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Q:

How long will it take us to get to heaven, once we die? Will it be like space travel is today, taking maybe millions of years to get there?


A:

No, our journey from earth to heaven won’t be like modern space travel, taking perhaps millions of years for us to arrive! Don’t let this concern you; when we die we won’t be bound any longer by the physical limitations we experience now.

Instead, the Bible tells us that if we know Christ, we will be in God’s presence immediately after we die. How is this possible? When we die, we enter into a whole new level of existence — an existence governed by spiritual rules. After recalling all the trials and problems we experience in this life, Paul declared, “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Never forget: You and I were not meant for this world alone. We were meant to live forever — and we will, because death is not the end. Death instead is like a doorway, ushering us into eternity either with God in heaven, or without God and without hope in that place of absolute despair the Bible calls hell. Not one word in the Bible about heaven should make you not want to go there — and not one word about hell in the Bible should make you want to go there.

Is heaven your hope? Do you know for sure that if you were to die tonight, you would be safely in God’s presence forever? You can be sure, by trusting Christ and what He did for you by His death and resurrection. Put your faith and confidence in Him today.

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11 Comments

  1. Mike Bowman says:

    John 3:17. No one has gone into Heaven except the one who came from heaven-the son of man. So that being said, I take it that we are waiting on Christ’s return so we can be judged by our works and deeds to be with him. Only the breath of life returns to God.

  2. jada green says:

    I would love to go to heaven. I know it’s fun up there. when my dad past I was miserable. I was only 13 when my dad past and I wish he would come and spend time with us sometimes.

  3. Marques says:

    Thank you this helps out a lot and I will thank the lord that I’m here today and even if I would die tonight I would be in good hands.

  4. Keralin says:

    But in Revalations it says that it takes about 1,000 years for our souls to enter heaven. But for Mary, Jesus, etc. they enter right away at Gods side. So this is hard to wrap my mind around.

  5. Billy batchelor says:

    My family have always listened to Mr Graham. he looks and reminds me of my papa. thank you. what a gentle lovely man of God he is.

  6. Lexi Kendall says:

    I accept the Christ as my savior, we’re all sinners..and we ask for forgiveness

  7. Chester miller says:

    I believe in Jesus Christ

  8. Alison says:

    Over the years, many things have distracted me from God. I don't feel i know him anymore. Why is this, and do I still go to heaven. if i no longer go to church.

    1. Christine says:

      Alison, you can always return to God. He never gives up on us! He’s merciful and forgiving of all our sins if we are truly sorry for offending Him and try our very best to follow the path he has set for us. God bless you always!

  9. Greg says:

    What a wonderful passage to read.

    1. Lexi Kendall says:

      so much agreed