as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain
before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.
In all the following after God, dying to self, studying the Scriptures,
fervent prayer and fasting, there are still inquiries like this one
that require particular consideration. Many questions cannot be
answered completely until we see Jesus face-to-face. However, note how
D. L. Moody covered this subject.
Many are anxious to know if they will recognize their friends in heaven. In Matthew 8:11, we read: “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.” Here we find that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who lived so many hundreds of years before Christ, had not lost their identity. And if you will turn to that wonderful scene that took place on the Mount of Transfiguration, you will find that Moses (who had been gone from the earth 1,500 years) was there; Peter, James and John recognized him; he had not lost his name. Further, God says in Isaiah, “I will not blot your names out of the Lamb’s book of life.”
We have names in heaven; we are going to bear our names there; we will be known.
Though this is another question that we will know the answer to more fully once we are in heaven, I believe Moody has made an interesting case. Once again, we see that none of us are here by accident. God knows each one of us by name. He created us in His image, but each one of us is unique, individual and known in heaven.
Numbers 28; Psalms 72
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