Jesus on Heaven

GUWG-Kingdom-of-HeavenWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic: HEAVEN. Here are some heavenly declarations straight from the mouth of Jesus:

Beyond Comprehension

What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — these things God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

God has absolutely awesome, amazing, astounding things in store for those who love Him. Our tiny little brains can’t even begin to comprehend what He’s got planned.

Still don’t trust God 100% to work things out wonderfully? Here are some more verses for your consideration:

We Are Aliens

. . . you [are] aliens and strangers in the world . . . (1 Peter 2:11)

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20)


Think about it. We believe that:

  • We’re not really from here. Our real home is Heaven.
  • Our leader came down from Heaven to save His people.
  • He was mistreated by earthlings and killed.
  • He came back to life and then returned to Heaven.
  • He sent His Holy Spirit to continue His work on Earth.
  • The Holy Spirit lives inside us.
  • Our leader will one day return to Earth, we’ll meet Him “in the air” and then He’ll take us home to live with Him forever.

Sounds pretty freaky. But it’s true.

Christians should be different. We should stand out. We should be a little strange. We should be aliens.

So, what’s our mission here on Earth? To “live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:12)

Want to really stand out? Love your enemies. Be joyful in tough times. Be humble. Be gentle. Be like Jesus.