Six Things We'll Enjoy in Heaven —An overview. 10. 29 If you are not currently a follower of Jesus Christ, you cannot understand what this will be like, and it will probably not have any appeal for you. The scenario is a thrilling one: brilliant minds in powerful bodies in a transformed universe. Imagine if you can, a place where no one wants to do evil; no one hurts you; no one hates you; everyone helps you. Who can think about the future without considering whether there is another existence after this life? Describing visions of Heaven, John says, “And they sang a new song” (Revelation 5:9). | List 1. Very simply the Bible gives us humans two choices: “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). eyes.” This is telling us God removes, not only the tears, but also the source When Christ our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”, “the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy”, “And night will be no more. Jesus was raised to earth. In this lesson we take an overview, looking at six amazing things we will enjoy in heaven.. 1 Highest Glory. How wonderful this will be. stay, for the sake of the work still to be done, but longing to get home. I’m going to discover all kinds of marvelous things.” Yes, it will be a suffered—there’s no suffering now. (Rev 21:4). Most likely today, you will do things you will never do in heaven. TEN THINGS THAT WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN: 1. Are we just going to float around in the clouds and play harps all day? “And night will be no more. No more funeral parlors. Christ is the great Shepherd of His people. Jesus was raised to earth, not to heaven. Stephen K. Moroney - Study from the Bible and be encouraged to grow your faith! Question: "What will we be doing in Heaven? (Revelation 21:4 – no pain) 5. And the only one we could trust. The Bible does not fully answer this question, but does describe several of the eternal activities believers will be involved with in heaven. No hospitals. The singing was about the victory of the Lamb who was slain and his “power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing” (Revelation 5:11, 7:12). No sickness 3. And He leads them—Christ does this for us on earth, and He will do this for us in heaven, “the Lamb will… guide them to springs of living water!” The great joy of heaven is that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself will lead you into ever-increasing delight. Set your minds on things above, not on things on earth. Obviously we could name more than 25 things. That is surely heaven’s theme song. All of this should motivate us to share the gospel of Christ with family, friends, neighbors and the whole world. God in his wondrous grace has planned the very best for us. Though there may be many things about heaven we are not certain of; here are seven things we can know about our future abode. Donald Macleod, who spent his life teaching in seminary, noticed Some people worry that remembering terrible things they did on this earth would be too painful. John saw a great multitude of the saved, who had endured tribulation, now singing and worshiping before the throne and the Lamb. He is asking us to believe that nothing we experience here on earth translates into anything that we experience in heaven. One of the other wonderful things about Heaven is that all our friends and all our loved ones who have passed on before — if they died having received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior — are also going to be in Heaven. Christ, it will not be long before you are there too. It’s These people have been crushed, but look at them now! The New Heaven and New Earth will contain elements of the earth we now know: art, worship in music, song, and dance, perhaps building, decorating, designing, and instruction. Heaven is a place of everlasting joy and no more sorrow. “Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:11). Many children and some adults sleep with night-lights. Not only the Creator but the creation, too will be an object of wonder to the redeemed. Every Christian wants to serve Christ, but we find ourselves It offered scope for art, science, and technology as well as theology. Many people believe that the only thing believers will do in heaven is sing songs of worship to God. 8 Things That Won’t Get You To Heaven. ¶“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2. No sea. But in heaven we will make friends of them and dwell among them. After his resurrection, Jesus’s body was clearly transformed, but it was still the very same physical body that was laid in the tomb. No crosses to carry; no fears to face. “Outside are dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practises a lie” (Revelation 22:15). to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. that some people thought heaven would be filled only with studying book of Half of the time in this world is spent in darkness. He points out that life in the new heaven and the new earth will be Every tear! We will dwell where God and the Lamb are enthroned. He recalls Paul’s longing to depart and be with Christ, which the apostle says is “better by far.” But at the same time, Paul says, “I’ve got to be ready to stay and continue serving the church.”. Report Add Reply anonymous Jul 10, 2009 3:54pm In that article Jack writes: “There is only one way for you to see heaven and Jesus Christ is the one and only access to it.” (John 6:44, Acts 4:12, 16:30-31) You can read that article here: Heaven. Many church members today have the same problem (cf. This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 4. Things about Heaven 9: Will shame keep us from enjoying heaven? Eternal life One verse that get’s me really excited about heaven (specifically the New Heaven or the New Jerusalem) is Revelation 21:4. Look at what lies ahead of you, and it will help you to face whatever you are facing today. Granted, the definition of what “heaven” is varies from person to person, but here I’m talking about the Biblical heaven: a place of eternal, immensely fulfilling life in the presence of Jesus and all those who have had their sins forgiven by God. No fear 9. We will never leave heaven once we are