Heaven is a place that most of us dream about and spend time reading about. Countless books have been written from people who have actually been to Heaven and then come back to this earth to tell about it. More than ever, movies are coming out with Heaven as their focus. It seems that now, with the state our world is in, people are searching for a hope for our future- something beyond what this fallen world can offer.
In turning to the Bible, we find a multitude of verses expounding on what we have to look forward to when we die- an eternal home with our creator!
To mention just a few...
Light will abound, never darkness; no concern for money, sickness or disease; complete unity- no strife; no tears or sadness; abundant music and education... And this is by no means a comprehensive list!
Phil. 3:20 tells us that our citizenship is in Heaven. Citizenship means we are a member of a country, so when you become a born-again Christian, you receive new citizenship! How wonderful it is to know than when we reach heaven, we will live in a country where there are no issues with such things as politics, dishonesty, and broken promises.
Here are two scriptures I would invest some time meditating in:
- "Set your mind on things above, not on things of this earth." (Col 3:2)
- "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Rom 12:2)
The good news is that we don't have to wait to go to Heaven in order to receive God's blessings and start living a glorious life!