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What will we look like when we get to heaven? Will we be like we were when we were young and vigorous, or like I am now (I'm in my 70s)? Or will we just be spirits?


A:

No, we won’t just be spirits, without any form or substance. God gave our bodies to us, and some day God will unite our souls with our new bodies–bodies that will never become sick or grow old.

Those bodies will be far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine right now. The Bible compares this to the planting of a seed–a seed that may be very small and insignificant and unimpressive, but which sprouts and brings forth something beautiful and glorious. The Bible says, “So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. … it (the body) is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory” (1 Corinthians 15:42-43).

What will we look like in heaven? The Bible doesn’t tell us exactly–and the reason, I believe, is because we can’t even begin to imagine what we will really be like then. But the Bible does tell us this: Our new bodies will be like the body Jesus had after His resurrection. The Bible says, “Just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:49).

The most important truth, however, is this: This life is not all, but ahead of us is heaven if we know Christ. Do you have that hope in your heart? You can, by giving your life to Jesus. Then you too will have “a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:3).

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20 Comments

  1. Darryl says:

    God is great

    1. Desni says:

      Yes he is!

  2. Lynn says:

    Will we see our pets in heaven?

  3. Lynn says:

    Besides having a perfect body in heaven, will we kinda look the same in our face? I was wondering if not, how could we recognize our loved ones?

    1. BGEA says:

      Lynn, Billy Graham has answered similar questions. Here’s one that might help answer yours: http://billygraham.org/answer/will-i-recognize-my-mother-when-i-get-to-heaven-and-will-she-recognize-me/

  4. linda chu says:

    pls pray for healing–I’ve been sick x2 wks w/ severe bronchitis–can’t seem to shake it. I also need God to help show favor to all my belongings that I have put in consignment–that all will sell asap!! I am single and would like to be married one day–pls pray that God gives me wisdom how to declutter and organize all. Pls pray for healing of unforgiveness that I’ve had toward several of my “friends”. Pls pray that God gives me some truly godly women to be friends with. Thanks so much for yr prayers.

    1. Nanarose says:

      I will pray daily for your intentions.

  5. Monica Hayles says:

    Just thinking of one day reigning with Jesus in heaven is awesome.

  6. Timothy Paradzai Muvuyah says:

    I get uplifted each time l read these scriptures