Christians are growing weary of the conditions in the world. Humanity is messing with God’s creation through transhumanism (linking the human body with technology), transgenderism, and artificial intelligence (AI). There are “plans” to save the planet apart from God. Many are looking for “saviors” but not looking for the real Savior. There is deception, evil and lawlessness is getting worse, and much debased thinking. If you read Romans 1, it is a perfect prophecy of what is happening today. Christians have had enough and are longing to be in God’s presence!
Let us remember that this earthly life is temporary. In First Corinthians 5:1-5 the Apostle Paul uses a tent as a metaphor for our earthly body. It says, “We know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” While in this life “we groan, being burdened” we are going to our heavenly home described in Revelation 21:4. “God will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Christians’ citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Not only will heaven be our eternal home, but our present earthly bodies will be transformed “to be like his glorious body (vs 21). In addition, there is “an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven” for those who have been “born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (I Peter 1:3-4).
Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us after this earthly life is over. John 14:3 says that “Jesus is coming again and will take us to himself, that where he is, there will we be also.”
For Christians, heaven is a surety. As this world gets more and more difficult and perilous, keep focused on our eternal home, and the way things are going, we could be there very soon! After the ones who have already passed, “we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18).