Heaven Is On The Other Side
Many times people will get upset about life on planet earth but remember earth is not God’s dwelling place. No matter what politicians may tell us about how good is going to be in America and the world. Heaven is still on the other side. The apostle Paul gives us a clear picture that reveals God’s heaven is not located on earth.
Heaven is one of the mysteries that people who are Christian and none Christian assume everybody who lives and dies are going it they were not a immoral person doing their life time. What does the Bible tell us about heaven. Is there anything i must do to go to heaven? Dear friend, heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. The Lord Jesus Christ had a discussion about where He was going after is resurrection from the grave. In Jn 14:1-6
Heaven Is A Prepared Place (Space)
John 14:1-6 (NIV)
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
We notice that the Lord Jesus Christ went to a prepared place called heaven. The place where the throne room of God the Father is located. Heaven in the Jewish perception was considered to be 3 layers. Paul writes in 2 Cor. 12:1-4 of the third heaven that is interchangeably call Paradise. Notice is you please this text: 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 (NIV)
1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows.
3 And I know that this man–whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows–
4 was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.
Heaven Is A Reserved Place (Space)
It appears that many people believers and those who don’t believe perceive that when we leave this life that heaven is an automatic destination. But just like a person gets ready to holiday a luxurious hotel , some reservations must be made before hand. Usually, there is a deadline for that particular space. Have you ever procrastinated and waited to late to get that special reservation. Heaven is on the other side and you need to make yours before the default reservation to hell kicks in if you are unfortunate to make your salvation sure. In Phil. 4:1-3 the Apostle Paul writes: Philippians 4:1-3 (NIV)
1 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!
2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord.
3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Dear friend is your name written in the book of life? Heaven is on the other side. Don’t know how? Click on the link below: