Can the unfallen heavenly worlds see what is happening on planet earth?

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The Bible tells us that God created other heavenly worlds: “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2 also Hebrews 11:3).

The apostle Paul makes another remark about these heavenly worlds in his letter to the Corinthians, “For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings” (1 Corinthians 4:9). Here, Paul uses the figure of the amphitheater as a related example for his generation to show that humans are being watched by a heavenly audience (1 Corinthians 9:24–26; 15:32; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7, 8).

From this we learn, that humans are the center of concern for the inhabitants of heaven. And Paul affirms that when he says, “you were made a spectacle.” And he adds, “we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 10:32, 33; 12:1). These heavenly worlds can’t contact us for we are quarantined because of sin.

Our world is simply a stage on which the conflict between sin and righteousness, truth and error, is taking place in front an intensely interested audience of the inhabitants of the universe. Therefore, it is the duty of every believer to stand for that which is right and do God’s will. If we realized that the eyes of the universe are focused upon us, there would be a revival of godliness.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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