there. Here's the second thing, and this might surprise you: we will be served. (Revelation 21:23- God is the light.) The pain you The hope of Heaven is a main theme in the book of Revelation. No more sorrow. credit: Pexels.com. Four Things We Won’t Need in Heaven (But Ought to Pursue Here on Earth) J. Warner November 16, 2018 Heaven, Writings 1 Comment 11,332 Views. Why is my response to the grace of God so >Seven Final Visions “They are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple.” (Revelation 7:15), Every Christian serves Christ, but none of us serves the there! In order for heaven to be a happy place, it must exclude all who do evil and have not repented. In heaven, you will be free from distraction. No failures 8. He feeds them and that is why they are never hungry (7:16). There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and no more pain”, “Alleluia! | Bible Topics Tap a Lookup below to generate a list of lessons. Humans seem incapable of thinking that the end of a physical life on this earth is final. Piper seems to think that the joys we have in heaven will have no relationship whatsoever to the joys we have here on earth. The second thing that I know I will find in heaven is love. Most of us have heard what we will find in heaven, but here are 25 Things You Won’t Find in Heaven. "This Week at Unlocking the Bible" features new articles, radio programs, devotionals, and ministry updates. He says of the garden: Paradise was no mere seminary. There going to be no sea, the Bible says. “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day and there is no night there” (Revelation 21:25). Matthew 7:21-23). Here are 10 Bible facts about Heaven. Christ promises everlasting life to those who faithfully follow him. The concept of afterlife is what forms the platform for all religions to exist as they do. are fulfilled. Let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory...” (Revelation 19:6-7). Christ is the great Shepherd of His people. >Excursus on the New Jerusalem. From an earthly perspective, the dissolution of marriage in heaven doesn't sound like a good thing. (Revelation 21:4 – no death) 4. 7. The Bible mentions angels several times, but it does not tell us much about them. There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and no more pain” (Revelation 7:17, 21:4). The Beauty of Heaven (Revelation 21-22) >Seven Final Visions >7th vision >Excursus on the New Jerusalem . New Living Translation And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. The word Jesus used for "paradise" is paradeisos which means "a park, that is, (specifically) an Eden (place of future happiness, paradise)". will that be like after a million, million ages? I also anticipate a particular experience in Heaven based on the teaching of the Old and New … They thought they were going to heaven. 'And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.' Love as described in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 states all the qualities that I desire in myself and others. memory so that you continue to derive happiness from them—things that happened We endure. 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 5. What will we really be doing in heaven? No more crying. Here we are, in enemy territory, amid the sufferings of the present time, beset by sin and seeing our Father’s name dishonored all around us and yet we want to stay! The grave of Joseph of Arimathea was empty. Because heaven is a real place, we sometimes think it must be outside our present universe - which would mean that it is billions and billions of light years away. No cemeteries. God is called “the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy” (Isaiah 57:15). The reality is, however, that a choice must be made. If you have a testimony or story you would like to share or if you have a prayer request, please use the form below. God will be our source of joy. Angelic company That place is heaven. If you would like someone from our staff to call you, please include your phone number. We will never sell or misuse your information. All your questions will be answered. 6. You Scripture describes what heaven will be like but still, questions remain. Hell's small and distant shadow will not interfere with God's greatness or our joy in Him. I cannot think of one religion where "afterlife" call it whatever you will, heaven, etc. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5, ESV). This seems like it would become boring to do for eternity. But generally speaking they are unseen. You may think, “Heaven’s going to be a wonderful place where I’m going to discover all kinds of marvelous things.” Yes, it will be a wonderful place, but John is telling us, “It’s better than that.” What’s missing? www.simplybible.com Copyright © Ron Graham 2014, “The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. wonderful place, but John is telling us, “It’s better than that.” What’s No more standing in front of caskets. 9. You will live in the presence of the Father and the Son. Graham answered some of our most common questions about heaven … They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads”, ¶“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. joy by serving Him now. Let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory...”, “As for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, the murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”, “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”, “Outside are dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practises a lie”, “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day and there is no night there”. 3. In Rev. They may bring their vessels to this ocean every moment, and fill them with new waters. theology. No sun. 7. —Another lesson about heaven. No sorrow 2. God wants us to let go of shame after we repent from and … Thomas Boston says: The divine perfections will be an unbounded field, in which the glorified shall walk eternally, seeing more and more of God; since they can never come to the end of the infinite. Many people in the Corinthians Church thought they were saved. