Jesus, tell them Correction; I need to talk more about Jesus and thanks for the compliment while you leap for Jesus. People are gonna talk about you anyway; Give them something good to talk about while you give them a Forrest Gump and run for Jesus.
The Heroes Of Heaven
Soul Winners, Servants, Saints
The Stedfast, The Sufferers
1) Soul Winners Are Heroes Forever In Heaven
Soul winners will be heroes forever in heaven. This earth admires the stars of sports, Hollywood, and rock and roll that will soon be forgotten. But the bible says that soul winners that help save lost sinners are heroic stars forever honored, rewarded, and remembered in heaven. Daniel 12:3 says And they that be wise (you are wise if you win souls because Proverbs 11:30 says he that winneth souls is wise) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Let's be stars forever and become soul winners for Jesus that turn many to righteousness instead of the forgotten stars of this fading earth.
Get saved today and become a soul winner hero of heaven that will be honored and remembered forevermore. Like Brother Bob, tell people if Jesus asked you why should I let you into heaven; when they say because I'm a good person, go to church, a good Catholic, or I got baptized; Tell them the only way to be saved and go to heaven is to repent, stop sinning, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Tell them only faith in the Lord Jesus and the gospel with the gift of repentance can save anyone. There is no other substitute for salvation.
Be like the apostle Paul, the angels of heaven, and Jesus by rejoicing every time a new saint repents and get saved. Paul told us at 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For ye are our glory and joy. And Luke 15:10 tells us that there is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repenteth.
Take as many people as you can with you to heaven by being a soul winner. The people that you lead to Jesus will appreciate you during this life on earth. But, boy they'll really appreciate you in heaven. These saved saints will tell the soul winners Thank you for telling me about Jesus and saving my soul from the torments of hell and the lake of fire. When these saints realize that they are not in hell or a burning lake of fire, they'll thank and honor the soul winners forevermore in heaven. The soul winners will be the heroes in heaven honored forevermore.
And remember to support financially missionary soul winners that tell people all over this earth in remote countries about the Lord Jesus and save souls. If you support missionaries, when you get to heaven, many saints will tell you thanks for giving money to the missionaries who were able to tell us about the Lord Jesus so we could be saved and be in the peaceful heaven forever. Now this is what I call heroic stuff.
2) Servants Are Heroes Forever In Heaven
Next we see that servants are heroes forever in heaven. Jesus is the greatest servant of all time and forevermore. Because Jesus is the greatest servant, Jesus is the greatest hero of heaven, and the name of Jesus is the name above all names. Philippians 2:6 tell us Who (Jesus), being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Because Jesus died on the cross for lost sinners like you and me, now Jesus is honored as the greatest hero of heaven. Philippians 2:9 goes on to list Jesus' reward for being the greatest servant; Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him (Jesus), and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (even the devil has to bow to Jesus). And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Like Jesus, become a servant and a great honored hero of heaven. Jesus told us at Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Jesus also said at Luke 22:26 But he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. In other words, the humble, quiet, unseen servants that helped orphans, widows, and the homeless on this earth will be the honored heroes of heaven forevermore.
To Be A Good Servant
Quit Crying For Your Rights
Start Embracing Your Responsibilities
Be Last In This Life And Put Others First
To become a servant hero of heaven honored forevermore, be last in this life and put others first. When everyone sits down in the kingdom of God, the servants who were last on this earth will become first and the heroes of heaven. Jesus said at Luke 13:29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And behold there are last (the servants for Jesus) which shall be first; and there are first which shall be last.
A little obscure unknown old lady that constantly prayed, helped the poor, and won souls to Jesus all her life as a servant will become one of the most honored heroes of heaven. She might not have been known or remembered on this earth; But God will remember and reward her forever in heaven as a blessed hero of heaven.
Jesus is gonna say to all the servants for Jesus on this earth that were last and forgotten by the world, send them up to the front to be honored as the greatest heroes in heaven. And Jesus is gonna say to all those that loved the preeminence and limelight of this fading world like Diotrephes (a terrible church member) you go to the back of the line and stay there forever.
3 John 9 speaks about Diotrephes saying I write unto the church but Diotrephes who loveth to have the preeminence among them receiveth us not. Jesus is gonna tell Diotrephes you stay in the back of the line forever because you wanted the preeminence and refused to be a servant in my church. Let the unknown servants of the world come up front as honored heroes in heaven because they believed the promise of Luke 14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Many that are first will be last, but the few that are last will be first.
3) Saints Are Heroes Forever In Heaven
Next we learn that saints are heroes forever in heaven. A saint is defined as a sanctified person made holy by salvation. Hebrews 10:10 explains how to become a sanctified saint saying By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. In other words, when anyone gets saved, repents, stops sinning, and believes the Lord Jesus and the gospel, they become a saint.
The Catholics got it wrong when they said a saint is someone canonized (declaration that a dead person is a saint) for being a good person all their life that performed two verifiable miracles. Good works don't save anyone and even the devil can perform miracles. The beast and the false prophet in the book of Revelation get power from the devil to cause fire to come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of man. Only repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus and the gospel can save anyone and make them a saint. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
OK, the saints are gonna be heroes in heaven when Jesus tells His saints mount up on white horses to overtake, rule, and reign on this earth for 1000 years with Him. Revelation 19:8 describes the saints saying And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Then Revelation 19:14 tells us that the saints are the armies of heaven that will rule and reign on the earth saying And the armies which were in heaven followed Him (Jesus) upon white horses clothed in fine linen white and clean.
