....Fluffy clouds and harps aside, what is heaven really like and what is it's true location....
....Two thousand years ago in Luke 17:21, Jesus Christ spoke of the Kingdom of God, which is a term considered interchangeable and synonymous with the Kingdom of Heaven.....
....Christ told us in that verse that this Kingdom of God (or heaven) is within us, interpreted by some as amidst us....
....But regardless of which interpretation you use it means the same thing....
....the Kingdom of God, and heaven has already been with us, right here on earth for a long, long time....
....The experts of Christ's era were apparently missing that fact, just as we seem to be in our modern era.....
....But with all out angst, poverty, war and injustice....
....how can heaven possibly be here on earth....
....No, heaven is not on earth....
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. Revelation 22:3-4
It Is After
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. Revelation 20:11
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:15-17
Where's The Beef?
The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.
And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,
What city is like unto this great city!
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried,
weeping and wailing, saying,
Alas, alas, that great city,
wherein were made rich
all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. Revelation 18:15-19