Many believe (and I agree) that the culmination of the Scriptures is a return of Heaven to Earth (a.k.a. the coming of the Kingdom of God [Luke 11:2]). It is the re-cohabitation of God among men, and the restoration of a right relationship with God and with each other. Now that is good news!
In fact, I believe it is already here, but has not been fully realized. What did Yeshua say?
“The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” (Luke 17:20b-21)
Perhaps if we can connect to this idea of the Kingdom of God being here “already, but not yet”, then we can truly begin to make real change in our lives, our families, and our communities–and ultimately the world, because, if we are not abandoning this place, then it important we do all we can to assist in the restoration of all things.
N.T. Wright – Rethinking Heaven (>6 min.)
You can watch the full episode entitled, “Rethinking Life after Death”(>27 min.) here: https://youtu.be/rZC6tbgpsl4
Love and light,