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Will Our Bodies Shine in Heaven?

Some people have asked me if our resurrected bodies will shine. They cite two passages: “The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43) and “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven” (Daniel 12:3, NASB).

Will We Witness Together God’s New Creation?

I believe Scripture makes clear that we’ll have the privilege that was experienced by the fictional characters in The Magician’s Nephew and by the real angelic beings who witnessed the creation of the first Earth: We will actually witness the creation of the New Earth.

God’s Presence Is the Essence of Heaven

Heaven without God would be like a honeymoon without a groom or a palace without a king. Teresa of Avila said, “Wherever God is, there is Heaven.” The corollary: Wherever God is not, there is Hell.

Will We Have Desires in Heaven?

We’ll have many desires in Heaven, but they won’t be unholy desires. Everything we want will be good. Our desires will please God.

When Does the Spirit Leave the Body?

Question from a reader:

What are your thoughts on when the spirit leaves the body? With modern day technology, many people can be resuscitated and kept alive artificially. How does a Christian answer the skeptic who says this proves the spirit doesn’t go to Heaven or a misguided Christian who says this proves “soul sleep”?

Will There Be Law on The New Earth?

We know that on the New Earth, sin will be done away with and will be no more. (Read more on that from Randy.) So laws restraining people from doing bad or harmful things won’t be necessary. We’ll be fully righteous, and all we do will be honoring to Jesus.