Heaven. You Goin’?

“The reason people don’t go to heaven is because they don’t want to.” John Hannah

If they do want to go to heaven, it may not be for any of the right reasons.

If heaven seems boring to you, you don’t have the brightness and clarity of heaven in mind, who is Christ Jesus himself.

Behold, Jesus is making all things new! Run to your Maker, that he may remake you into his image–inimitable beauty, ever-pleasing to the Father.

Holy Spirit, come, in order that we might run!

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2 thoughts on “Heaven. You Goin’?

  1. Yes. I do believe that the Bible teaches that believers will actually go to heaven. Here are some passages (just to cite a few). Also, note that the term “heaven” is referred to throughout the Bible using other words, in order to emphasize the multi-faceted richness of its truth.

    As the kingdom (of heaven/of God): “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'” Matthew 25:34

    Likewise: “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

    As an inheritance: “Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” Ephesians 1:18

    As eternal life: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

    As a place being prepared for the people who trust in and love Jesus: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 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 take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” John 14:1-4

    As a home with the Lord: “So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-9

    Likewise, to be with Christ: “As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.” Philippians 1:20-23

    As paradise: “And [the crucified criminal] said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ And [Jesus] said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'” Luke 23:42-43

    Rejoicing of the saints in heaven: “After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for his judgements are true and just…'” Revelation 19:1-2a

    Peace,
    JTC

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