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Heaven Or Hell?

Where Are You Headed?

If your answer is "Heaven", you're so WRONG!

If you answer is "Hell", you're also terribly WRONG!!

The answer is:  Neither!!!

Then where do people go after their demise? For one, people don't die at all.  They go to sleep! 

The correct answer is: The Kingdom of God, which will be here on Earth. 

Daniel 12.2  And many of those who Sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlanding life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 9:24 He said to them, "Make room, for the girl is not dead, but Sleeping." And They ridiculed him. 

Matthew 27:52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

From the first man born, people went to sleep, not to their death.  God did not intend for people to go immediately to Heaven or Hell. There was, and never will be a place called "Hell". In the future, there will be a bottom-less pit where the "Bad" will go and "be no more". 

Isn't hell somewhere where the devil resides and you're being torchered by fire for the rest of eternity? What would you eat and drink?  Bar-B-Que Pork - Burned to the bone? 

How long is eternity anyway?  For one, even one day in hell would be gruesome?  After two days, you would be cooked to a crisp, and 3rd and fourth degree burns all over your body. Remember, eternity is "forever". 

Mark 5:39 When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this commotion and weep?  The child is not dead, but sleeping."

John 11: These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up."

12 Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well."

13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in Sleep.

Acts 13:36 "For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;

1 Corinthians 15

20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed --- 

Ephesians 5

14 Therefore He says: " Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Jesus will give you light." 

Revelation 21:  

All Things Made New

1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

 

The New Jerusalem

Revelation:

9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife."10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

The Glory of the New Jerusalem

22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

 

 

This is the place where you'll be; unless you go to the bottomless pit "and be no more".