Are there seven types of heaven?

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I apologize if I mispronounce the name. Joannas is asking are there seven types of heaven? Jeannie Mel CelTIL Castillon I saw that it was first in French so thank you so much for that question. Yes. She asked if there are seven types of Heaven. And it’s funny you asked that because I remember there was a show a few years ago ago, or quite a few years ago when I was in high school a while back, and it was called 7th Heaven. And I think that’s where some people might have gotten that idea. Maybe there are seven heavens where people have talked about that. According to the Bible we only see three. And so I’ll show you that. That’s basically your answers in the book of Second Corinthians chapter twelve and verse two. And so if you go to the book of Second Corinthians, chapter twelve and it’s kind of an interesting story. And basically this is Paul and he’s talking about an experience that he had back early on in his ministry and basically he’s talking about visions and revelations of the Lord. And so you see that in two Corinthians Twelve verse one. Basically he says it is doubtless not profitable for me to boast.

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I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. In the verse two he says I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago whether in the body I do not know or whether out of the body I do not know. God knows. But such a one was caught up into the third heaven. And so here it talks about a third heaven. And the third heaven basically is where God lives. That’s the heaven where when we’re going to go one day. We’re talking about Revelation 21 that says we’ll be in heaven, the new heavens and the new earth. That’s where we’ll be as far as like so begs the question of course, like what are the other two heavens then that you’re talking about that the Bible could be referring to? So if the third heaven is where God lives what’s the first and the second heaven? Well, the first heaven would basically be our atmosphere. So like in the book of Genesis chapter one when it’s talking about where God made a firmament and it talks about something very interesting if you want to go there really quick to Genesis chapter one. And I’m sorry, I usually have all my questions super prepared here and I’m a little bit back but if you go to Genesis chapter one and verse 14 basically on the fourth day God says or here we say let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide.

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Excuse me, I’m talking about the so on the second day God made the refurbishment in the waters. And that was basically as you see in verse seven says thus God made the firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. So basically, like the waters on our world from the waters up above us, like the clouds and water up in the sky. And in verse eight, it says in God called the firmament heaven. So the evening in the morning were the second day. So here we see this is the first heaven that the Bible talks about in Genesis, chapter one. The first heaven would be basically our Earth’s atmosphere, the space between us and basically our six layers of atmosphere that we have on the planet Earth. And I do believe this is my theory. But I do believe that there was actually a 7th layer of atmosphere back at creation that was another layer of water, I think, that that went away during the Flood. But that, again, is a theory. I can’t say for sure. However, there’s some proof of that or some evidence of that which we can go over another time.

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And the second heaven that is talking about, we see on the fourth day of creation. In verse 14, it says and God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night and let them be for signs and seasons, for days and for years. And so I believe that the second heaven that the Bible talks about is the heavens, like outer space, basically, where the other planets are, where the sun is, where the moon is, beyond our atmosphere, basically. So, again, the first heaven that we see in Genesis, chapter one would be our atmosphere between the ground and the sky where the birds fly and now airplanes fly. That’s the first heaven. The second heaven is outer space, our galaxy, where other planets are. And then the third heaven beyond that, beyond the planets that we live in, beyond all that, is where God lives. And that’s where we hope to go one day again. So I hope that answers your question. Yeah, only three that the Bible talks about and this idea of a 7th Heaven, I don’t know what that? I don’t know. The Bible never says anything about that.

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So, anyways, I hope that answers your question. J or Wendy, any other thoughts?

Speaker 2

This was really just interesting food for thought, but I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of cosmic background radiation. And this is one of these things where we look around at the universe with our detectors and we detectors like radiation pretty much throughout the entire universe wherever we look. And people thought this was explained by the Big Bang, big explosion. Then you got just energy everywhere. But this creation is danny Faulkner put out a really interesting thought that he did some math and numbers. And if God actually surrounded the universe with water, he had to figure out what would his wavelength be? It actually came out to be exactly what we would expect with the cosmic background radiation. So maybe the 7th layer actually encompasses the whole universe, but just fun proof for that. No way we could prove or disprove it at this point.

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Yeah, no, for sure. I didn’t think God is so infinite. It’s so amazing. I can’t wait to go to the third heaven, though. That’s where I want to go. And I want to ask him all those questions. And we’ll have a real Bible ask, real Bible ask. Show up in heaven and be like, okay, God, there are some questions we can’t answer. Only you can we want to know. So I can’t wait for that day.

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