People use the word “heaven” to describe the place where our spirit goes when we die. We say things like, “our loved one is in a better place”, or “they have gone to their final reward.” In the Bible, heaven is the realm where God dwells. It is the place from where God rules and often enters the world he made (Psalm 103:19; Daniel 2:28; Matthew 5:34). It is the place “from which God’s blessings flow” (Ephesians 1:3). Jesus came down from heaven and went back to heaven (John 6:38; Acts 1:11). The Old Testament says our spirit “returns to the God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7). The New Testament affirms that when believers in Christ die they are with Christ (Philippians 1:23; Luke 23:42-43). No one can say where God’s heaven is, but people believe it to be a place of peace and rest, a place with no more sickness, pain, or death, the place where our loved ones go after death (Revelation 21:4). This is a common view of heaven shared by believers. Does the Bible give a more concrete answer to the question about heaven than simply that heaven is our final resting place somewhere up there?
Throughout the Bible, God’s created heavens and earth belong together as one (Isaiah 66:1).
Throughout the Bible, God’s created heavens and earth belong together as one (Isaiah 66:1). From a natural and scientific perspective, we recognize that to be true. We can observe visible heavens above. Those heavens