meet me in heaven
What we know about Heaven and Hell is recorded in the Holy Bible. There are more Scripture references about Hell than there are about Heaven. As I meditated on this, I came to realize that if you know Jesus as He is then you know Heaven. Natural men have gone to Heaven and returned and most of them did not want to come back. I believe man can go to Heaven for a specific purpose and come back to their life on Earth. I believe this because people in the Bible went to Heaven and came back.
2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ, whether he was in his body or out I could not tell. Such a one was caught up to the third Heaven.
There is a lot of revelation in this one verse. First of all, the man Paul was referring to was himself. Then he said he could not tell at the time if he was in the flesh or not. He knew full well that he was not in the flesh because there is no corruption in Heaven and our flesh is full of corruption. Paul was in the spirit but his flesh remained here; our spirit looks exactly like our fleshly body. God called Paul to Heaven to give him some revelation for the church that they desperately needed. They are referred to as the Pauline revelations and we are living by them to this day. In order to understand where Paul went, let us omit the word third and say he was caught up to Heaven. Heaven is a spiritual place and the spirit of men live there. There is currently only one person in Heaven that has a glorified body and that is Jesus. At the day of the rapture Heaven will be full of saints with glorified bodies.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have established.
Notice that David said God created the heavens and we know the third Heaven is spiritual and eternal. If there is a third Heaven, then there must be a first and second heaven. What are the first and second heavens? The first Heaven is a natural habitat for mankind, it begins at the surface of the earth and extends skywards as far as man can breathe air. The second heaven is both natural and spiritual, it is where the stars and moon abide. The devil roams in this heaven putting himself between God and man, he is called the prince of the power of the air. The devil operates in the second and first heavens. How did he get in these realms? He stole them from Adam and he took Adam's place in these realms. But it does not matter where he does his dirty work, we have authority over him.
Luke 10:19 I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions (devils) and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
The devil is in our atmosphere and between us and our Father, but he can't do what he intends to do because we have the power over him. Jesus defeated the devil when He arose from the dead and we have the responsibility to keep him defeated. Jesus did everything He will ever do, now it's up to us to use His Name and keep the devil out of our lives. The devil knows that God has appointed a time where we will meet Jesus in the heavens and land in Heaven forever. He is doing everything he can to make us miss the first load out. We have two objectives, please God and disappoint the devil; The Holy Ghost has been sent to help us. We are strangers and pilgrims on the earth, soon we will meet Him in Heaven.
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I know the will of my Lord,
He takes pleasure in my prosperity.
He died to make me rich,
He became the curse for me.
If I yield to poverty and lack,
I will disappoint my Lord.
Now I got my mind right,
I am ready to prosper,
spirit, soul and body.