All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
If life is a test of sorts, a journey preparing us for heaven--shouldn't there be bits of heaven around us already? This book unveils them In the book of Matthew, Jesus repeatedly describes heaven--and each time He uses ordinary, earthly examples. This world has many wonderful and mysterious aspects that we might think better suited to describe something as magnificent as heaven--but Jesus uses mustard seeds, hiring workers, children, and weeds as examples. "Heaven--Here and Now" considers those examples--chosen for a different culture in a different time--and applies them to the here and now, to the everyday stuff of our ordinary lives. It's a beautiful preview of heaven.