Traditionalists assert that the Christian’s destination must be heaven. Countless sermons, treatises, books, and the like have been produced on this subject throughout the centuries and the doctrine remains a firm fundamental belief of the Christian Church with few exceptions. The basic doctrine of heaven is indeed a desirable and pleasurable one. And despite the overwhelming acceptance of the doctrine as truth, heaven remains one of the most mysterious places to be mentioned in the Bible. The Biblical record firmly asserts that heaven is the primary abode of God and His angels. Additionally, after Christ’s resurrection, it has been Y’shua’s home for the last 2000-years.
The typical Christian perception of heaven apart from it being the abode of our creator, Y’shua, and the angels, is that all Christians and the Old and New Testament Saints upon their deaths, their spirits instantly enter heaven to dwell eternally. But does the Biblical record support this assertion?
The true Believer of Y’shua, when he or she takes off their westernized glasses and reads the appropriate texts with spirit eyes aided by an understanding of the Hebraic-foundations of the Word will find absolutely no valid support for a heavenly home for the weary believer of Messiah. On the contrary, the Biblical record clearly and emphatically asserts that the True Believer of Y’shua will instead of reigning with Y’shua in heaven proper, reign with Him here on earth for a 1000-years. Consider the proof-positive Biblical record on the issue:
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. (Rev 20:6 KJV)
Context being everything when it comes to Bible-study, a supporting passage reads:
8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” (Rev 5:8-10 ESV)
Heaven is by no means the ultimate destination of the true Believer of Messiah. On the contrary, this good ole earth will provide the true Believer with a home upon which He or She will reign with the Prince of Peace for a millennia while serving Him with as Kings and Priests to this world.