Three Scriptures use the word paradise. So to determine the way to get there, we need to identify where it is.
Luke 23:43, “Verily, I say to you today, you will be with me in Paradise.” Rotherham, one of the more accurate translations, places the comma after the word today. On that very day, Jesus was assuring the thief that he would be resurrected. Jesus and the thief could not have entered paradise that day, because Jesus did not ascend to heaven until 40 days after His resurrection.
2 Corinthians 12:4 says Paul was “caught up into paradise.” Strong’s Exhaustive concordance defines paradise as a ‘park or garden’. Paul’s vision depicted the glorious reign of Christ, both in heaven and on earth.
Revelation 2:7, “To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the middle of the paradise of God.” A symbolic description of Christ’s kingdom.
There are two aspects of the paradise of Christ’s reign: the earthly phase and the heavenly phase.
Earthly phase: Acts 3:21 promises “a restitution of all things” through Jesus Christ. As a result of Adam’s sin, mankind lost perfect human life in an Edenic condition. Jesus’s payment of the ransom for Adam guarantees an opportunity to have this restored – in “thy Kingdom