“An old Scotchman was asked whether he expected to get to heaven. “Why, man, I live there,” was his quaint reply. Lt us all live in those spiritual things which are the essential features of heaven. Often go there, before you go to stay there.”
“It was said of an old Puritan that heaven was in him before he was in heaven. That is necessary for all of us; we must have heaven in us before we get into heaven. If we do not get to heaven before we die, we shall never get there afterwards” (Ed. David Otis Fuller, Spurgeon’s Sermon Illustrations, 46).