What is REALLY Beyond Death’s Door – Part 2
You are ________________ in God’s presence.
“‘Remember me when you come into your Kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth,
today you will be with me in paradise.’” Luke 23:42-43 (NIV)
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich
man also died and was buried.” Luke 16:22 (NIV)
“So, we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we
would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (NLT)
“For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down – when we die and leave
these bodies – we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and
not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we
will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will not be spirits without bodies, but
we will put on new heavenly bodies. Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it’s not that
we want to die and have no bodies at all. We want to slip into our new bodies so that these
dying bodies will be swallowed up by everlasting life. God himself has prepared us for this,
and as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (NLT)
3 CONDITIONS OF BODY & SOUL
- ______________ Condition: _____________ Body and Soul.
- ____________ Condition: ______________ Body and Soul in Heaven.
- ________________ Condition: Soul _________________ from Mortal Body but Waiting for Our Immortal Body.
What about Purgatory?
- Scripture does ________ support the idea of purgatory
“When you were dead in your sins…God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us ALL our
sins.” Colossians 2:13 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for
us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from
God’s wrath through him!” Romans 5:8-9 (NIV)
CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR SOULS IN PARADISE
1. You are _______________ and in command of your __________________of thought, feelings, speech and memories.
2. You will __________________ and __________________ with believers who preceded you to Heaven.
“Two men, Moses and Elijah appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They
spoke about His departure, which He was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter
and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became FULLY AWAKE, they saw
His glory and the two men standing with Him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to
Him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up 3 shelters – one for you, one for
Moses and one for Elijah.’” Luke 9:30-33 (NIV)
3. Our souls will be aware, to some degree, of _________________ and _______________ on earth.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of
faith…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)
“There is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”
Luke 15:10 (NLT)
“My eyes are turned toward you, O God, the Lord…” Psalm 141:8 (NASB)
4. Our soul’s _________________ _____________________ is set.
“There is a great chasm separating us. No one from here can go there even if he wanted to
go. No one can come here from there.” Luke 16:26 (NLT)
“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may
know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13 (NLT)