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Why Were the Heavens Created
"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.
Nothing is too hard for you." JEREMIAH 32:17
Why did our Sovereign Lord make the Heavens? Was it just for us to admire and observe? Where are the heavens, we ponder? Very simply let me tell you, I asked and the Creator God answered me. He is a loving personal God. He wants to tell you too.
Studying physics-based astronomy in college was one of my most celestial classes.
Though I didn’t like the physics part, it gave me an in-depth look at the magnitude of “The Heavens”. This class taught us we live in an ever expanding universe.
At that time, I was not a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. I did believe, however, there had to be some supreme deity, reasoning there was nothing random or primordial about the cosmos. It was too calculated and perfect. The probability of randomness was infinite, meaning the theory of evolution was impossible.
Learning about the different religious philosophies was another story.
Like the number of galaxies, humankind has come up with too many religions. Most are rule-based, relying on each of us working our own way to Heaven. You must strive to become perfect or enlightened. Reasonably, I was a sinner. Even I knew that much. Maybe you can relate? Not wanting to be a hypocrite, I went my own way for many years.
I rejected Christianity because it seemed rule-based as well, the Ten Commandments right? “It just is”, they would state. I would try to ask questions but quickly got shut down as blasphemous for questioning God. If God couldn’t be questioned then He wasn’t worth knowing, right? Why would He care about little ole me anyway?
Until, my carefully built stellar life came crashing down like a meteor shower in hot molten pieces all around me. My universe collapsed. A huge gaping, black hole and there was nothing I could do. My husband departed, and not dearly, my son was kicked out of kindergarten with anger issues, then I was fired from my job because I was “not a good fit” anymore. Talk about Big Bang!
In the midst of my chaos and confusion, The Lord came. He wanted a personal relationship with me. Shocked and traumatized, that’s when I realized I was not in control. God, our Creator, was real and our Heavenly Father wanted to know me personally. This was His Light show not mine.
Nine years have spun by since then. The formation of a new soul came out of the burning ashes. This woman’s primal dust was lit on fire, now white hot just like a star. Telescopic views show how everything in this one life led up to that one moment in time and space, God coming to save me. His Son is real and the Bible is true. Like a swooshing comet, the Holy Spirit does come inside, filling us up. Only then can we live biblical, moral, righteous, lives.
But more importantly, we will live forever, an eternal life with God in Heaven.
So where exactly is Heaven? From the Bible, we know Heaven is up.
Here it is stated clearly in two different verses:
Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, “Come up here!”
And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched. Rev 11:12
When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and
sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Mark 16:19
Jesus was taken up. The two prophets rose. Heaven is up.
And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43
As a Christian spirit-filled believer, who dies, your spirit rises up to Heaven.
We are with Jesus in paradise the moment our soul leaves this earth. Our souls do not die but are transmuted. Why can we not be a star? Our souls become a new star which is in Heaven (which is up). Before we receive our resurrected bodies, we are in Heaven with Jesus, but not in these earthly clay vessels anymore. Our physical remains are committed to earth to return to dust. Our light now burns brightly in the heavens as a star.
Do you like my theory? Are you fascinated with the stars too?
Ask God to show you the truth.
This side of Heaven there is so many unfathomable mysteries this soul cannot comprehend. Yet that never stops me from questioning my Creator God. He loves to be questioned and even better, He loves to answer us, His earthly “stars”.
One question I ask Him about is the stars, those brilliant ever expanding points of light. Pondering all I have learned, I ask Father God, “Are the stars us, our bodiless souls? Are those all my fellow believers that have died and gone to Heaven before me?”
He just chuckles at me, loving me for my vivid imagination, “Maybe Daughter, maybe you are right.”
“I love you Lord!” I expound.
“I love you too Daughter.” He gently replies.
Ah, then the sweet Heavenly peace descends as overwhelming joy fills my glowing spirit. I will find out soon enough.
The Lord made the Heavens. They are ever expanding. He has created one star, one Heavenly body for each soul who has accepted Him, those of us He chose for eternity with Him. Who’s to say this isn’t true? Only God Himself knows. Why don’t you ask Him yourself?