Eternity in Heaven
Salvation Bible Basics
On the other hand, those who have a relationship with God will spend eternity in heaven. First Thessalonians 4:16‑17 says, ‘For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.’
Jesus is coming back again, and when He comes, those of us who belong to Him will go to be with Him, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. That is what we today call Heaven, to be with Christ.
Getting to Heaven is not something I can do myself. It doesn’t matter how many times I jump up. John Glenn has already been up into the heavens two times. But it doesn’t matter how many times he goes up. John Glenn is never going to get into Heaven by getting on a space shuttle.
You don’t get into Heaven by doing it yourself. You will never build a jet big enough. You will never build a space ship big enough to get you to Heaven. You will never live a life that is good enough for you to get to Heaven on your own. The only way you will ever get to Heaven is for God to take you there, and He will only be taking those who have a relationship with Him.