Category: Heaven

Paul’s Confidence of Heaven

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:6-8 NAS95)

While it is absolutely true that the apostle Paul, often expressed confidence of heaven based on the grace or mercy of God; in this text he just as confidently spoke of the “crown of righteousness” to be awarded by Jesus at His appearing, based what he had accomplished for the Lord – he had 1) fought a good fight, 2) finished the course and 3) kept the faith.

The Prepared Place

In John 14:2, Jesus said, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you,” in the King James Version and a few others. Some of the later translations render it rooms or dwelling places instead of mansions.