Observations on life; particularly spiritual

No hospitals in heaven

Patient monitorToday I visited my nephew in hospital. He was in a critical condition with head injuries after a motor cycle accident. As he lay in a coma I was reminded of the fragility of life and the contrast to spiritual life and heaven.

Accidents happen. When Jesus was on earth 18 people died when the tower of Siloam collapsed in Jerusalem (Lk. 13:4).

Physical life depends on an adequate supply of oxygenated blood to our vital organs. In the big picture, life is brief. It’s transient. The Bible says it’s like a cloud or mist that appears for a while and then disappears. It’s also like a shadow and grass and flowers (1 Ch. 29:15; Job 7:6-10; Jas. 4:14; 1 Pt. 1:24). Life is unpredictable: “you do not even know what will happen tomorrow” Jas. 4:14 NIV).

Spiritual life is the main theme of the Bible. It says, “repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away” (Acts 3:19NLT). This life is robust. It’s not interrupted by physical death (1 Th. 5:10). What a contrast to our physical lives!

Another difference is that there are no hospitals in heaven – God “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4). Also, there are no cemeteries there. What a contrast to the sufferings experienced on earth (Rom. 8:18).

Can you look forward to a time when there will be no hospitals or cemeteries?

Written, July 2013

2 responses

  1. Kitten

    It is very strange to believe, because there is no death in heaven there is no need for a hospital. It would be wonderful if people would actually listen to those who have died and returned having been in or saw at least one hospital in heaven. Just because there is no physical death does not remove the need for specialized care of those whose spirit was broken, their minds broken or their heart was shattered. Far too many of those kind do not believe they are worth healing and therefore reject any instant healing from God. He is not going to force them to be healed. They become the loving charges of highly trained medical angels who work with such people until they are able to accept healing. The majority are taken to hospitals that do not appear like anything on earth. It would be so very nice if people would learn how to think and pray for guidance from God or Jesus Christ without jumping to such erroneous conclusions there are no hospitals. Not everything is easy to find in the scriptures nor does the bible “clearly state” anything. There are many pieces and parts to what is sought. I was one who died of kidney failure and eventually landed in a hospital in heaven. Yes, it was very obviously a hospital and yes, it was definitely the spirit realm. I was gone for about 30 minutes.
    Hope that gives a little added information too many miss.

    May 8, 2019 at 3:09 am

  2. Thanks for the comment Kitten.

    According to the Bible, only those who have trusted in Christ’s sacrificial death as payment of the penalty for their sin (Christians or believers) go to heaven. When they get there they are glorified, which is the same as being perfectly sanctified (purified or holy). This happens for their souls/spirits when they die and for their bodies at the rapture.

    May 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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