This Life is Temporary, But Heaven is Forever
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 reads, “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in Heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.”
Our earthly bodies are limited, but our souls are eternal. When our body fails us in this life, it’s NOT the end: God has a place for our eternal souls to live forever, and that place is Heaven.
Heaven is a real place where you’ll spend eternity if you are a believer in this life. We know Heaven is real because we believe in Jesus, who Himself came from Heaven! Because of humanity’s sinful nature, we can’t make it to Heaven on our own: that’s why we need the salvation Jesus so freely gives through His sacrifice on the cross.
When we put our faith in Jesus, we are given eternal life. His death on the cross paved the way to Heaven for us.
In John 11:25, Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”
Jesus couldn’t make it any more clear than that!
The Bible makes it clear that Heaven is not only real, but that it’s the very throne of God.
In Matthew 5:34 Jesus says, “I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by Heaven, for it is God’s throne…”.
While our world is only temporary, Heaven never ends. Heaven is God’s Kingdom, a place of perfect peace, joy, and power. There we will have security forever.