Heaven Is Perfect

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In this life we live with a lot of pain and sorrow. The pain and sorrow doesn’t seem to have been God’s original plan for man. Instead it’s a result of man’s sin and rebellion against God that started in the Garden of Eden. Since the fall of Adam and Eve every city, town, and village, ever established has been corrupted by the curse of sin. This is why, in the end, every system of government and every political party fails to bring about the promised changes. But our heavenly home will be perfectly free from any contamination of sin.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” Revelation 21:4-6 (NKJV)

One of the ways our heavenly home is perfectly free from the curse of the fall is that there is no more death or sorrow From the time Adam and Eve ate the fruit death has reigned in the lives of mankind. However in our heavenly home there is no more death.  Right now we all have physical bodies that are breaking down, and will if the Lord tarries, eventually quit working all together and we will die. However In our heavenly home we will not have these natural dying bodies. We will have spiritual, immortal bodies that will never break down and quit working.

So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 (NKJV)

Those of us that have suffered the loss of loved ones here and know that sorrow will never feel that sorrow again. For all will live forever.

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed– in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:50-55 (NKJV)

This is one reason that Paul says that the suffering of this present life cannot be compared with the glory of the next one (Rom 8:18). I think this is one of those things that we probably can’t fully comprehend. No matter how great anything in this life is, because of the fall it is in some way broken.  But there is a day coming when what we see will be fully redeemed from the curse of the fall and will be perfect.

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