Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Heaven Is A Literal Place Located In The North

Psalms 75:6-7, “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Carefully notice in our text passage that the Bible does not mention “NORTH.” I believe that is because Heaven is in the north. Promotion does not come from the east, nor the west, nor the south, but from God alone up in the north. 

In his helpful booklet titled: “HEAVEN, Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) says:

Where Is Heaven?

When I was a little boy, I used to say “up to Heaven.” When I got older, someone reminded me that if I died in China and went up I would be going an opposite direction from a man who died in America and went up. Since the world is round and China is on the other side of the world that seems reasonable. But I have discovered from the Bible that Heaven is in a fixed location in the sides of the North beyond the highest star.
Here is an interesting passage: “Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another” (Ps. 75:6-7). 
Isn't it strange that the word “north” is left out? Why? Because promotion does come from the North. It comes from God. “He putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
In Isaiah 14:12-17 we have the story of Lucifer, who became Satan. He said, “I will exalt my throne above God's throne.” He said, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.” He said, “I will go into the sides of the north.”
Heaven, then, is a fixed location in the sides of the North. According to Isaiah 14, it is beyond the highest star. 
Here is Isaiah 14 Satan said, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.” If he is talking about literal stars, he is talking about going out beyond what we call the second heaven.
There are three heavens. Paul said in II Corinthians 12:2,4, “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven . . . How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
If there is a third heaven, there is a second and first heaven. The first heaven is the atmospheric heavens where the birds fly. Says II Peter 3:10, ”The heavens shall pass away with a great noise.” he is speaking of the atmospheric heavens. Psalms 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” This is talking about the second heaven—the starry or planetary heavens. And the third Heaven—the paradise of God, where Christians go and where Jesus is, is somewhere out beyond the last star, beyond the second or starry heaven.
I am told that the farthest star man has been able to locate through his most powerful telescope is 500 million light years away. [note: since Dr. Hutson wrote this booklet in 1981, the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an even farther star from earth, which is an astounding 9 billion light-years away!] Light travels a little more than 186,000 miles per second. That means if you could go 186,000 miles per second, it would take 500 million years to reach the last star that man has been able to locate, and Heaven is somewhere out beyond the highest star, in the sides of the North, according to Isaiah 14.
Heaven is real. It is in a fixed location in the sides of the North, beyond the highest star.”
That is such a precious truth! 
Colossians 1:4-5, “Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Job 22:12, “Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!”
Man still has not discovered the farthest star (i.e., the height of the stars) from the earth. They simply don't know! But so far, astronomers have determined that the farthest star is NINE BILLION light-years away! I am excited about NASA's new James Webb Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in 2021. This new amazing feat of technology will travel one million miles from the earth, operate at temperatures of Absolute Zero (-459.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and send photos back to the earth. God willing, I CAN'T WAIT! (UPDATE from May of 2023: Here are the first images from the James Webb Telescope.)

My friend, do you have any idea how far away 9,000,000,000 light-years is in miles? The answer is astounding! If you can grasp these incredible facts, I will do my best to explain the math to you. Let's crunch some numbers! Light travels at 186,282 miles per second. That's very fast! If you could travel at the speed of light for 9,000,000,000 years, non-stop, you would travel 5.2871302368e+22 miles!!! The “e” means “Exponent” which tells you how many times ten is to be multiplied by itself. In math this is called 'Exponential Notation.' For example: 5.2e+3 means 10 x 10 x 10, which would be 1,000; and then times 5.2, which equals 5,200. So for our giant number of 5.2871302368e+22 we're going to multiply 10 x 10 x 10 for 22 times, and then that result times 5.2871302368, which gives us.... drum roll...

50,287,130,236,800,000,000,000 miles!!!

That is the distance of the farthest known star from the earth. Can you say: “That's it, I'm taking a break and going to Taco Bell?” Seriously, I'm making a Taco Bell run! Oh yeah! Our great God and Savior is truly more than amazing!!! 
“All you have to do is accept His gift of eternal life and you'll go to Heaven when you die!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, sermon: “I Find No Fault In This Man 
“Love is a heavenly quality that is given to prepare men to enjoy the heavenly city more.” —Pastor Jack Hyles

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