PASTOR'S PEN

I was curious about a comment once heard where a man said that Heaven was going to be a very crowded place since in time so many believers had a promised home there. I did read in Scripture where Hell enlarged her border, but I do not have any recollection of reading where the New Jerusalem City had ever been expanded. Maybe I have read why… Luke 13:23-28; “Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them, strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know ye not whence you are: Then shall ye begin to say, we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and Thou hast taught in our streets. But He shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out…” So perhaps the description given in Revelation 21:16-17, is quite good in describing a place where there is plenty of room for the children of God. Some folks have argued that a city that is twelve miles in length, breadth, and height, is not large enough. I happen to believe God knows exactly how much room is needed for exactly how many children are coming! “Our” count and God’s are obviously different!