NO APARTMENTS IN HEAVEN!
Yes, Heaven is real. Indeed, it is already there. Heaven’s final design and dimensions are already set (Rev.21:16).
Imagine this scenario – suddenly so many souls are saved and the end-time harvest is so fruitful that heaven runs out of room! Wow. Maybe God has to throw up a couple high-rise apartment complexes in the corner of Heaven to handle the overflow. No chance, you say? …No emergency-housing contingency plans or last-minute tent villages? …No cabins-in-the-corner? We trust God’s foresight, right?
When God calculated, weighed, balanced and fashioned this earth, He engineered it with the same accuracy! He didn’t miscalculate in the smallest fraction. In no way did He underestimate the human component of His creation. He didn’t misjudge our consumption rates or wasteful stewardship of the resources He created within this earth any more than He’s underestimated heaven’s dimensions.
Though the thick haze covering Delhi or Beijing or (as some think) even the ‘emissions’ of the vast Amarillo, Texas cattle feed-lots may signal an abuse of our stewardship, here’s the core issue. No, we won’t catastrophically destroy God’s creation. Mankind’s blunders won’t destroy the ozone layer or deforest the rain-forests or drain the earth of crude or prompt global warming or the next ice-age, etc… Nothing we do will catch God by surprise!
Point is, we don’t have to fear – any more than we should stop witnessing to avoid the risk of overcrowding heaven. While we doubtlessly are stewards of His creation, fear is not part of the equation.
I agree that we each shoulder responsibility as a steward but that responsibility includes no fear motivation whatsoever. He perfectly designed and constructed this earth entirely for us—to house, sustain and provide beauty and enjoyment for you and me. …And His calculations are completely trustworthy! God fully anticipated the impact the fallen state of man would have on His original creation! Thus, if fear is the motivator behind the argument, it’s a lie!
As society shouts that we are devastatingly draining the earth of oxygen and crude (or that a 9-year old can require surgery to correct being mistakenly assigned the wrong gender at conception), this is all the equivalent of heaven running out of space due to God’s poor planning and foresight.
Don’t worry! (Fear not.) Selah. \o/
Isa 45:18 NKJV For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Psa 115:16 AMP The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men.
Psa 89:11 AMP The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.
Heb 2:8 AMP For You have put everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside [of man’s] control.