Main Reference: Rv 21, 6
Within the universe, there are the sun, moon, stars, and the earth. Where then is heaven and hell?
We live upon the earth, which God left long ago. Jesus came 2,000 years ago and said, “There is no one righteous, not even one.” (Rom 3:10) This is true. Because mankind inherited the genes of Adam, who sinned in the beginning, they have become slaves to sin and thus slaves to the serpent.
“And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home – these he kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 1:6), “for if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in to gloomy dungeons to be held for judgement” (2 Pt 2:4). According to Revelation 9: 14-16, the number of the angels who were bound at the great river Euphrates was two hundred million.
Jesus, who died and came to life again, holds the keys of hell and Hades. In Revelation 21:7-8, it says that the one who overcomes will become God’s son, and the unbelieving and liars will be thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Whoever has been born with the gene of Adam (who sinned) is also a sinner, and whoever has not been born again will be thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Those who are born again will become a child of God, the Holy One. Can anyone boast about themselves in front of God and the Scriptures?
I have neither been evangelized nor have I been taught the Bible, but I have gone up to heaven and witnessed the things that have been shown to me. I have received the revelation and have witnessed the realities. I have mastered the book of Revelation. The prophets of the Old Testament and Jesus were able to carry out God’s work, not because they were taught by anyone but because they received and understood the revelation (Ez 3).
Where is heaven and hell? How many heavens are there? Do you know? There is the heaven of the former heavens which passes away, the heaven on earth where God’s will is done as it is in the heavens, the kingdom of heaven that comes down out of the heavens, and the heaven in which the heaven in the spiritual realm and the heaven in the physical realm unite as one (Rv 3:12).
Where is hell, the lake of burning sulfur? Is the hell the Abyss (Rv 9:1, 17:8, 20:3)? There are many things in this universe that cannot be measured by man. Therefore, it cannot be said.
God and heaven will come down, not to the traditional religious bodies (the world of the former heavens), but to the new heaven and new earth—in other words, Shincheonji (Rv 21). The former heavens (Spiritual Israel) is the first heaven and earth in Revelation 6, which are the churches based on tradition that pass away. After this, the new heaven and new earth, the new kingdom and new people of the new era, are created. This is the promised kingdom and people. They are the new people who have been harvested, sealed, and whose sins (according to the New Testament) have been washed by the blood of Jesus.
Let us take a look at the beginning and the end. Approximately 2,600 years ago, God promised the new work, the sowing of two seeds and the new covenant through Jeremiah (beginning). Six hundred years later, Jesus came and sowed the seed (Mt 13), and established a new covenant, promising to come back to harvest, seal (Rv 7) and establish the new kingdom and people(Lk 22:14-20). Today, the traditional churches have come to an end as the new kingdom and people (those who have been harvested and sealed according to the New Testament) have been established. The prophecy spoken through Jeremiah is the beginning and the fulfillment of Revelation is the end.
Those who do not believe will be like those who are written in Revelation 21:8, and those who believe will be like those who are written in Revelation 21:7. Heaven is not a place that one goes to, but heaven is a place that comes—to the new kingdom and people, just as it is written in Revelation 3:12 and 3:21. Therefore, for a believer whose hope is in heaven, to go to heaven is to go where heaven comes. Only when one believes will they become a citizen of heaven.