A few weeks ago, I was blessed to attend First Baptist Church in Dallas with my wife and two of 0ur dearest friends. Pastor Robert Jeffress brought an amazing message on heaven. He taught from Daniel 12:2 – “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these believers to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.”
Dr. Jeffress made four great points about heaven.
1. There is the promise of a resurrected body.
God’s original design is that of spirit and flesh (Genesis 2:7). His future plan includes two resurrections, one of the dead and one for the living.
2. There is the possibility of a resurrection body.
“How are the dead raised? And what kind of body do they have?” (1 Corinthians 15:35). Paul goes on to answer his own question. We have the opportunity of a new body.
3. There is a prototype of the resurrected body.
The Scriptures say, “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that, when he appears, we shall be like him, because we will see him just as he is” (1 John 3:2). Jesus is the picture of our resurrected body.
4. We see the particulars of the resurrected body.
Our bodies will be physical (1 Corinthians 15:39-44). Our bodies will be perfect (Revelation 21:4). And our bodies will be personal (Luke 24:39). Heaven is real, and our heavenly bodies will be real, as well.