Why does people want to go to Heaven?
I'll have a bash at answering this
Firstly dont be fooled into believing the whole "sit on a cloud and play harps for all eternity ......."
How can you look at the created universe, with all its diversity and wonder, yet believe there is only a cloud and harp awaiting you?
I'll start from the begining ...........
Lucifer- the angel of light, made the mistke of wanting God's place and power.
For his lust and pride he was thrown from heaven.
In Gods perfect wisdom He created mankind.
And mankind is going to get the VERY thing Lucifer has always wanted.
Jesus said: EVERYTHING the Father has, he has given to Me, and EVERYTHING I have, I freely give to you.
Think about that for a moment .......
EVERYTHING the Father has ......
We are made in God's image for a reason.
And that reason is we are His children.
We where made for a plan and purpose.
And that purpose is to be heirs to His Kingdom - Heaven.
God the Father has given examples of what His children will be doing (following the family business) so to speak, by His creation of the universe and
MORE SO the creation of life on this blue planet.
Why do we want to go to heaven?
How would YOU like to be like your Father?
The ability to create life and all its shapes and forms on your very own planet/planets?
A universe of endless possibilities ......
None of this would be possible with Sin still in the picture.
You cannot grant the power of God Himself to ANY who could be corrupted by Sin.
The consequences need not be explained.
Why create a universe SO great in size and number of planets/stars? .......
The universe is the first fruits of Gods example of His creative power - left empty as a sign of whats to come.
God freely gave ALL that is here on this earth as an example of what can be achived through His power.
And WE being His children will inherit this very power, and spend eternity sharing this gift of creation with each other.
How FREELY would YOU worship God if he gave you ALL that?
I have heard people say how boring worshiping God forever and ever would be.
You REALLY think so?
If you where given the power to be just like God?
To do all that your Father does?
To follow in His footsteps and copy His examples of creation, sharing, giving and love?
Seriously think about it ......
How good would this world be if EVERY single person shared everything with each other.
Of coarse NONE of this is possible with Sin in the world as we know it.
But there will come a time, where Sin will be no more.
And then and only then can Gods children be given theirs Fathers inheritence.
You see, unlike Lucifer, Gods children will NOT want Gods place.
And for that, they will inherit His power.
Heaven is NOT sitting on clouds, nor is it playing harps and it is DEFINATELY NOT about being bored!
Think of endless resources - think of endless power, unlimited knowledge, basically NOTHING stopping you from doing whatever you choose to do?
This is the free gift God has offerd to any who will make the choice to believe.
It is the very nature of God to give.
And we being His children, he wants to give us EVERYTHING.
Yup thats right - Im talking His very own power, just as an earthly father gives all that he has to his children.
Once and once only in history has a being wanted to have ALL that God is.
And once and once only in history God the Son died a horrible death to make it possible for as MANY as will accept Him have ALL that God is.
Could not have been possible whilst Sin existed.
And sadly Sin had to be destroyed by death itself - HIS DEATH!
He paid the price for ALL to inherit Gods power.
Heaven will not be a place of cloud sitters playing harps to God for all eternity.
Lucifer would love you to believe that.
He hates you with an undying passion, for you have to opportunity to get EVERYTHING he so desprately desires ...and for that, he hates you!
Heaven and ALL that awaits is a FREE gift of God, just like this beautiful blue planet he created - an example of things to come .......