Apr 17, 2016
Defining “Heaven” . . .
The apostle Paul makes mention of 3 levels of heaven: (2 Corinthians 12:1-4)
Heaven Now . . .
“We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
“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 1:21-23
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” Matthew 24:35
“ . . . for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” Revelation 21:1
Heaven To Come . . .(Revelation 21:1-8)
“ But our citizenship is in heaven . . .” Philippians 3:20a
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall their be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Our Confident Hope . . .
To base your eternal destiny on an assumption rather than an assurance is to live in fear of what’s to come.