Do you have future plans of going to Heaven?
(No rush going there, by the way.)
I’ve never been to Heaven, but from reading the Bible and the writings of Saints and spiritual authors, let me describe three important things about Heaven…
1. You’ll Be Fulfilled Perfectly
Good News: I heard there’ll be no dieting in Heaven. You can eat what you want and you won’t gain a single pound. You’ll have the perfect figure, the perfect skin, the perfect teeth, and the perfect hair. (But I doubt that there’ll be sinful food in Heaven, haha.)
Bald people will have their hair back.
People who have dentures will witness each of their 32 teeth resurrect from the dead.
Do you have pimple scars? Stretch marks? Cellulite deposits that rival the Central Bank’s deposits? They all can’t enter Heaven. You’ll have to leave them at the door.
Do you want to have six abs? You can have 12 if you want.
And do you want a Ferrari? You can have 37 of them in different colors. (Though honestly, I doubt you’ll be interested in these things in Heaven.)
But here’s what I know: Every dream you have will come true. Every desire will be fulfilled. Every need will be met. Every plan will be accomplished. Every talent will be used. Every potential will be realized.
Dreams Come True
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. In Heaven, I can make that dream come true. I can go galaxy-hopping in a blink of an eye. This morning, I can go to Jupiter. For lunch, I can go to Neptune. By afternoon, I can go to the constellation Andromeda. Tomorrow, I can go to another universe altogether.
When my friend was a kid, he wanted to be a rock star. Well, in Heaven, he can fulfill that dream too. From what I hear, Heaven is a non-stop Worship Concert—so rock stars are needed to sing to the Rock of all Ages.
This is just my guess, but I believe that in Heaven, there’ll be no difference between thinking about our dreams and turning our dreams into reality. When you think about it, you make it appear in front of you.
Wealth Is Permanent
On planet earth, the rich today may not be rich tomorrow. The billionaires of today may be the beggars of tomorrow. But in Heaven, you’ll be rich permanently. Jesus said, Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:19-20) In other words, there is no recessions or inflation or economic collapse in Heaven. And there is zero crime in Heaven. Why? Because our treasure isn’t gold or silver or diamonds. Our treasure is God Himself.
I love saying this: The only wealth you keep is the wealth that you give away. As long as you keep your wealth to yourself, it rots on earth. But if you give it away, you “wire transfer” your wealth to your future home in Heaven.
Tears Are Wiped Away
In Heaven, the Bible says, And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelations 7:14) No more sickness. No more disappointments. No more debts. No more trials. No more problems. No more conflicts. No more misunderstanding. No more hurts. No more worry. No more anxiety. No more fear.
It will only be love…
2. You’ll Be Loved Perfectly
Throughout history, tens of thousands of people have reported near-death experiences that say that death is a doorway. But scientists will never accept these as proof of the afterlife.
Dr. Eben Alexander, a highly trained neurosurgeon, was such a man. Dr. Eben is a professor who taught for 15 years at Harvard University and he did NOT believe in these near-death experiences. He believed that all these stories were fantasies, produced by brains under extreme stress.
But in 2008, he contracted a rare type of meningitis and he fell into a deep coma. That part of his brain that produced thoughts and emotions completely shut off. He was virtually brain dead. After seven days of being a “vegetable” on a hospital bed, and as the doctors were thinking of stopping treatment, his eyes opened.
The fact that he recovered was already a medical miracle. But the bigger miracle was what happened during those seven days. When it was medically impossible for him to have any kind of thought or emotion, Dr. Alexander journeyed into a beautiful place of incredible peace. In that place, he felt loved. Completely, utterly, perfectly loved. He also felt connected to everything. But an angel told him that it wasn’t yet his time, so he was sent back.
Dr. Alexander, the neurosurgeon and Harvard professor, believes that he went to Heaven. And his experience was very similar to the tens of thousands of near-death experiences all throughout history. They contain common elements: overwhelming peace, beautiful light, the presence of an angel, or heavenly being, or God himself.
But the most common description these near-death experiences give is that when they entered Heaven, they were flooded with a deep sense of being totally, completely, and perfectly loved. Dr. Eben said he heard these words again and again: You can do nothing wrong; You’re worthy of love;
It reminded me of my favorite prayer: “I’m totally, completely, and perfectly loved.” I say it many times a day. It heals my body. It heals my emotions. It heals my spirit. Why? Because perfect love is the deepest need of my entire being. And I will receive it in Heaven.
But love flows in two ways…
3. You’ll Love Perfectly
Some people ask, “But Bo, what will we do in Heaven? Won’t we be bored there, wearing pajamas, sitting on white fluffy clouds, and playing our harps all day?”
I don’t think so.
Who says we’re going to do nothing all day? I believe we’ll be fully engaged, fully occupied, fully loving humanity for all eternity.
That’s why I believe that earth is a training camp for Heaven. On earth, God trains you to love like Jesus. Because loving God and others is the only thing that you’ll be doing in Heaven!
Start loving now, and you start Heaven now.
May your dreams come true,