Context: Today I saw more fully that we really can experience heaven here and now, on earth, even in the most mundane or testing of situations.
Heaven and earth as not separate. Rather, they are one, for they exist entirely within the infinity of God, as does everything. When we live in love, we live in God, and this means living in heaven, which has no location, boundary, limit, time, beginning, or end.
When we live in God, and therefore in heaven, concepts such as ‘life’ and ‘death’ lose all meaning, for we are already “citizens of heaven” (Philippians 1:27; NLT). So, after these brief notes, here is today’s blog (which I posted early, by accident!)
In Christ there is no Jew or Greek,
slave or citizen, male or female.
All are one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; TIV).
1. All things in earth and heaven are one:
There is no he or she;
There is no inequality;
There is no slave or free.
2. All things in earth and heaven are one:
There is no Jew or Greek;
There is no difference at all;
There are no strong, or weak.
3. All things in earth and heaven are one,
So there is no more death –
Just timeless, oceanic bliss,
Because we are your breath.
Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul
(Genesis 2:7; WEB).
1. The TIV Footnote to Galatians 3:28 refers to this verse as “the climax of Paul’s letter, establishing the equality of all those united in Christ through the Spirit.”
There is…one God and Creator of all, who is over all, who works through all and is within all (Ephesians 4:5-6; TIV).
2. He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust (Psalm 103:14; NLT).
3. There is life in the path of righteousness, and in its path there is no death (Proverbs 12:28; CSB).
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world (Colossians 2:20; NLT).
We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our sisters and brothers (1 John 3:14; TIV).
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:12; NLT).
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life (Job 33:4; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).