Bible Based. Strengthen your walk with Christ with these life-changing devotionals from your friends at Amazing Facts. When Christ ascended into heaven did He take the Old Testament saints with Him or were they already there? Although Moses’ physical life was taken from him for his act of disobedience and unbelief, that does not mean that Moses was not a believer. You read the book of Jude. The world-renowned Amazing Facts Bible school will help you know God’s Word better than ever. The Bible says many of those who slept rose and appeared to others in the city and they ascended to Heaven with Jesus but that was not a universal resurrection. You've got the example where Enoch walked with God - and he doesn't appear in the New Testament anywhere but we know that he didn't die God took him. This page is also available in: हिन्दी (Hindi)The book of remembrance is mentioned specifically in Malachi: “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave… This page is also available in: हिन्दी (Hindi)Jesus addressed the question of whether people will get married in heaven when the Sadducees, who didn’t believe in the resurrection, asked Him,&mldr. I believe this because of his appearance with Elijah and Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration. Witness to friends and family with these powerhouse resources on a wide variety of biblical topics. The Scriptures tell us about the burial of Moses in Deut. These deals on incredible witnessing and Bible resources don’t last long! Did Moses and Elijah go directly to heaven when they died? Comments containing URLs outside the family of Amazing Facts websites will not be approved. Matthew 17:2-4 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. We strive to approve comments the day they are made, but please allow at least 24 hours for your comment to appear. Fast access to all of Amazing Facts’ English and foreign-language Bible-based websites. 34:5, 6, where it is recorded that the Lord buried His faithful … Glad you called. The story recorded in 2 Kings 2 tells us unmistakably that Elijah was taken to heaven without first dying. Incidentally that's Jude chapter 1 verse 9. Do people go to heaven immediately after they die? (4) Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, … will be automatically deleted and the invitation to participate revoked. (Note: If Elijah, Enoch, and Moses are in the third heaven where the throne of The Most High is, then what The Messiah said is untruthful) What About Enoch? Sign up for your daily dose of spiritual insight and encouragement from Amazing Facts. Moses and Elijah each fit one of these two categories. Genesis 5:22-24 (King James Version) Moses received a special resurrection. Discover all the informative and inspiring books from the speaker and president of Amazing Facts. He never did die. At some point, Moses must have been resurrected and taken to heaven. Well thanks a lot Doug. These two, one raised from the dead and the other translated without seeing death, appeared with Jesus, as a type of the new glorious kingdom in which the ransomed of all ages will be with Him in glory “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. Moses was the great deliverer, lawgiver, and founder of the Hebrew nation, and Elijah the one who saved it in a time of great apostasy and crisis. — Job 14:13- 15. Did Moses and Elijah go directly to heaven when they died? If you go to the book of Jude, it tells us that Michael the Archangel resurrected Moses. Caller: Okay. Real Answers. Access to our entire media library in one easy-to-use and easy-to-search location. He never did die. Heart-touching stories of lives impacted by the ministry. Featuring courses and local seminars on how to be a better witness in your community. Pastor Doug: Good question. The fact that Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ at this time is therefore not to be taken to prove that all the righteous dead are in heaven. Elijah never saw death. The Scriptures tell us about the burial of Moses in Deut. Access dozens of Amazing Facts topical Scripture books from Pastor Doug and others. Question: "Where did Old Testament believers/saints go when they died?" Exodus 32:7-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go [ a]down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. Understand Bible prophecy and more at these local events in your area. It would be strange to have Elijah who was taken up to heaven with Moses who was still dead appearing together with Christ. He received an angelic escort. From the fact that Moses appeared with Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration, it may be concluded that the Lord triumphed in the contest with the devil and raised him from his grave, making him the first known subject of Christ’s resurrecting power. Moses is in heaven and appeared to Jesus at the transfiguration. Please explain what the second death is spoken of in the book of Revelation. At some point, Moses must have been resurrected and taken to heaven. Get our latest answers straight to your inbox when you subscribe here. Place Of Waiting? Pastor Doug: Well that's a good question. (see upcoming show time)YesNo. ( John 3: 13) He thus showed that good people who died before him, such as Abraham, Moses, Job, and David, did not go to heaven. English, Arabic (العربية), French (Français), Hindi (हिन्दी). Question: “Since Christ had not been crucified in Old Testament times, where did Old Testament saints go when they died?” Bible Answers. 34:5, 6, where it is recorded that the Lord buried His faithful servant and that his grave was not known to men. Join Pastor Doug’s church for special music, inspiring sermons, and empowering church training. Did Satan tempt Christ to commit suicide? He received an angelic escort. So, Moses was allowed to SEE the promised land, but he was not permitted to ENTER it. Please do not comment in languages other than English. When you post, you agree to the terms and conditions of our comments policy. Spread the Word using these free digital resources from the ministry, including plug-ins, banners, and more. Get yours before supplies run out. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Moses and Elijah were not the first to be taken to heaven, nor the last. The Old Testament taught life after death and that everyone who departed from this life went to a place of conscious existence. In every time and season, there is an opportunity to share hope in Christ. The great judgment day has not occurred yet. Worship with Pastor Doug’s church each week, featuring beautiful music and life-changing Bible study. There is evidence in Jude that Moses was resurrected. There was a special resurrection when Jesus died on the Cross. 4:16, 17). Comments that include name-calling, profanity, harassment, ridicule, etc. Elijah was translated to heaven alive in a chariot of fire without seeing death (2 Kings 2:11, 12) while Moses received a special resurrection by Christ.