May 16, 2018 - There are universal questions about God and heaven, asked by most people during their lifetime. Those questions are; “Is there really a heaven? Is there a place where God lives, far above where I live? Can I someday go there and be with him, forever?
For the answers we need only to turn to the pages of God’s Word, the Holy Bible to see for ourselves the answers we all seek.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
Is the knowledge of heaven so important that it is given us in the very first verse of the Bible? That we will know that both the heavens and the earth are Gods creations!
Yes, I think so.
“Thus says the Lord, “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.” (Isaiah 66:1)
There can be no question about the existence of heaven for those who truly believe in the Lord for we are told many times through His Word that heaven does exist and it is His current place of residence, the place where all who truly believe will eventually go to be with Him, forever.
Jesus has said to us; “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that were I am you may be also.” (John 14:2-3)
God’s house is located in heaven and there also is Jesus standing in for his children.
“According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5)
So the born-again Christian has an inheritance that cannot be destroyed but is being kept for him in heaven by the power of God!!! WOW!!! GIVE ME SOME OF THAT!!!
We know from the Bible that the old heavens and earth which we see today will be burned up at the end of this age and the lost will be thrown into the fires of hell but for those who are true believers, “But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:13)
And here is a warning for those who are having trouble turning away from the world and turning to God today.
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world - the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life - is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” (1John 2:15-17)
So do I know that there is heaven, the home of God, yes I know it. I know it because the Bible tells me so when it says; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”(Genesis 1:1) Blessed be the name of our Lord God of Heaven…