Heaven

Heaven

1.  God has promised His people a special, amazing place that they will actually Live in someday.
The bible say’s in Hebrews 11:16  “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly Country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared A city for them.”

 

2.  We look forward to the day when Jesus will take us to this place called Heaven.


The Bible say’s in John 14:1-3  ” Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, Believe also in me.  In my Fathers house are many mansions; If it were not so, I would Have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for You, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may Be also.”

 

3.  Heaven is most incredible 

The Bible say’s in Isaiah 65:17,19, 21-25  “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. The former shall not be remembers and not come to mind. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people, the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice or crying. They shall build houses and inhabit them, they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall not plant and another eat, for as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people. And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall no labor in vain, no bring forth children for trouble, for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall no hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, ” says the Lord.

 

Let’s look at some of the biblical descriptions of heaven.

 

4. A picture of the heavenly city and life there. 

The bible says in revelation 21:9-22:5  “Then one of the seven angels who have the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come. I will show you the bride, the lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven, having the glory of God.

Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed measure the city. Its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square, its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured it’s wall: One hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of the wall was of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like pure glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second was sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh is chrysolite, the eighth is beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jancith, and the twelfth is amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord god almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it, its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there.) And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination, or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

And he showed me a pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of the street, and on either side of the river was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him. They shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp, nor light of the sun, for the Lord Gold gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

 

5.  Most importantly, heaven will be where God is. And we will never again      Experience the horrible curse of sin.

The Bible say’s in Revelation 21:1-4  “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.  Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I herd a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself shall be with them and be their God.  “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

 

6.  Heaven will be more incredible that we could ever imagine, even in our wildest imaginations.

The Bible say’s in 1 Corinthians 2:9  “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

 

7.  God invites us to choose Him and His ways so that we might be able to inherit His Heavenly Kingdom!

The Bible say’s in Matthew 25:34  “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”  And in Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”

 

 

 

 

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