Are we going to be ghosts in heaven?


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Some people believe that heaven will be a place of ghost like spirits floating on clouds without a purpose. But the Bible teaches that the redeemed will have real bodies in heaven and live endless fulfilled lives. Their bodies will be perfect free of disease, decay or any kind of imperfection.

This means the blind will see, the deaf will, hear, and the paralyzed will walk. This transformation will take place at the second coming of Christ. When He “will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body” (Philippians 3:21).

Jesus, after His resurrection showed His disciples that He had a real body and was not a spirit. He said to them, “Behold My hands and y feet. That it is I Myself, Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have” (Luke 24:39).

The redeemed new bodies will be as real as Christ’s. People will rejoice in God’s presence, travel, explore the vast universe, enjoy heavenly music, fellowship with loved ones, and fulfill their dreams. There will be unlimited things to do in God’s infinite creation.

Isaiah 65:21,22 tells us that the saved will build homes on the new earth, plant vineyard, and enjoy their work. Life there will like the life that man lived in Paradise before the fall and sin. There will be all the joys of old Eden: lofty trees, fragrant flowers, refreshing streams, delicious fruits, and beautiful homes. The world will without blemish.

Isaiah 11 also tells us that in His new kingdom, there will be a change in animals as well as in human beings. Bloodshed and killing will be no more. All of God’s creatures will be friendly. God promises that in the new earth, there will be “no more death, nor sorrow nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). For “God will wipe away every tear” (Revelation 7:16,17).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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