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  • Writer's pictureBill Finnigan

May 2023 Update

Dear Ones:

I’ve been thinking a lot about Heaven lately. After all, a good number of my family and friends are already there. Getting older has an growing effect on one’s perspective of eternity. The anticipation of seeing Jesus Christ face to face, along with the saints of the ages, can really dampen your enthusiasm for this corrupt world. And yet, like Paul, “I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.” (Phil. 1:23, 24) Yes, let’s not lose sight that Heaven IS “far better,” but we’re not leaving this planet one day sooner than God has ordained!

We’re in a dark world that needs a constant “dose” of Heaven’s Light. The fullness of the Holy Spirit is essential to make us effective “children of light.” Our lives need to be “appetizers” for seeking souls, like that wiggly worm on the fisherman’s hook. Remember, fish don’t like dead worms! The saints of God hold the key to spiritual awakening; we may be the only “Bible” our neighbor will ever read. A satanic, spiritual “stupor” has invaded the American Church; our light is “flickering” with compromise, worldliness, depression, etc. It’s time to “trim the wick” (repent), removing the “bushel” covering the lamp! This world is stumbling in the darkness of sin and despair; it’s time to prove that we are “children of light,” remembering that darkness can’t stand the light!

We just celebrated Memorial Day, honoring those who died defending our country. Many were just teenage “kids” who never lived to real adulthood. But those who died in Christ are alive and well in Heaven now! Since Heaven is “far better,” they are having another chance to see their dreams and calling fulfilled. Amen! There’s no “boredom” in Heaven, especially if we have enjoyed His presence and power down here; for we’ll just continue our ministry there, but now in joyous perfection with no sweat or pain! PTL!

Again, thank you so much for your prayerful support for me personally, as well as the preaching/teaching ministry. I’m feeling very well with ambition and energy. My neuropathy in the feet still lingers, but I'm walking better. The cane is becoming “optional,” while still anticipating playing tennis someday. Hearts are still being opened at the Mission. PTL! I revel in God’s grace that enables me to faithfully proclaim His Word to precious souls! God’s rich blessing upon each of you is my prayer.

With much love and gratitude,

Pastor Bill

(1 Cor. 15:58)

P.S. Have questions about the believer’s future life in Glory? Read Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

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