What happens when we die is a subject that nearly everyone has pondered themselves at some point. There are numerous responses, but maybe the most important voice in this debate comes from Jesus.
Earth as A Training Ground.
You came to this planet to study and grow. Earth is a place where we can learn to be like Jesus, but it is not heaven. The Kingdom of God, according to Jesus, is within you, not in heaven. He also stated that treasures accumulated on Earth will not stay forever.
A Place of Rest.
Heaven is a place of rest.
Most of us envisage paradise as a place where we can finally rest and let our hair down after a lifetime of hard labor. But what does the Bible have to say about it? It claims there will be no more suffering in heaven, therefore all of your troubles will be gone forever! Even our bodies will be different than they are now; instead of being tired and feeble due to aging or sickness on Earth, our new bodies will be perfect and able to run around without tiring! This is how God wishes for all of us to experience eternal life: by spending every moment with him in his lovely garden paradise, where all of his animals coexist peacefully.
He promised his disciples that he would provide a place for them to spend eternity with him (John 14:2). What exactly does this mean? That is, when we die, our spirits are not separated from God’s Spirit, but instead enter a perfect paradise where everything is new and glorious. Through his death on the cross, Jesus provided us with a means to eternal life by atoning for all of our sins (Romans 6:23).
The Transfiguration and The Father’s Voice.
Jesus once led Peter, James, and John to the top of a steep mountain. He was transfigured in front of them, and the disciples heard God’s voice speaking from the cloud, proclaiming that Jesus was His Son. In this event, Moses and Elijah were also present.
The disciples were scared by this experience, but they did not realize what it meant until they met Jesus again on their journey down from the mountain. “Why do you speak to us like this?” His followers inquired. We are terrified” (Matt 17:6). Then Jesus reminded them that He had informed them about His death and resurrection many times before, but they did not believe Him or trust Him enough to hear what He had to say about these things previously, so why should they accept Him now?
As you can see, Jesus used the word “mansion” in this context in a very different way than it is usually used today. This is because he was describing his father’s house, not your home or apartment—he wasn’t talking about several rooms within a single house!
In John 14:2–3, Jesus speaks of the heavenly places that are waiting for us. They aren’t talking about homes on Earth or in other solar systems. There won’t be any homes or flats for us to live in when we meet him again; we’ll be free to do anything we want without having to worry about having enough money for food and shelter (Revelation 21:4).
Praying for God’s Kingdom to Come on Earth.
- Pray for God’s kingdom to come.
- What does it mean for God’s kingdom to come?
- What does it mean for a Christian to pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth?
Jesus Spoke About Heaven.
Jesus spoke of heaven:
- Heaven is a real place.
- Heaven is the home of all who believe in Jesus Christ.
- Heaven is a place of rest, peace, and joy.
- Heaven is home to many who have died and gone before us including Abraham, Moses, David, and others.
Conclusion: We know that heaven is more than just a place. It is also a person, and it is the only way to God. If you want to know how we can get there, then let me tell you something amazing. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and life – He said so Himself! He came down from heaven on a mission to save us all because He loves us so much. Let’s not forget what Jesus told His disciples when they asked Him this very question: “In my Father’s house are many rooms.” Then he went on, saying, “I am going there to prepare a place for you.”