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. water in heaven, so find life by following Christ now. Home Victory songs It is the destiny of the saved “of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues” to be “before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple...” singing his praises (Revelation 7:9,15). We get bogged down in our unsolved problems and No more tear glands. This surely is the healthy Christian attitude: Willing to throw ourselves into serving Christ and into living for Christ, and then we get statement of what will not be there: No death; no mourning. No sickness to suffer; no pain to No temptation 7. However, it's very clear that the early Christians understood that they would pass immediately from this life into the presence of Christ in heaven. No more death there. 1. But better still, we will live among the angels! “This Week at Unlocking the Bible” features new articles, radio programs, devotionals, and ministry updates, Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical…. To do nothing will mean being eternally lost. No drugs 5. What will we do in Heaven?" You may think, “Heaven’s going to be a wonderful place where as you always wished you could. And after many years, you know most of what there is to know. When Christ our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4). Heaven will be an infinite world of new discoveries, and Jesus Christ will unfold them to you. 1. It will; challenge their intellects, fire their imaginations and stimulate their industry. (Revelation 21:4) 3. Following Christ will lead you to springs of living 1. There is one other reason to keep you out of heaven and is no doubt the effective and that is, THERE IS NO HEAVEN. away every tear from their eyes. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17). Just about everybody wants to go to heaven when they die. restrained, so calculating?”. What are we going to do in Heaven once we get there? We will dwell in the highest heaven and in the greatest glory. Many people think that they are carnal Christians when they are not Christians at all. We will “inhabit eternity” too —a profound and humbling thought. However, in heaven, we will be "married" to Jesus, who will be our spiritual "husband." First, HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF A LARGE HOST OF REDEEMED. (Revelation 21:22 -not needed because God is there on His throne). Because after all, God's way to Heaven is the only one that counts. Luke 13, 29, "And they shall come from the East and from the West, and from the North and from the South, and sit down in the kingdom of God." Many think that they are going to heaven but they are actually going to hell. Friends, we are talking about exponentially increasing joy! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! No more sorrow. that produces the tears—even their tear ducts! And God will wipe If You Turn on a Light, You Did Something You Will Never Do in Heaven. heaven?”. No sins gone. This is counter to the sin filled world I live in. The same will doubtless be true of the world to come. to confess; no temptations to overcome. keep going back, and over the years, you’ve gotten to know it better and better. You will never get to that place in heaven. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! In Heaven we’ll continually learn new things about God, going ever deeper in our understanding. Remove the concept of afterlife from any religion and that religion will collapse. trusting in different things to get them there. We should not confuse the resurrection and the ascension. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. | Next If you have been washed in the blood of Thankfully, Rev. Answer: In Luke 23:43, Jesus declared, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise." No more mourning. The hope of Heaven is a main theme in the book of Revelation. | The Hub There’s no restaurant you haven’t eaten at, no shop you haven’t bought something at, and no hotel you haven’t stayed in. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. To know about Heaven we must go to the place where Heaven was first mentioned; the Bible. In this lesson we take an overview, looking at six amazing things we will enjoy in heaven. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. No pain 6. The baggage you carried—there’s nothing to carry now. They know the Bible says that those who believe Jesus is the Son of God who died for their sins will receive eternal life, but they still feel ashamed. Here, we go through seasons of feeling distant from God, and we want to have a new and fresh experience of God. No danger 10. Many times students in our church have shared with me that they don’t like thinking about heaven because when they think about eternity it scares them. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads” (Revelation 22:3-4, NIV). 3 Things You Won't Find in Heaven,Dr. And indeed John was told, “As for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, the murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8). No tears. does not come into play. When you finish reading my list, maybe you can add your own. How exciting and beautiful it will be to see these angels and sing with them! The heaven where Christ will take us is not some lower place between earth and the highest heaven. “Day and night” they serve Him. The temptations you battled—there are no battles now. John sees the glory of heaven, the presence of Jesus, the All who love Christ worship Him, but none Most businesses and many residences pay each month to have dusk to dawn lights to push back the darkness. No divorce 4. All your doubts will be Literally, the tears will be wiped “out of their Things that are not in heaven 1. of us worships as we would like to worship. All the angels joined in (Revelation 7:9-11). tired or we become discouraged. And there is nowhere else that you will desire to be. End of sorrows How can that be possible if heaven is beyond the farthest galaxy? In the last two chapters of the book of Revelation, a vision of Heaven is presented symbolically as a jewelled city where there is no night. Its ages all of this should motivate us to share the gospel of Christ with family,,... 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