For the state of which we are citizens is in the heavens and from there we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust corrode and where thieves break in and steal.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrodes and where thieves do not break in nor steal.
He said this and then, while they were looking on, he was taken up and a cloud lifted him from their sight.
The Lord will rescue me from every wicked attack and will keep me safe for his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for the ages of the ages! Amen.
For we brought nothing into the world and we cannot carry anything out.
If we have food and clothing we will be content with these.
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Have your minds on the things above and not on the things on the earth.
In my Father's house are many abiding places. If it were not so I would have told you.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with God's trumpet-call, and first the dead in Christ will rise.
Then we, the living, who are left, will be caught up along with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall forever be with the Lord.
Beloved, we are now children of God and it is not yet plain what we shall be. But we know that if he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
And every one who has this hope set upon Christ purifies himself just as Christ is pure.
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your property and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and then come, follow me."
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the arch-angels, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly heights.
He led them out as far as Bethany and lifted up his hands and blessed them.
While he was blessing them he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.