II Corinthians 5:2

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.


Homesickness can be one of the most difficult things to experience. Separation anxiety can be a heavy feeling of disorientation and feeling like you can’t get to a comfortable and safe place. It creeps over you and most of the time you just can’t shake it. It shuts down your ability to cope with what is at hand and consumes you.


The Apostle Paul describes a feeling he most likely was experiencing himself, perhaps on a daily basis. A very similar feeling to homesickness, but he calls it a groaning. He was describing our earthly bodies longing to be with the heavenly realm. He tells the church in Corinth, “We groan to be clothed with that body which awaits us on the other side.” Our bodies are literally experiencing a homesick feeling. Now, in this age, at the last days the Bride is being made ready to go home and that anticipation, that longing, to be there is groaning inside of us.


You might feel a strange feeling sometimes. You might feel like you are supposed to be somewhere else doing something else. You might feel out of place in the world. It could be that you forgot to run to the store for your wife or husband, but I think there is something much deeper to it than that. The Bride of Christ is experiencing something that no other age could have experienced, which is an increased sense of good old-fashioned homesickness, to be back home.


That feeling is the Lord getting ready to take you to where you were meant to be. You are experiencing homesickness for the Promised Land. It won’t be long, so just keep pressing on. We are going home.


65-1205 - “Things That Are To Be”

See what I mean? Oh, little children, do you feel the need of that vitamin tonight, that something? There's a body waiting yonder. There's a body waiting to be received. People, don't be deceived. Don't be deceived. The devil is a deceiver. Even the—the wedding garment, you must wear It. It must be. Now we're at the evening time. The earthly body is now ready to be dissolved, and we're preparing to enter into the Heavenly. And we now feel the strange call, of God, to go to this great Eden. And before we can be born here, our little bodies cried for something that—that had to be provided, or we'd be an afflicted child here if we wasn't. God has no afflictions up there. They're, every one, perfectly lined up, the Bride just exactly like the Groom was, the Word manifested in Its season. God grant, tonight, children, each and every one of you! There is a Heaven to go to. There's a hell to stay away from.


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