Heaven – Among Christians, the part of space in which the omnipresent Jehovah is supposed to afford more sensible manifestations of his glory. Hence this is called the habitation of God, and is represented as the residence of angels and blessed spirits.
Paradise – The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed immediately after creation.
A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight.
shall be paradises—
As followers of Christ, God allows us to enter into Heaven in this life!
What is stopping you from entering heaven now?…
Obedience! (I’m not talking about not sinning)
It is not about a destination! Psalm 23
Bondage keeps us from stepping out in obedience
Insecurity (Is God enough?), Pride, Shame, Fear, Bitterness
Stop making wealth and prosperity the focus of your life. You can not serve two masters.
Luke 6:24-25, Mathew 5-7 & Luke 6
This sermon goes in the fat of the bondage created by ourselves and the enemy.
The sermon on the mount was way too extreme. I am not sure it applies!
If your eye makes you stumble, tear it out
If your hand makes you stumble, chop it off
Love your enemies
If someone hits you on one cheek, turn to him the other cheek
If someone takes your coat, give them your shirt as well
Give to everyone who asks of you, and demand nothing in return
Do not judge
Luke 6:46-49, Matthew 25:34-46
How can we get started walking with God and experience Heaven on Earth?
Dive into reading the Bible
Start with Gospels
Say yes to the Holy Spirit
Put one thing into practice that He suggest (even if it sounds crazy)
Look for people around you that need friends/love