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Heaven: Is it for real?

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 that is Heaven?

Is Heaven the destination of the saved? Where will the unsaved go? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ’s preaching does not mention the word Heaven, which means that he does not promise Heaven as our destination after this life. Instead, Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 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.” (Revelation 5:10).

Our righteousness is to inherit rulership here on earth as kings and priests. Is it not more rewarding and exciting to become a king than looking at each other all day? Playing harp with other angels, eating and drinking, sleeping at the end of the day, then the same event again the following day. We can also have praise and worship once weekly and then tour from cloud to cloud throughout eternity. This great imagination works in our minds, building a great hope of Heaven.

If you remember our Bible, Jesus said, “And no man has ascended 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, produced 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 who used Heaven as an excuse to make money or Jesus, who mainly preaches about the Father and the kingdom 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 pockets full every seventh day of the week? Jesus’ ministry never misleads us about salvation, and his teaching is focused on the kingdom of God, not the traditional church or the building we call church.

There are men of God before Jesus Christ’s ministry who are now gone, like Adam, his son Abel, and Seth, who first proclaimed to call the name of the LORD, Abraham, the Father of many nations, David, whom God, called His own, God’s Prophets, and many more faith heroes as listed in the book of Hebrews 11 and others unknown to us. Where are they now? Our imagination can make a difference! God told us to seek the kingdom and His righteousness, and knowledge will be added unto us (the truth will set us free).

Heaven is the reward of the saved, and I believe we have Heaven here on earth; at least thousands of more souls believe that, too. So it could not only be me. Have you heard the song “Heaven I’m in Heaven”? The songwriter at the time felt that they were in Heaven while drafting those lyrics. John 3:13 clearly says: No one has ever gone into Heaven except the one who came from Heaven—the Son of Man.

To live in the afterlife again here in earthly Heaven is the reward of the saved; our inheritance is over the earth, and we rule with Christ, whether 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 will receive their reward at the appropriate 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 guides our salvation; it is a well-interpreted passage for even the less knowledgeable believers. To add to our arsenal of knowledge on this subject, let’s 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; will He be the one to direct the righteous people to their destiny? Or will He, the Ultimate Judge, simultaneously judge the Old, New, and Revelation Era?

While the Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about Heaven, Like: Are we going to have marriage in Heaven? Will we recognize each other? Are we going to eat and drink? Sleep and wake up, then do the same thing again? There are indeed answers across the internet, but the question is, will you believe it?

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