Living In Heaven, Reigning On Earth?

Q. I have further questions on your article of June 25th.  In it you say we will live in heaven with Christ, and yes I understand our home  (or mansion)  will be made there.  How does Revelation 20:4-6 fit into this?  If we are reigning with Christ for that 1000 years it must be on earth.  God reigns in heaven forever and there is no other need to reign there.

A. You’re making an assumption that sounds logical but isn’t necessarily so.  Who says we have to live on Earth?  John 14:2-3 clearly says that Jesus went to Heaven to prepare a place for us there, and that’s where He’s going to take us in the Rapture. Rev. 20:4-6 says that those from the first resurrection will reign with Christ, but it says nothing about where we’ll live.

We find out from Rev. 21 that the home He built for us and will take us to is the New Jerusalem which is seen coming down out of heaven.  But  it never says that it lands on Earth.  In fact a comparison of its dimensions shows that it’s too big to fit in Israel or any other place on Earth.  Personally, I believe the New Jerusalem, which is 1/6th the size of Earth, will orbit Earth in close proximity like a satellite would. From there we’ll reign with Christ.

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