God wants us to connect with His eternal kingdom while we are still in the natural world. By sending us His Son Jesus the Christ He is making that connection for all people forevermore. It is hard for us to think eternally.
In Revelations: 212:1-7 we hear in part; “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”
We have so many immediate distractions in the natural life that we fail to realize what God is offering us. We can start to experience heaven on earth by coming to the Father through the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God gives us this anticipation of eternal life with Him in order that our lives here on earth might be more fruitful for Him. While no human has ever seen God except His Son the Son of man, it is through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that the promise and the vision of the everlasting kingdom comes to us.
When we need this vision and assurance most, it comes to us through prayer. It comes to us by our faith and our hope. Our love for one another helps God reveal His promise of eternal care and comfort and joy to us.
God, through Christ and the Holy Spirit uses the faithful to help carry out His work among His people. It is not always easy for me to love my brother or sister, but as I seek God and learn His ways and His promise, I see how He loves me a sinner and I learn how to love.
We can more readily experience life and love with God if we learn to love one another as He loves us. This brings heaven so much closer to us. God did not create us to live as individuals. He created His people as unique individuals for the purpose of coming together in love to worship Him.
As mortals we tend to seek things and experiences as if our time is running out and we’ve got to get it all in before we die. This is a very fatalistic way of viewing and experiencing life. This is why we fear death.
By seeking God’s eternal kingdom through our living the life in Christ within the Body of Christ, life itself is connected to eternity for us and we have no deadlines or quotas. “The home of God is among mortals!”