Where is Heaven?Posted 09-14-2016
On account of the text in Matthew 5:5 - Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth, I found this beautiful explanation in Strongs Concordance.
1093 gḗ – properly, the physical earth; (figuratively) the "arena" we live in which operates in space and time which God uses to prepare us for eternity. The physical earth (1093 /gḗ) is the temporary, probationary place to live out moral preferences "through the body," i.e. as free moral agents (cf. 2 Cor 5:1-10). In this way, God makes an eternal record of everything we do on the earth. Through faith, each scene of life becomes equally, eternally significant (cf. Mt 13:31,32,17:20; cf. also Lk 16:10; Lk 17:6; 2 Pet 1:1). [The OT Hebrew term, 776 /asitía ("earth"), also refers to the physical earth as "God's arena" – "the physical theater" in which our eternal destiny freely plays out].
The "moral preferences" mentioned here, is the preference that comes to the front in agapé - from God towards us and from us towards God.
We may live out that "preference love" in the flesh in "the moral arena earth" to become eternal partaker of "the dwelling place of God" cf. John 14:2.
Our final heaven is earth restored. Hevan on Earth.