Tuesday, January 18, 2005

What’s it Like in Heaven?

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6.10)
No doubt, you recognize this sentence from the Lord’s Prayer. It is what Jesus taught His disciples to pray. Here are few questions for you to chew over:
    • Was it God’s will, in Jesus’ day, for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?
    • Is it God’s will today for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?
    • What is it like in heaven?
    • Is it a place of blessing or of cursing?
    • Of provision or of lack?
    • Of prosperity or of poverty?
    • Of health and wholeness or of sickness and disease?
    • Is it a place of death or of life?
    • What would the will of God being done on earth as in heaven look like?
    • Can we pray for provision and expect to receive it?
    • Can we pray for healing and expect to receive it?
    • How about raising the dead? Can we pray for that and expect to receive it? (Jesus sent the disciples out to, among other things, raise the dead — and they did! And there are many instances in Church history of the dead being restored back to life — but that’s an article for another day.)
      Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).