Jesus Christ said “The Kingdom of God is at hand”, does this mean that heaven, where we go, is just around here on earth? Or is it the earth itself is heaven?
Does heaven the destination of the saved and unsaved? In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus Christ’s preaching does not mention the word heaven which means that he is not promising heaven as our destination after this life. Jesus clearly said, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:5).
Ministers after ministers never mention that our future is where we are now, where we stand and die; Have you ever heard a minister say that God’s purpose is for us to inherit the earth? The apostle John recorded the following: “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5:10).
Our righteousness is to inherit rulership here on earth as kings and priests. Is it not more rewarding and exciting, becoming a king than looking at each other all day. Playing with other angels, eating and drinking, and at the end of the day sleeping then the following day the same event all over again. We can also have praise and worship once a week then makes a tour from clouds to clouds throughout eternity. This is imagination at work.
If you remember our Bible Jesus said; “And no man has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” (John 3:13). If heaven is for real as described by those people who made it to the publishing house and movies and made a financial gain; isn’t it more suspicious how they play our mind especially those who lack knowledge of the Word of God.
Are we going to believe those people that used heaven as an excuse to make money or Jesus that mainly preach about the Father and the kingdom is at hand? Whom do we believe ourselves who are not ignorant about the word of God or the earthly ministers who virtually copied the work of other successful ministers and made their pocket full every service day? Jesus’ ministry never misleads us about salvation and his teaching is the focus on the kingdom of God, not the church.
There are men of God prior to Jesus Christ’s ministry who are now gone like the son Adam, Abel, and Seth who first proclaimed to call the name of the LORD, Abraham father of many nations, David God called His own, God’s Prophets and many more faith heroes as listed in the book of Hebrews and other unknown to us; Where are they now? Our Imagination can make a difference! God told us to seek the kingdom and His righteousness and the truth will set us free.
Heaven is the reward of the saved and I believe that we have heaven here on earth, at least more than a thousand souls believe that too. It could not only be me. Have you heard the song “heaven I’m in heaven” the songwriter at the time felt that he or she is in heaven while drafting those lyrics? John 3:13 is very clearly said; No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
To live again afterlife here on earthly heaven is the reward of the saved; our inheritance is over the earth and we rule with Christ, either we are the saints, kings or priests and Christ is our King, The King of kings, and Lord of lords. These men of God did not fail in their salvation, and definitely will receive their reward in appropriated time.
John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This Scripture is the guidance of our salvation, it is well-interpreted passage even the less knowledgeable believers. To add to our arsenal of knowledge on this subject lets go back for clarity John 3:13 “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.”
We can freely ask: Remember God was directly involved in human activities during the Old Testament time; will He be the one to direct the righteous people where they will be destined? Or will it be both the Old, the New and the Revelation Era will be judged all at the same time by Him the Ultimate Judge?
While the Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about Heaven. There will be a link soon on this page to answer a question like; Are we going to have marriage in heaven? Will we recognize each other? Are going to eat and drink in heaven? see you soon!