Heaven our home

North Shore Christian Centre - Home Bible Study notes

 

LESSON 1

 

The Lord is our father in heaven

 

 

Heaven is so a matter of fact to the believer that without ever being there physically, it is recognized by each one as their home.

 

Note: Natural family is of the earth, Spiritual family is born from above!

 

In the Spirit, the believer is attached to that Heavenly domain.  It is the revelation of Heaven that brings us assurance in salvation, revealing the end of our journey of faith.

 

Part of our salvation requires us to believe that Jesus rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven making intercession for us. (Romans 10:9)

 

Note: The following scriptures also reveal true worship, we must worship the Father, whom we can't see, in Spirit and in Truth.

 

        1 Corinthians 2:9-14  How to get a hold of Heaven, (revealed the things - Heaven)

 

It is important to understand that, we have a relationship with our Heavenly Father through the Spirit.  Our understanding of Heaven is through the Spirit.  Natural man cannot receive the things (Heaven) of the Spirit of God.

 

Through these scriptures we understand that it is easier for us to relate to the world which we can see, than to know our Father who we cannot see.

 

Verse 12 tells us that it is by the Spirit we know what God has given to us.

 

Truly then, spiritual life is what makes Heaven a matter of fact to the believer.

 

Summary:

 

Our Heavenly Father desires to reveal our home to us.  As we mature in Christ Heaven becomes less of a a mystery and more a part of our lives.