HEAVEN ON EARTH PT. THREE

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If you have not read the intro to this series yet, you can read: HERE and you can also read PT. one HERE  and PT. two HERE

Heaven is now.

Heaven is here.

Heaven is within.

Eternal life (Heaven) is less about a time when you die, and more about a real life altering quality and vitality of life lived now in connection with God. Eternal life is knowing God:

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” — (John 17:3 NIV)

Eternal Life is knowing the God who is the source of all life, who works from within creation to make something new. The God who can do what humans cannot. The God who gives new spirits and hearts, and new futures to all.

HEAVEN ON EARTH EXAMPLE

Heaven is here, now, among us, and upon us. When Jesus Christ spoke of God in his time, he spoke as if God was there; present, and He was! He spoke of oneness with God. The God who is intimately connected with all life in this world. Eternal life is about endless dimensions of divine alterations of our old world to a new world where every moment and every location is simply another experience of this divine reality that heaven is all around us, through us, under, and above us all the time — right now. (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 NIV) It is finished, and it is among us. (Revelation 21:3 NIV)

Eternal life is entering a new realm/dimension where the supernatural is known by the Holy Spirit that is within us. (1 Corinthians  2:6-14 NIV)

Eternal life doesn’t start when we leave earth;

it starts now.

It’s not about a life that begins in physical death;

it’s about experiencing the kind of life, in God’s new world, that endures and survives. A world where we help one another. (1 Corinthians 10:24 NIV) A world where we don’t live by the same patterns. (Romans 12:2 NIV) A world where diversity is accepted. (Romans 12:4, 6 NIV) A world where unity is praised. (Romans 12:5 NIV) A world where we teach, serve, encourage, give to those in need, lead, and show grace. (Romans 12:7-8 NIV) A world where we speak good to those around us. (Romans 12:14 NIV) A world where there is no apathy. (Romans 12:15 NIV) A world where there is harmony, and the understanding that God created us all equal. (Romans 12:16 NIV) A world where the “eye for an eye” mentality is non-existent. (Romans 12:17,19, 21 NIV) A world where there is a constant desire to be at peace with all people. (Romans 12:18 NIV) A world where we love those who reject this new world. (Romans 12:20 NIV) A world where religion is not the focus, but Christ is. (John 14:6 NIV) Finally, a world built on love — God’s love. Where our life, words, actions, and ideas yell unconditional-love.  (Romans 12:9, Matthew 22:36-40, 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:11-12 NIV)

Heaven is right now, within us.

There’s heaven here, to be manifested.

God has invited us all to heaven through Jesus Christ.

All the elements are here, for us — right now, but there’s something in the way, something inhibiting our ability to fully experience all the divine possibilities, and that’s ourselves. Ultimately, our rejection of heaven on earth — rejection to God.

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