Do Animals Go to Heaven? What is God’s Plan for Animals?

Proverbs 12:10 (NASB) A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

I. THE PURPOSES OF GOD’S ORIGINAL CREATION

Genesis 1:25 (NASB) God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Psalms 104:31 (NASB) Let the glory of the Lord endure forever; Let the Lord be glad in His works;

Revelation 4:11 (NASB) “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

Psalms 148:1-13 (NASB) 1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!
4 Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and winged fowl;
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.

a. They contained the breath of life

Genesis 2:7 (NASB) Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Job 10:8-9 ‘Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me? (9) ‘Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?

Job 32:8 “But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

Genesis 1:30 (NASB) and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.

Genesis 6:17 (NASB) “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.

Genesis 7:15 (NASB) So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.

Genesis 7:22 (NASB) of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.

Isaiah 43:7 (NASB) Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

Genesis 1:24 (NASB) Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.

Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 1:24 (NASB) Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.

b. God cares about animals

Matthew 10:29-30 (NASB) 29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

Matthew 10:30 (NASB) 30 “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

Jonah 4:11 (NASB) “Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?”

Psalms 104:14 (NASB) He causes the grass to grow for the cattle

Psalms 104:21 (NASB) The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Psalms 104:27 (NASB) They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.

c. Mankind was made in His image

Genesis 1:26-30 (NASB) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.

Genesis 2:15 (NASB) Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

Genesis 2:8-9 (NASB) 8 The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. 9 Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:17 (NASB) but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NASB) “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

Joshua 24:15 (NASB) “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

d. Only mankind can gain salvation

Matthew 1:21 (NASB) “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

John 3:16 (NASB) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

II. THE FEATURES OF CHRIST’S KINGDOM

Luke 11:2 (NASB) 2 And He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.

Isaiah 11:6-9 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. 7 Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den. 9 They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 35:9 No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there,

Isaiah 65:25 “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the Lord.

III. THE PROMISES OF GOD’S ETERNAL KINGDOM

John 14:2 (NASB) “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

Revelation 19:11 (NASB) And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

Revelation 19:14 (NASB) And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.

Romans 8:20-21 (NASB) 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Romans 8:22-23 (NASB) 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.

Isaiah 65:17 (NASB) “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.

1 Corinthians 2:9 (NASB) but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard , And which have not entered the heart of man , All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Psalms 84:11 (NASB) For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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