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Friday, June 2, 2017

Sleep - In Heaven Will We

Bible questions Answered:
“ our study someone asked will there be sleep in heaven?...”
Arnold/ West Haven – Sylvan, Oregon U.S.A.

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

The God who called for the Sabbath, also called for the sun to go down that there would be a lesser light for night, for rest at the end of the day.

Leviticus 23:3
Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

Genesis 1:16 KJV
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also.

Will we sleep in heaven? No one knows for sure.
But we do know the habits of eating and sleeping, etc. are not in themselves, sinful.

Jesus said...

Luke 14:15 KJV
And when one of them that sat at meat with Him heard these things, He said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

After His resurrection, in His glorified body, ...

Luke 24:40-45 KJV
40 And when He had thus spoken, He shewed them His hands and His feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And He took it, and did eat before them.

God is the God of rest:

Deuteronomy 12:10
But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;

Psalm 95:11 KJV
Unto whom I swore in My wrath that they should not enter into My rest.

Job 3:17 KJV
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Matthew 11:28,29 KJV
28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Hebrews 4:9-11 NLT
9 So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God.
10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world.
11 So let us do our best to enter that rest..."

Revelation 14:13 KJV
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in The Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith The Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

One day we will have a body, that doesn't grow weary or tired. Will this body need to have food,
apparently not, and yet Jesus ate with His men after His resurrection. If eating is an earthly custom, that can be continued in the glorified body, why not rest, a gift of God.

II Corinthians 15:35-58 NLT (The Resurrection Body)
35 But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?”
36 What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first.
37 And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting.
38 Then God gives it the new body He wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.
39 Similarly there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.
40 There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies.
41 The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.
42 It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.
43 Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength.
44 They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.
45 The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But
The Last Adam—that is, Christ—is A Life-Giving Spirit.
46 What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later.
47 Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, The Second Man, came from heaven.
48 Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.
49 Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.
50 What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.
51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!
52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.
57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for
The Lord, for you know that nothing you do for The Lord is ever useless.

weariness from bodily or mental exertion.

Think of spending a day in heaven, with all it sights and wonders, all overwhelming. Would a time of rest be in order, for the mind, if not needed for the body?

Matthew 11:28 KJV
“...I will give you rest.”

Isaiah 57:21 KJV
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

One thing we do know for sure...

Psalm 121:2,3 NLT
2 My help comes from The Lord, who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble; The One who watches over you will not slumber.


John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.