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By   •   July 28, 2011   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Do people who've died and gone on to heaven know what's going on down here on earth? I'd like to think my parents know what's happening with their grandchildren, but maybe that's just wishful thinking.


A:

The Bible does suggest that those who’ve entered heaven before us actually may know what is happening on earth. After listing the great heroes of the faith who are now in heaven, the writer to the Hebrews then adds, “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses… let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).

Although it’s interesting to speculate about this, one fact is certain: God knows what is happening in our life — and in the life of every person on earth. God is all-knowing, and nothing — absolutely nothing — can be hidden from Him. Not only does He know what we do (or fail to do), but He also knows why. The Bible says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).

Does that make you nervous? Perhaps it does, because you and I know what goes on in our hearts, and we know we aren’t perfect. But the Bible tells us an even greater truth: God loves us, and He wants to forgive us and cleanse us from all our sins. This is why Jesus Christ came into the world: To save us from our sins.

Be grateful for the hope we have of being reunited with those who have already entered heaven. And make sure of your eternal destiny by giving your life to Jesus Christ today.

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30 Comments

  1. Henry adams says:

    It is comforting to know that God cares and knows what is going on.I have been through more than I want in the past year an d a half and I pray this is only testing for I love the Lord and pray daily fir endurance

  2. Rose Croshier says:

    You are such a Godly man I know and feel Heavan does exist. Thank you so much for all the years of
    preaching the gospel around the world. I remember buying one of your books in the 1970′s. Wow you
    are a Major Blessing to our World. Thank you Lord for Billy Graham.

  3. Col John Rhodes says:

    Paul tells us we will sleep like the saints of old till Jesus returns to gather us up! Not going to Heaven until Jesus returns.

  4. Jacquelynne Robertson says:

    I have followed you for 30years–I even was fortunate to serve you and the Lord in Uniondale N.Y at the coliseum. I thank God for you and I know in my heart that when you go home to be with Jesus that the Lord will give you a crown of GLORY–thank you for your service to ALL of us–I praise the Lord for you–AMEN

  5. Don says:

    The cloud of witnesses I believe refers to the fact that these folks, who have gone before, leave us the model and example of their life of faith that surrounds us from the truth of Scripture.

  6. Rita Mccoy says:

    I was saved when I was 15yrs.old but I hadn’t always lived it.I was raised up in a babtist church and when I was younger I felt like they was more than just going to church and hearing the same songs ever Sunday and in 2008 I went to a nondenomational and that where I’ve been ever since but sometimes I still worry that I might not be saved.and at times I really feel like I am.please for me that I can due assured

  7. osuji raymond says:

    I’M GLAD TO KNOW THAT MY FATHER IN HEAVEN KNOWS THE GOINGS ON HERE

  8. Paula says:

    that was comforting. thank you.

  9. KAREN DIESTLER says:

    I GREW UP WITH REV BILLY GRAHAM, I CAN’T THINK OF ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH THAT MATCHES UP TO HIM. HE IS A BEACON OF LIGHT FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. I’M 67 YEARS OLD. I REMEMBER THE DAY I REDEICATED MY LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. I’M SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS BILLY GRAHAM, FRANKLIN GRAHAM, AS WELL AS BILLY’S ENTIRE FAMILY AND WORLD WIDE MINISTRY. HALLELUJAH JESUS I SHARED MY ENTIRE LIFE WITH BILLY GRAHAM AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE. GOD BLESS THIS OUTREACH AND MAY THEY CONTINUE WINNING SOULS FOR JESUS CHRIST.

  10. Ruby Selph says:

    I no God sees all including whats in our hearts as we struggle daily.