|John Milor is an author of several books, and radio talk show guest for numerous programs, including the Art Bell show. His interest in understanding paranormal phenomenon began at the age of five after hearing his great grandmotherís tale of seeing a UFO hovering over the plains of Kentucky during broad daylight, shortly following the turn of the century. This story, as well as numerous otherworldly encounters of his own, fueled his quest of the unknown. His life literally became an episode of the X-Files on a number of occasions, until he reached the age of twenty one, and was visited by none other than Jesus Christ, in a vision. Since that time, Milor has become a born again Christian, yet continues to investigate paranormal phenomenon, now with a Bible in one hand,r and research documentation in the other hand. John has earned two Associates degrees and a Bachelor degree in Business, and works as a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard. He lives with his family in Fresno, California. All are invited to visit his website to read all his books; they are posted online in their entirety for free reading: http://www.AliensAndTheAntichrist.com. Milor operates a MySpace website @ www.MySpace.com/johnmilor, and welcomes emails as well: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nature of Heaven
by John Milor
Posted: 17:00 June 29, 2007
Heaven is both a spiritual, and a physical place. Understanding this concept is important, because it opens up more possible interpretations in scripture that many people aren't aware of.
|Many people have different ideas on what Heaven is.
Heaven is defined as the physical expanse surrounding the Earth. Examples of this are in Genesis 1:15-18, and Exodus 32:13. It is common throughout scripture to see the term "Heaven", and "Heavens", used in context with a description of the sky, and outer space.
15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the Earth: and it was so. 16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the Earth, 18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
Equally common in scripture are verses describing the spiritual aspect of heaven. In short, the spiritual aspect of heaven refers to the presence of God. This is the definition that most people are familiar with. In Genesis 28:12-13, Psalms 11:4, and Matthew 6:9, among many others, this spiritual aspect is exemplified.
In order to get the complete understanding of what, and where heaven is, both of these definitions should be combined. On the micro level, the entire human race over its entire existence has been going through different levels of glory. All levels other than the highest level are intermediary levels of glory which will all pass away on Judgment Day, leaving only the saved to spend eternity with God, and the deceived to eternally perish in the lake of fire.
Before the fall, there was no sickness or death. Adam and Eve lived in God's presence. After the fall, mankind was under the curse of death. Then, after the great flood of Noah, the life span of mankind dramatically decreased. The level of glory for man was decreased to the point that simply being in God's presence would be fatal. (Even being in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant brought physical death, (Exodus 28:35, 42-43)).