My New Homeland

Elia Morise

Midnight Call Ministry International has introduced a new evangelistic CD by Elia Morise in Arabic (not available in English). Here is the translation.

My dear readers, some time ago I wrote an article called, “The King of Refugees.” We considered the interesting story of a king who, on account of hatred and persecution, was so led by God that He had to flee with his parents as refugees to Egypt. Of course the home, the language and the culture were different. And because this king spent a certain part of his life as a refugee, he is the only one who can understand you and your situation. This king is Jesus Christ. I did not make up this story. It is no fairy tale. It is the truth, and you can read this story yourself in the Bible, in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2, verses 13-15.

My message to you this time speaks of the fact that you have come to a new land. This was never your plan or your idea, but on account of the disturbances and the pressure in your homeland, you have now come to this new land. Unfortunately, however, although you have reached this new land, you remain guests. The Bible calls this earth a valley of tears. Perhaps you are shedding tears because you once had a good past and a good position. Perhaps you are in the valley of tears on account of the unclear future. You definitely have a feeling a stranger. That alone is a difficult feeling, and is why I want to bring you good news of a new, true homeland—a homeland where you can live in peace and security. There is no sin there and no sinners. There is no tiredness or unpleasant surprises. This is the homeland where we may live with God personally, where love and security reign and where injustice, prejudice and stereotyped thinking are far away.

Surely the question is now occurring to you: where is this homeland? It is in heaven, where we can spend eternal life. Let me tell you what the Bible says about this new homeland in heaven. In Revelation, which is the last book in the Bible, it says in chapter 21, verses 3-5, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write; for these words are true and faithful.”

Here an important question arises in our hearts. How can I get to this new heavenly homeland? Do I have to go through many dangers again, like my flight? Must the family be torn apart again? Do I have to stay in an uncomfortable place, to live in this new heavenly homeland? And do we have to keep such strict laws with so much bureaucracy? These questions are all understandable. Many of you are living under pressure and in difficult conditions, but I told you that I have good news about this new homeland. The term “good news” has the same meaning as the word “gospel.” This means something like “good news from heaven.”

No, my dear readers, you will not live in such difficulties or come under pressure, because the One who built this new homeland, who founded this new homeland, is no finite person or government, but One who is perfect in spite of the economic situation and technology. The Creator and Inventor of this new heavenly homeland is God Himself. That is why this new homeland is a comfortable one, made with  hands full of compassion and love. One could say He is the best of the Good Samaritans.

I think also there is another important question which comes to mind: does everyone have the right to come to this new heavenly homeland? Are there laws regulating this?

First, I would like to correct a word, namely the word “refugee” where our new homeland is concerned. We will not be refugees there; it is rather a fixed, eternal homeland that never changes. The law of this new homeland is that there is only one way to reach it and to live there. Because heaven is pure and free from all human uncleanness, everyone who wants to go there must be cleansed. And there is no other way of being cleansed than with the blood of Christ. This is what the Word of God says in 1 John 1:7: “…The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Perhaps someone is refusing and saying, “But I am not a Christian.” At this point I want to draw your attention to the fact that Christ did not just come for Christians. He did not just come for a certain group of people. He came as God to this earth. In John 3:16 it says in the Bible, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

The meaning of this verse is that God loves the whole world and that Jesus Christ died for all people. Everyone who accepts Him and believes on Him, and thus also believes that He gave His life as a sacrifice, will never perish but have the right to go to the new homeland. This verse shows us that the entry into this new homeland is already paid for through the death of the Lord Jesus. This is a gift of God for man, as the Bible also says in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The way to this new heavenly homeland is open. Every one of us must make a clear personal decision, by accepting the sacrifice Christ offered as an atonement for our sins. The Bible makes it clear that only Christ is infallible and without sin. For this reason He is the only sacrifice that God accepts to provide salvation.

If you need time to consider this important question of life, you should take this time because it concerns your eternal future. And if you want to make this decision, you can pray with me now:

“My Lord and God, I thank You for Your plan to save my soul. I accept the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on my behalf, and I thank you that through Jesus I became worthy to come to this homeland. I thank you for my new peaceful homeland. Amen.”

Midnight Call - 11/2016

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