#608 - Joseph Prince - Strong Encouragement In Times Of Famine - Part 2
Today we have the Holy Spirit in us, and Jesus says he'll be in you forever. For how long? Forever. Forever is a long time, my friend. If you believe on Christ, the Bible says, Jesus says, "I give them eternal life, and no man can pluck them out of my hand. They shall never perish". Jesus said clearly in John 10, "They, I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish". What is it about "never" that we don't understand? Do you remember, when Jesus hung on the cross, he said to the thief, "Today you will be with me in paradise"?
Let me explain this. All those who died in the Old Testament, they all don't go to heaven straightaway. Okay, listen carefully. Today is no more true. Christ has come. Christ has risen from the dead. Today, when a believer dies in Christ, he goes straight into the presence of the Lord, amen? He's in heaven, straightaway, amen.