What is Heaven like? What is Heaven’s relationship to the earth? And what do we mean by the phrase “on earth as it is in Heaven”?
This important phrase was uttered by Jesus as He taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father. It is important because the union of Heaven and earth is what the story of the Bible is all about. All this time, God desires for us to experience Heaven the same way Adam and Eve experienced it in the Garden of Eden. The garden itself reflects what Heaven is all about, but because of the Fall of Man, Heaven and earth also fell apart.
However, God still allowed the people in the Old Testament to access Heaven through the Tabernacle, the Temple and through animal sacrifices. But, this didn’t last because God had a better solution. For us to access Heaven, He allowed His only begotten Son to take the blame and be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of humankind.
His death became the most effective way for us to access Heaven. His death made it possible for us to live eternally in Heaven.
The ministry of Jesus shows what Heaven is all about. He healed the sick, raised the dead, cleansed those who had leprosy and other such diseases, drove out demons and so on. Everywhere He went, Christ brought little pieces of Heaven with Him. That’s what we are called to do as followers of Christ, to bring Heaven on earth.
Watch the video below from the Bible Project and be amazed by how they profoundly explain Heaven’s relationship to earth.
Credits: The Bible Project