Are there Animals in Heaven?

And our cats and horses too.

Simple answer: Of course.  Longer answer.   Heaven is a perfect environment for God’s people.  It is some kind of treacherous lie that we are stuck playing harps.  Even at best, David played a guitar and that might be the instrument of choice.  Flying round on clouds makes a good cartoon but it hardly does justice to the nature of human beings.  When we are saved, our sin nature is over ridden by the holiness of God which is our life’s goal, but after death, all those conflicts are eliminated and people can flourish as individuals.  Do you want to take trumpet lessons? Violin?  Maybe you want to walk on the bottom of the sea?  Try to think outside the confining box of the earth.  Your imagination can run wild.

A woman on the 700 Club “died” and went to heaven; the doctors pulled her back.  While there she saw Johnny Cash and June Cash singing away….just as you would expect them to do esp. since this woman lived in Nashville, Tennessee.

In fact, a surprising number of people have been to heaven (and also hell) and back.  Their testimonies are very much alike.  You can find good (and foolish) testimonies on YouTube and on the internet.  But you know how to judge false from true – look at what the Bible says.  God’s truth does not conflict with His Word.

One popular book, Heaven is for Real, will be made into a movie.  One little 5 year old boy after being pulled back from death was asked what he saw, and he said, “PUPPIES.”  If I were God and a little boy suddenly showed up in my heaven, I would provide him with a pile of puppies.  Wouldn’t you?  A pile of cute puppies would keep a tot laughing and rolling around for hours.

Kat Kerr author of Revealing Heaven is a conference speaker, who has available tapes for sale, and you can find her books on Amazon cheaply priced.  Her eye-witness accounts are superior to my suppositions and can quickly be checked.  Sid Roth is a Jew with a parade of speakers and videos which often touches on heaven-hell testimony.  There are amazing testimonies of Muslims who have had visions of heaven, hell and Jesus.  Try a BING search to locate these, or YouTube.  (I don’t use Google because they feature their preferences which are non-Christian and pro-left wing at the top of the findings.)

In seminary I told my pastor’s wife, when I get to heaven I want to be in charge of the zoo.  She looked at me as though I was crazy.  Here is the secret about heaven.  God put us on earth to get used to some of the elements of heaven which are so much better, so much nicer, and so much more glorious.  We do not give up the great things of this our Father’s World; we simply see them untouched by sin and without limitations for them or for us.

3 responses to “Are there Animals in Heaven?

  1. Today (August 30, 2014) I heard a preacher on TV say that there are no pets in heaven – that God created new creatures for heaven. Clearly this is not so as the scriptures explain.

    Heaven is vastly different from earth but at the same time very familiar, with people we know, and perfected things from our earthly experience. God said he would make all things new. Revelation 21:5. The only time God does away with the old things is because they are sinful which is why he says we are a new creation in Christ. The world He originally created was “good” not evil so there is no reason to change that.

    Of course heaven will be glorious, and strange because we are not used to gold as pavement.

    God makes things beautiful because we love them, and we get to see whatever we love too – which includes pets, and violins, and swimming in cool rivers.

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  2. Reblogged this on God is speaking today and commented:

    Please read the important comment of today.

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  3. If your child or your friend has recently lost a pet may I suggest that you print this article, including the cartoon, and give it to them. We all want hope when we grieve.

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