When Do We Go to Heaven After We Die?
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All of us have wondered what will happen to us after we die. If you look at the Bible, some verses sound like we will go to heaven immediately after death and others sound like we will rest in our graves and not be resurrected until the Rapture.
I finished reading the book "90 Minutes in Heaven" recently where a Christian man died for 90 minutes after a terrible car crash. Neither a pulse or any respiration could be found by anyone. But after a minister prayed for him he opened his eyes and spoke a few words.
This man claims to have immediately found himself in heaven where he was met by his grandfather who had passed away, a friend who died at a young age, and others he knew. He said that angels were singing and you could see a bright light where God was, but he never got to see God himself. He believed that he had this experience so that he could help others.
The book was encouraging to me and then I heard news I didn't really want to know. My daughter is going to medical school and she mentioned that the brain is often still functioning after the body has already died. It continues for up to 2 hours.
Others that have died and came back say you go through a tunnel after you die. Medically speaking that is the sensation you get when you don't get enough oxygen. So is it true?
A co-worker almost died of pneumonia and she said she was above the room looking down at her body. She hadn't really died, but many say this is what happens at death.
Now what really does happen to us? This is a big question I have. I have accepted Jesus as my Savior and I have no doubt that I will go to heaven after I die. Will it be immediately after I die or does our spirit and soul rest in the grave with our bodies or do they go to heaven right away and our bodies are resurrected later?
What do you believe? I still believe we immediately go to heaven, but I could be wrong. Many Bible verses point to us going immediately. Many others make you think the resurrection is when our bodies go up at the Rapture. Do our spirits go to heaven first and then our bodies resurrect at the Rapture?
Of interest is that the same question is asked on the Billy Graham site. He believes that when a Christian dies he immediately goes to heaven. At a later time we will be given bodies like Jesus'. “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23).