And when Jesus returns to this earth on a white horse with his saints, Jesus isn't coming as a shepherd with a rod and a staff; Jesus is coming with a rod of iron to rule as the King of this earth for 1000 glorious years. Revelation 19:15 tells us And out of His (Jesus') mouth goeth a sharp sword that with it He should smite the nations and He shall rule them with a rod of iron and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And the bible says that the saints will be heroes reigning as kings and priests with Jesus on this earth for 1000 years and forevermore in the kingdom of God. Revelation 20:6 promises Blessed and holy is he (the saved saints) that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Change And Decay All Around I See
O Thou That Changest Not; Abide With Me
4) The Stedfast Are Heroes Forever In Heaven
And the stedfast are heroes forever in heaven. These stedfast saints always pray, always read their bible, always witness and win souls to Jesus, and always attend church. They are not quitters and cowards like Calvinists who won't witness because they think God has already determined (predestined) who will be saved. Tell the calvinist the bible says whosoever will let him take the water of life freely. And what about 1 Timothy 2:4 where Jesus said Who will have all men (not some predestinated selected men) to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Instead of being a calvinist that keeps and cleans aquariums by feeding select predestinated fish, be a soul winner fisher of men that offers salvation to every lost sinner on this earth. There is no such thing as a predestinated sinner; there are predestinated saints. When I go fishing, I fish for anything that bites and offer the bait Jesus to all fish (not just predestinated fish); and when I get the fish in the boat in the live well secure, then the fish are predestinated and saved (they are my property and I know where they are going).
Alright, back to my discussion about stedfast saints. Matthew 25:21 promises that the stedfast and faithful saints will be honored as heroes in heaven when Jesus tells them Well done thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
The people of this world might overlook and forget all your kind deeds for Jesus. But the Lord Jesus remembers everything you do for God. Hebrews 6:10 promises For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints and do minister. And Jesus told us at 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
After reading these blessed promises, decide to be stedfast and faithful for Jesus in everything in this tiny, dinky, short, vapour of life. Don't be sporadic where you start missing church services and stop reading your bible. Be stedfast, keep going to church, keep reading and memorizing your bible, and keep blessing the poor widows and orphans. Jesus will reward you for your faithfulness and make you a ruler over many things. Don't be a quitter that says I used to pray and go to church. Decide to start serving Jesus again and always attend your church services.
Just keep helping your pastor and church. Keep shoveling the snow off the sidewalks around your church; keep cutting the grass and weeding the flowers around your church; and keep serving at banquets for your church. Don't quit; Say I'm going down with the ship; If I have to I'll be the last one out who locks the doors and shuts the light out, but I'm going down with the church; I'm on the Lord's side.
Be stedfast and do a bunch of little things for the church for a long time which will equal a big thing. A stedfast sunday school teacher who taught only 10 different students for twenty years reached thousands for Jesus, and Jesus will reward her faithfulness. DL Moody, one of the greatest preachers in the 1800's that saved thousands in England and America got saved when he heard an unknown little Sunday school teacher at his church.
5) The Sufferers For Jesus Are Heroes Forever In Heaven
Finally, the persecuted saints that suffer for our Lord Jesus are heroes forever in heaven. 2 Timothy 2:12 promises If we suffer (for Jesus through persecutions), we shall also reign with Him. And Romans 8:17 promises If so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. In other words, if you are verbally assaulted and people call you brainwashed for serving Jesus, rejoice because you are a hero in heaven that will be honored forevermore.
Thirty years ago, Brother Bob suffered for our Lord Jesus and was persecuted by his entire jewish family. I went from having millions of dollars to living homeless in a 1978 Dodge Aspen in a Rea and Derrick pharmacy parking lot. My parents told me it's either Jesus or them. I chose Jesus and the Lord Jesus always took care of Brother Bob all these years. I know I will be rewarded in heaven for leaving all the money and fading wealth of this earth to write this book for Jesus and live totally for Jesus.
When I was in the parking lot homeless when I called my father for help; my dad hung up the phone and said let Jesus help you. I looked up to heaven and said Jesus you are all I have left; My family and everyone has left me. And I heard Jesus say good now I can help you. And the next day, my little brother found me at the parking lot and gave me a place to live in his apartment. And the next week I got a job that I still work on thirty years later. Truly the bible is true; I've never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Remember, if you have Jesus in your life, you are a winner. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Check out the following heroes of heaven that suffered for Jesus on this earth. The christians executed and killed in North Korea for owning a bible will be honored as heroes in heaven. And the chinese christians forced by their government to work in sweat shops for fifteen hours a day because they were christians will be honored as heroes in heaven. And the thousands of christians killed by Isis and muslims because they believed in our Lord Jesus will be honored as heroes in heaven. Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with great peace, joy, and strength where thousands become saved for our Lord Jesus. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.