Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. (KJV)
1st Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (KJV)
1st John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (KJV)
Have you ever wondered what Heaven must be like? Though we can’t know for certain, as it is written, (Isaiah 64: 4; 1st Corinthians 2: 9) ‘eye hath not seen nor ear heard what God has prepared for those who love Him,’ there are a few things we can be certain of. To begin with, we will not be tied to these earthly, fleshly bodies, so we will not be pulled by the lusts for money, greed, power, etc. that affects and afflicts this body. There will be constant assurance that all needs will be met and security is always present and there will be constant companionship with no one who needs to ‘prove himself/ herself’ to anyone else.
In this fleshly body, we feel hungry, so we lust after food. Given an all-beef bologna or wiener and a slice of bread and the hunger is satisfied. Yet, we see an all-beef patty on a bun with all the trimmings of a great hamburger and we lust after that. Next, we see a large steak with baked potato, green beans, and salad and we lust after that. In this fleshly body, we need clothing. Given rags we cover ourselves. Then we see someone in nicer clothes and lust after them. Then we see fine suits, dresses, etc. and lust after them. In this fleshly body, we desire a home. Given a card-board box, a blanket, and an alley, we have that need. We see someone in an apartment, or house, and we lust after more than we have. We get tired of walking, but given a bicycle, we lust for a car, then a nicer one with more accessories. We learn that with money we can buy these things, so we go to work to get money, but because we lust after more and more things, we lust after more and more money. We look for companionship and find a friend. Then boy meets girl and the desire for more than friendship happens. Even that, for many, becomes more and more. green evening dresses
Even for all there is in this world, there are still so many people who are hungry for the most basic of foods, homeless, and wearing nothing but rags. Still, for the wealth of all the greedy people in this wicked world, who is seen that will let go of some wealth for the most basic needs of the so many poor left in this world?
In Heaven, we will not have these fleshly bodies with all these desires for more and more of anything. All we would ever need, we wouldn’t even think of needing, because it would all be readily available. Imagine living for eternity with no need for anything, and more companionship than one could imagine, with no fleshly body to complicate relationships with fleshly desires. The sad part is, such a small portion of us will be there compared to the many who turn down God’s provision. All our Creator asks is to put our trust in Him and His promised Messiah, Jesus.
Pray for poor, deluded Muslims who think of a paradise filled with gorging themselves with earthly, fleshly desires. There will never be full satisfaction for the desires of the flesh. That is why those who go to Heaven through Jesus are promised a new, transformed, Heavenly body that puts off the corruptibility of this flesh.