Every Christian is familiar with the story of Jesus as he is the center of Christianity. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, baptized by John the Baptist, fasted for forty days, was tempted three times by the devil in the wilderness, and died through crucifixion. This is just a bit of the complexity attached to Jesus. However, Jesus did not just die, but he conquered the grave; he rose from the dead. However, is the Bible clear about where he went and is right now? Is Jesus in Heaven?
The Bible is clear that Jesus is in Heaven right now. After he rose from the dead and conquered the grave, Jesus ascended to be with the Father in Heaven. Before Jesus died, he said in John 14:2-3 that he would go before us to his father’s house to prepare a place for us, those who believe in him.
So, does the Bible confirm that Jesus is in Heaven? What is the biblical evidence that Jesus is in Heaven? How did Jesus go to Heaven? What is Jesus doing in Heaven? Does Jesus still have a human body in Heaven? Continue reading to get more information and answers to these questions and more.
Does the Bible confirm that Jesus is in Heaven?
The Bible in the book of Mark 16:19 confirms that Jesus is in Heaven. Mark writes that after Jesus had spoken to his disciples, he was taken to Heaven and now sits on the right-hand side of the Father, God.
The book of 1st peter 3:21-22 says, “And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into Heaven and is at God’s right hand, with angels, authorities, and powers in submission to him.”
Luke 24:51 also confirms that Jesus is indeed in Heaven. Luke tells us that Jesus blessed his disciples and was carried into Heaven. Therefore, there is enough proof from the Bible that Jesus is in Heaven and seated on God’s right-hand side, the father.
Biblical evidence that Jesus is in Heaven?
There are several passages in the Bible that confirm that Jesus is in Heaven. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Colossians 3:1 also confirms that Jesus Christ is in Heaven and seated on the right-hand side of God. “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”
Revelation 5:7 says, “And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.”
How did Jesus go to Heaven?
It is clear that Jesus went to Heaven after his death. His ascension to Heaven is described in the book of Acts 1:9-11. The book of Acts notes that as Jesus had finished conversing with his disciples, and they were still looking on, he was lifted up, and a huge mass of cloud took him out of site. While the disciples were still gazing, the book of Acts accounts that two men with white robes appeared and questioned why they were still looking into Heaven. The two men confirmed that Jesus had indeed been taken to Heaven.
What is Jesus doing in Heaven?
Jesus said in John 14:2-3 that he would go to Heaven before us to prepare a place for us. “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And I go prepare a place for you; I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am, you may also be.”
Most bible verses indicate that Jesus is in Heaven and seated on God’s right-hand side. Jesus said in Mathew 26:64 that when he goes to Heaven, he will be seated on the right-hand side of the father.
Does Jesus still have a human body in Heaven?
Some scholars believe that Jesus does not have a human body in Heaven. The description of Jesus from the vision John had in the book of Revelation confirms that the implication that Christ does not have a human body in Heaven is true.
However, others argue that Jesus still has his physical body in Heaven. Bible scholars from Got Questions ministry note that Jesus still has his physical body in Heaven as it is instrumental in our Christian doctrine and hope of Heaven. Additionally, they provide biblical proof by noting that the Bible explicitly clarifies that the body of Jesus was resurrected.
Consequently, when Jesus appeared to his disciples, as accounted in the book of 1st Corinthians 15:4-6, over five hundred people witnessed his earthly, post-resurrection body. However, the book of 1st Corinthians 15:35-49 indicates that our bodies in Heaven will be different from our earthly bodies.
Therefore, theologians from Got Questions conclude that Jesus took on human flesh at his incarnation, and his body was glorified during his resurrection. And although his body was glorified, he still retained his scars, as mentioned in the book of John 20:27. Jesus will still remain God the son who was sacrificed for our sins, that we may be saved.
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