“Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’” Acts 3:21-23.
These words of Moses were recorded in Deuteronomy. It is interesting to note Moses also said in that Scripture that the Israelites asked God, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” Exodus 13:21-22 tells us that the Lord guided the Israelites out of Egypt. By day God guided them in a pillar of cloud by day and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light. God never left them. God put the longing in the hearts of the Israelites and ours to know God in a more personal way.
God sent Jesus as the Word. His words are our instruction of how to be with God on earth and live life abundantly and peacefully, so we must listen. If we don’t listen, we will be cut off from God. Don’t fear your loved ones won’t be in heaven, though. We know from Scripture that God is a God of many chances. Jesus will come again and speak to the dead. They will see Him face to face and those who listen will live. (John 5:25) God will restore everything as He promised.
Father God, I praise you for the gifts you’ve given me, especially the gift of grace. You give me hope the world will be restored. Help me hear Your words as I study the Bible and put them to use today. Help me love everyone I come in contact with. In Jesus precious name, I pray, amen.