Thoughts and Truth about Heaven…

2 Corinthians 3:17Everything that sin has snatched from us, heaven will restore to us.

1) Heaven is beauty beyond explanation. The Bible teaches us that heaven is going to be light and beauty beyond anything man can comprehend (1 Cor. 2:9). Just as the mole boring in the depths of the earth, living its entire life from birth through death beneath the surface of this planet, cannot comprehend or visualize the beauty on the surface, so we who were born beneath heaven are equally incapable of imagining what heaven is like.

2) In heaven, we will receive a higher level of understanding. In his beautiful eulogy on faith, Paul declared, “For now we see as through a glass, dimly, but then, face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I also am known” (1 Cor. 13:12). Heaven will offer many answers to Earth’s puzzles.

3) Heaven is a place of service. Revelation 7:15 says, “There
fore, they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple.” There will be time for praising and worshipping God, but there will be time for service too, because service is another form of worship.

4) Heaven is a place of endless joy. This is consistent with Revelation 21:4 and with Christ’s impartation of joy to His disciples (John 15:11).

5) Heaven is a place of safety and security. There is no permanence on Earth. But when we get to heaven, everything will be perpetual, and we can enjoy it to the fullest because we know that no one is going to snatch it away from us.

6) Heaven is a place of fellowship with others. Heaven is going to be a place of social joys (Heb. 12:22-23). We were created to be sociable creatures. Sometimes relationships can be complicated. But in heaven, interpersonal complications, misunderstandings and the like will cease to exist as we enter into harmonious relationships with others.

7) Heaven is where we will fellowship with Christ forever. The Word tells us that heaven is going to be a place of fellowship with Christ (1 Pet. 1:6-9). Fellowship with God is why we were created in the first place.

– Judson Cornwall


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