Enoch and Elijah ascended to heaven in their physical bodies, and Jesus was resurrected more than flesh and ascended in a different way. In 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44, Paul explained the transformation that takes place between the body before death and the body that is raised to new life in the resurrection. “It will be the same for the resurrected body. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; he is sown in dishonor, he is risen in glory; he is sown in weakness, he is exalted in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
The book of Revelation presents a different event and belief about heaven. People will not ascend to heaven because the new holy city will descend from heaven to a new heaven and a new earth. The dwelling place of God will be with his people. The words in Revelation 21: 22-23 provide important concepts. “I have not seen a temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are his temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God shines upon it, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revelation 21: 26-27 presents the inclusive nature of heaven and its purity. “The glory and honor of the nations will be brought there. Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does that which is shameful or deceptive, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.