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Since I’m now 80 years old I’m becoming more and more interested in life after death. Where is heaven, and what will I do there for eternity? More importantly – why will I be doing it? Does the Bible give us the answers to these questions?
Since many of the words of the Bible were written with hidden meanings, I’m particularly struck by the parables spoken by Jesus Christ. One parable in particular that got my attention was about the mustard seed since in my opinion it indirectly answers the questions I’m asking. When speaking about the Kingdom of Heaven Christ said:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” (Matthew 13:31–32 kjv)
In summary, here is my interpretation. The man sowing a mustard seed must be God. The mustard seed must be planet Earth, and the field must be the universe. Since the mustard seed is so tiny it must represent our insignificantly small (compared to the universe) planet Earth. When the mustard seed (Earth) is planted, it germinates (develops a human population and technologies) and then grows into a tree of significant size. As I see it, the branches of the mustard tree represent places where our immortal souls will go to inhabit the universe. The mustard seed “branches” are therefore places where “birds of the air” (immortal souls) will “lodge” (live) with or without God. How about these places being Kingdoms of Heaven and earthlike planets?
Stay tuned, and I’ll explain why this might be true, and what it might mean in more detail.