Heaven is Not What You Think It Is

Think of it like this: Jesus was a perfect man, right? The only perfect person who has ever walked the earth came from Heaven. He was sent to show us that living a life free of sin is possible, even when circumstances and people around us are imperfect. Since we like to define heaven as a place where everything is perfect, and Jesus showed us that we can strive for perfection here, wouldn’t it be reasonable that we can experience pieces of Heaven here on Earth?

God is not a man who would tell us to do something we cannot. He’s not a trickster or someone who is

Heaven is here and now.
Heaven is here and now.

looking down on us, waiting for us to fail. On the contrary: He’s only going to command us to do things of which we are capable. So when we read things like “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-40) and “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) it must mean we are fully capable of doing those things, no matter how difficult they may seem.

These commandments in the Bible are not just to show us how to live on Earth; they are “cheat codes” to experiencing the peace, hope, and joy of Heaven. The Bible has no trick questions, only answers to keep us living in the abundant life God promised those who believe.

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