What Does the Bible Say About . . . .
HEAVEN & THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Heaven!!! What a wonderful word. When the word "heaven" is spoken or read, many wonderful images come to mind. Streets of gold, imposing walls, glorious homes for each of God's people, all in a city of fantastic light. No more tears, pain, sorrow or death.
But we know that heaven is much more than a place to spend eternity. It is also the place where God and Jesus Christ the Lamb live. Where we don't have to see darkly as through a glass, but where we can see our Lord and Redeemer face to face. He promises that forever, "They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God." (Rev. 21:3) What a fabulous promise!
In Matt. 6:33 Jesus says, "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." But what is God's kingdom? Is it future or here and now within our hearts?
To help us understand the hope of all Christians throughout the ages and to determine what Jesus really meant by the kingdom of God, I searched the Bible looking for the words listed below, words commonly associated with the subject of Heaven and the kingdom of God, so that together, we might understand God's promises and our duty to participate in this kingdom, more clearly.
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