Where is Heaven?
I asked this before, “Where is Heaven” and one person answered – “Here and now, Heaven on Earth”, without any explanation, which was fine.! There have been many opinions as to exactly where Heaven is located, some quite bizarre, most, if not all, being incorrect.
So, where is it that eternal life accommodates the multitude of those that have traveled on the final journey to the hereafter?
Not in the clouds with harps and choruses singing in tune. The few stories in Scripture, sometimes refer to “UP” as the direction to look for Heaven as a reference and that is OK, but this does not make a definitive answer as to where, how far up or anything else. In Mark 16:19, it states, “Jesus was taken up in Heaven and sits at the right hand of God.”
So, it is typical, and I could say correct, to look up when we pray to God. Another is Colossians 3:1 where the Apostle Paul states, “Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on those above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not in Earthly things.”
My question is then, “Where is UP?” It could be a figure of speech, but not a direction to explicitly go to, and does it imply, how high up is it? I believe my friend Paul was correct when he said, “Here and Now”.
Heaven is NOT on a planet elsewhere in the Universe and a far distance from Earth, as another friend suggested. Sort of like the 4th or 5th rock from the Sun.
I prayed to God and feel like He answered me by saying “You are here now also, the same answer as Paul’s, since I was in my living rom I looked around and saw Earthly possessions I have and nothing else.
Do I know for sure –” No!” I believe Heaven is here and now, not far away as I said. It is NOT a “Heaven on Earth” existence, but instead a Heaven that is here on Earth, in its existence.
The easy or most understood explanation would be to say “Heaven exists in a way similar to a Parallel Universe, that our souls inhabit together in one plane while our Earthly bodies are in another. This goes beyond theory’s that abound on this subject, and it could be the way it is. This is an easy way of describing Heaven’s existence of where it is at, without trying to figure out some convoluted explanation.
A Parallel Universe is one, where it – “Heaven” exists on Earth, but the worldly inhabitants of Earth do not comingle with the souls there. We cannot see them (the Souls) and they cannot see us (our Earthly bodies) or react to us, yet we are together in the same p lace (Earth) at the same time.
Oh yes, “What about “UP”. I ask, “How high is UP and then state, “It can be as high as needed or desired by God.” It will be interesting to see if there are stages or levels in Heaven. If souls do not have human form or are “wispy” in nature, then Height is not a problem for those there.
One more thought! “Who is there in Heaven, and if God loves all of us, does all of mankind that has passed away actually reside? there? What does that mean?
All is all, means no exclusions; the good, the bad and otherwise. Why not, and give this a ponder, are there again stages or levels of souls being placed there in Heaven, dictated by God? Will see!
I believe in God! I also, believe in a hereafter called Heaven. Where and how it is, will be found out eventually and the mysteries of life (and death) will be known.
Den Betts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: thebettsden.com