- Series: Heaven
- Scripture: Job 19:21-29
Believers will get new bodies Job 19:21-29
Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. -2 Peter 3:13
In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was built in San Francisco
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” -I Corinthians 2:9-10
Job’s confident expectations for the future:
That in the end he would be in the ________________________ of his Redeemer on earth V. 25
That after he died he would one day have a new ______________ on earth V. 26-27
I Corinthians 15
2 Corinthians 5
Question: Why are we going to need new bodies?
Answer: Because we are going to be on a new earth, featuring the ___________ we can imagine about a sin-free earth, and then some!
Genesis 1-2 tell us how God and mankind were originally together on a sin-free earth in perfectly harmonious relationships.
Revelation 21-22 tells us that God and redeemed mankind will be on a sin-free new earth forever in perfectly harmonious relationships.
What won’t be in Heaven? By Randy Alcorn
No death, no suffering.
No funeral homes, abortion clinics, or psychiatric wards.
No rape, missing children, or drug rehabilitation centers.
No bigotry, no muggings, or killings.
No worry or depression or economic downturns.
No wars, no unemployment.
No anguish over failure and miscommunication. No con men.
No locks. No death. No mourning. No pain. No boredom.
No arthritis, no handicaps, no cancer, no taxes, no computer crashes, no weeds, no bombs, no drunkenness, no traffic jams and accidents, no septic-tank backups.
No mental illness. No unwanted e-mails.
Close friendships but no cliques, laughter but no put-downs.
Intimacy, but no temptation to immorality.
No hidden agendas, no backroom deals, no betrayals.
Imagine mealtimes full of stories, laughter, and joy, without fear of insensitivity, inappropriate behavior, anger, gossip, lust, jealousy, hurt feelings, or anything that eclipses joy.
That will be Heaven.