Death and the Kingdom of God

Death and the Kingdom of God

One of the greatest advantages of being a believer in the Kingdom of God is knowing where you are going when you die. Actually, death and the Kingdom of God are mutually exclusive terms. There is no death in the Kingdom of God.

I used to fear death but now I feel such a peace about it. Yes, I believe that Jesus died for my sins and defeated Jesus by giving his life for me just as I am. I am a sinner and deserve to go to Hell. But all my sins have now been erased.

Everything that is not compatible with the Kingdom of God will be burned away. Actually, the moment I confessed my belief in Jesus, I was blessed “in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”(Ephesians 1:3)

The Heavenly Realms

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Also from Ephesians 1)

This says to me that anyone who believes that Jesus died for their sins immediately receives every spiritual blessing in Heaven. In other words, there is a “Jesus version” of each of us in Heaven. Not the same person that we are here on earth.

No, there is a perfect version of us in the Heavenly realms. It is the version of us that we will be someday. The version of us that God sees. No one has proof that this is true. It takes faith to believe in the Kingdom of God. But after weighing all the available evidence, I have chosen to put my faith in the Kingdom of God.