"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."
(Philippians 3:20-21 KJV)
Our earthly bodies are all corrupted by sin (Romans 7:24-25) but we will get new spiritual bodies from Our Awesome God that are incorruptible and will have no pain and no growing old. These bodies will be bodies that last through all eternity. Our entrance to heaven requires a new body (1 Corinthians 15:50). Our hearts will be new too, and purified so that sin is not sitting ready to pounce on us (Psalms 17:4). If our heart desires heaven, then we will want to place our citizenship there, so it follows that we also want to know more about heaven.
We will get a new mind from Our Awesome God to go with our new heart and body. "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV) So now things are known on earth in "part" but when we get to heaven we will have the mind of Christ (1 John 3:2). Most important is that we won't be sinning or tempted to sin as we are here on earth.
Our Awesome God has planned it all out from beginning to end (Acts 17:26). Our Christian encounters here are not by chance but are encounters with friends that God knew would help us and would enrich our lives. We will see many of them in heaven and meet many others including the great Biblical characters that are in the Holy Bible. That also is why we should want to know more about heaven.
Our Awesome God will work while we are on earth to improve us for the time when we will become perfect in body, heart and mind for His new heaven and earth. The feeling of being without sin must be marvelous. Remember, only Christians go to heaven because they are the ones that want to be with God in heaven. Look again at our website on 6/24/15 for #3 Is Heaven Our Home? This will be part 3 of Heaven with Our Awesome God.
Join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others and reminding ourselves about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a children's program called AWANA. There is more during the week. Bible Studies in homes and a Prayer meeting with a Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill