God Has Only Good Things In Store For His Children.
What Does God Say About His Kingdom? The Kingdom of God is a big deal in the New Testament, and we all work so hard to follow God in His teachings so that we may be allowed into His Kingdom when our time has come as well. One of the biggest fears surrounding death is the fear of the unknown that comes along with it, but after studying the Bible, is it really all that unknown? God’s Kingdom is mentioned several times throughout the Bible, and marking these passages can really help when you’re struggling with the death of a loved one or feeling overwhelmed thinking that one day we will all be reunited with Christ.
In 2 Peter 1:11 “For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” In the eternal kingdom, the Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven, we will be reunited with Jesus Christ, He who died for our sins and bestowed upon us the everlasting love of God. This is not something to be feared, but what will be an incredible experience in our faith.
So,What Does God Say About His Kingdom? Once we’re with Jesus in God’s Kingdom of Heaven, what will happen next? It’s all laid out beautifully in Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” In Heaven, with Jesus in the Kingdom of God, there will be no pain, no crying, no mourning, no death, and no suffering, as all of these aspects are left here on earth.
With no crying, no death, and no pain in the light of Jesus’s love, what can we expect to experience during this eternal life? Surely it’s going to be incredible and beautiful, with all strife left behind, but what about specifics? In Revelation 21:21-25 the Bible states “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.” God’s Kingdom is one of pure light, beauty, and love. We will experience gates of pearl, streets of gold, and natural light emitted from God himself.
With what the Bible lays out regarding God’s Kingdom, the unknown of death is nothing to fear, and although we may mourn, perhaps we should rejoice as well when someone we love is reunited with their creator in paradise.