Where is Heaven? Where heaven is now, we don’t know–exactly. But the Bible gives us information that helps us picture it.
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Where is Heaven?
The Bible describes it as “up” from the earth. When Jesus ascended to the Father,
“He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.”Acts 1:9
With a touch of humor and irony, God said He had to come down to see the Tower of Babel, which the rebellious builders thought they could build to reach to heaven: “The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built (Genesis 11:5).”
How Can I Go to Heaven When I Die?
Jesus is the only way to heaven, and He tells believers that He is preparing a place for them there:
“I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also”.
John 14:2-3, 6
A man (the Apostle Paul) describes a visit to the third heaven which Christians enter at death:
“Whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— I (Paul) was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.”(2 Corinthians 12: 2-4)
Jesus told a parable, popularly known as “The Rich Man and Lazarus,” in which He describes a beggar who died and angels carried him to Abraham’s side. Jesus said the beggar was comforted there while the rich man was in agony in Hades (Luke 16:22-25).
Jesus is the Way to Heaven
Though we don’t know where heaven is now, we do know how to get there–by believing in Jesus’ Name, John 1:12–and God promises eternal life to all who believe.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of GodJohn 1:12
Jesus Told the Apostle John where Heaven will be in Eternity Future:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away….And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away .”
So, in eternity future, God will bring His dwelling place to earth to dwell with His people. Now that you know the way there, we hope to see you there.