Where are we heading, or where should we be heading? Is there a destination beyond the grave? God Almighty has the answer to this question, but it might not be as you currently believe. Our destination, according to the New Testament is the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, but this doesn't mean we will live in Heaven along side God, His Son and the heavenly host, at that point the Kingdom of God encompasses all existence, all will be as pure as Heaven, where God Almighty exists, and all will be considered Heaven because it will be prepared by God with His seal of purity. The earth made new will be our home; a new creation, "But according to His promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells." (II Peter 3:13). For sure, New Jerusalem will be pure which is where those given the gift of eternal life will live for one thousand years after the resurrection of those listed in the Book of Life, at Christ second advent, "And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, having been prepared as a bride, having been adorned for her Husband." (Revelation 21:2), during which the earth experiences its needed millennium of rest. The Bible doesn't say if New Jerusalem will remain after the second resurrection, when Satan and death are destroyed in the Lake of Fire, but the New Earth will be our new home, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth passed away, and the sea no longer is." (Revelation 21:1). I didn't find any verse that indicates that God's people will be playing harps on clouds.
The New Testament asks us to follow Jesus, "For you were called to this, for
even Christ suffered on our behalf, leaving behind an example for us, that you should
follow His steps." (I Peter 2:21), His perfect walk was His compliance with all of
God's laws and instructions. We are to follow the only-
What we will do for an eternity is not revealed in God's word but only the condition is spoken of, as being according to God's perfect design and without sin. Hell, on the other hand, which is preached by many Christian churches as the place all those awakened in the second resurrection will spend their eternity, but the Bible says wages of sin is death, by the Lake of Fire, "And if anyone is not found having been written in the Scroll of Life he was thrown into the Lake of Fire." (Revelation 20:15), "But for the cowardly and unbelieving, and those having become foul, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the lying ones, their part will be in the lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8). And if there is any question if the Lake of Fire is a place called "Hell" that lasts forever, which is often preached, verse 14 should answer that, "And death and Hades (#86: place (state) of departed souls: grave, hell.) were thrown into the Lake of Fire, this is the second death." Revelation 21:14), hell will be destroyed along with Satan and the false prophets and those not in the Book of Life. The second death is just that, a death that last forever, without hope and thought.
It should seem obvious to anyone, if you believe in God's word, that God's kingdom
will be the saint's ultimate destination. However, if one believes what the general
earthly wisdom promotes, the theory of evolution, then, all man has to look toward
is not a future of any kind, but a simple and permanent death. For the non-
If nature's eternal death doesn't appeal to your heart, how can one qualify their name to be written in the sacred Book (scroll) of Life, spoken of in the Bible, "The one overcoming, this one shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not at all blot his name out of the Book of Life; and I will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels." (Revelation 3:5)? "Overcome" what? Overcome the influence from the world's wisdom and the deceptions from Satan. This is actually not too difficult and the journey is uplifting and rewarding, but there is a difficult element to the process, discarding the ways of the world and uniting with the ways of God, this will be a struggle until you come to understand the purity and perfection of this peaceful and rewarding way of life, transforming the heart in preparation to exist in God's kingdom. An important part to remember is that the God of the Bible, Jehovah, is our Creator and since He designed us, He, and no one else knows better what is best for all humans and what would ultimately please you and give you the happiness you desire and need. Jehovah, in His wisdom and compassion, has given us His words in a Book that is designed to instruct us to know how salvation from a pointless eternal death can be secured. God's word is the Book needed, but there are many translations and versions of this one Book, therefore it is to your benefit to find a translation that is closest to the original text. Reading all of God's word is also important, for a total and clear picture of your journey to your chosen destination, the kingdom of God. Both the New and the Old Testaments are necessary to have a complete and correct understanding of what God wants us to know and Jesus will supply us with this correct understanding and wisdom, if we ask and wait for His Spirit to enlighten us, as we consume the Book about His Father, which Christ gave us for an eternal understanding of God and His kingdom..