SHUV SHOW: “Heaven is My Home”
An Incomplete Thought
Christene Jackman ©6.21.2023
"Welcome to the Shuv Show. I’m your host, Christene Jackman. Tonight’s topic the phrase, “Heaven is My Home.” An Incomplete Thought.. Whenever believers lift their eyes to the skies say, “Heaven is my home,” I get a little “hmmm,” in my spirit. It is not that I think the statement untrue—for those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life—but I find it an incomplete thought.
After wrestling with attaining clarity on why I get that bit of a check in my spirit when I hear “Heaven is my home,” I finally figured out what is missing from that declaration. Surely one can understand why people would want to shake the dust of this broken planet off and head for the pearly gates when their time is up. The “Heaven is my home” sentiment is taken from these types of verses:
2 Corinthians 5:8b, “ . . . (we) prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.”
Revelation 6:9, “When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar, the souls of those who had been slain because of the Word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained.”
Philippians 3:20, “But our citizenship is in heaven—and we also await a Savior from there, the Lord Messiah Yeshua.”
Yes, there is a time for a believer to reside in the Heavenly realms, but there is an oft forgotten key element to the statement, “Heaven is my home.” For the answer, we need to go back, way back, to the first week of creation . . . "