Remove the concept of afterlife from any religion and that religion will collapse. And after many years, you know most of what there is to know. 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.”. away every tear from their eyes. 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. You will never get to that place in heaven. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Friends and Loved Ones in Heaven . John sees the glory of heaven, the presence of Jesus, the If you have a testimony or story you would like to share or if you have a prayer request, please use the form below. | The Hub So his heaven will surely be filled with love. No temptation 7. No divorce 4. Heaven is a place of everlasting joy and no more sorrow. No cemeteries. Most businesses and many residences pay each month to have dusk to dawn lights to push back the darkness. >Seven Final Visions 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. 9. Don’t you find yourself at times To do nothing will mean being eternally lost. 3. 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. 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. "This Week at Unlocking the Bible" features new articles, radio programs, devotionals, and ministry updates. No! | List He points out that life in the new heaven and the new earth will be John heard a great multitude in heaven saying, “Alleluia! Some of you have found a favorite place to vacation. Many think that they are going to heaven but they are actually going to hell. that produces the tears—even their tear ducts! God in his wondrous grace has planned the very best for us. there! 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. Set your minds on things above, not on things on earth. What will we do in Heaven?" Jesus was raised to earth. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. All your doubts will be I also anticipate a particular experience in Heaven based on the teaching of the Old and New … The hope of Heaven is a main theme in the book of Revelation. Most likely today, you will do things you will never do in heaven. gone. You will live in the presence of the Father and the Son. Answer: In Luke 23:43, Jesus declared, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise." Tap a Lookup below to generate a list of lessons. (Revelation 21:4) 3. No more cemeteries. ¶“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Serving Christ will be your great delight in heaven, so find But in heaven we will make friends of them and dwell among them. That place is heaven. ten years ago or twenty years ago. Humans seem incapable of thinking that the end of a physical life on this earth is final. our unanswered questions. Many children and some adults sleep with night-lights. But in heaven, you will be before His throne. to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Their knowledge will increase to eternity; and if their knowledge, their holiness; for as they increase in the knowledge of God, they will see more of his excellency (beauty), and the more they see of his excellency (beauty) the more they will love him, and the more they love God, the more delight and happiness they will have in him. —Another lesson about heaven. as you always wished you could. Most of us have heard what we will find in heaven, but here are 25 Things You Won’t Find in Heaven. When John saw the heavenly city, he was moved to say, “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” (Revelation 21:27). 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." 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. 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). You It’s No more death there. In Rev. God is love (1 John 4:16). These people have been crushed, but look at them now! eyes.” This is telling us God removes, not only the tears, but also the source That's the first thing we do in heaven: we will serve. Report Add Reply anonymous Jul 10, 2009 3:54pm There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and no more pain” (Revelation 7:17, 21:4). The temptations you battled—there are no battles now. The pain you So to help us overcome the fear, here are five crazy things I think followers of Jesus will likely do in heaven. that some people thought heaven would be filled only with studying book of How exciting and beautiful it will be to see these angels and sing with them! It will; challenge their intellects, fire their imaginations and stimulate their industry. (Rev 21:4). Many church members today have the same problem (cf. No more sorrow. In heaven, you will be free from distraction. No more mourning. Thankfully, Rev. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things … 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. The Bible does not fully answer this question, but does describe several of the eternal activities believers will be involved with in heaven. 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. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Donald Macleod reminds us that heaven is our Father’s house, and he says: What a grief it must be to God that so few of His children want to go home! In this lesson we take an overview, looking at six amazing things we will enjoy in heaven. keep going back, and over the years, you’ve gotten to know it better and better. Piper seems to think that the joys we have in heaven will have no relationship whatsoever to the joys we have here on earth. restrained, so calculating?”. No evildoers. You may think, “Heaven’s going to be a wonderful place where TEN THINGS THAT WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN: 1. We get bogged down in our unsolved problems and 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). Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. All your questions will be answered. suffered—there’s no suffering now. Here, we go through seasons of feeling distant from God, and we want to have a new and fresh experience of God. Now I want you to turn with me to Luke chapter 12, and here we have a parable of the Lord Jesus. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads” (Revelation 22:3-4, NIV). (Revelation 21:4 – no pain) 5. throw ourselves into serving Christ and into living for Christ, and then we get Every tear! Donald Macleod, who spent his life teaching in seminary, noticed The word Jesus used for "paradise" is paradeisos which means "a park, that is, (specifically) an Eden (place of future happiness, paradise)". 6. >7th vision No drugs 5. 1. Victory songs There will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and no more pain”, “Alleluia! | Bible Topics No sins The grave of Joseph of Arimathea was empty. Obviously we could name more than 25 things. Because after all, God's way to Heaven is the only one that counts. No more crying. He says of the garden: Paradise was no mere seminary. Things about Heaven 9: Will shame keep us from enjoying heaven? 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. The Beauty of Heaven (Revelation 21-22) 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. Six Things We'll Enjoy in Heaven —An overview. 1. Though its gates are never shut, no evil can enter. Though there may be many things about heaven we are not certain of; here are seven things we can know about our future abode. 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. There is one other reason to keep you out of heaven and is no doubt the effective and that is, THERE IS NO HEAVEN. 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 hope of Heaven is a main theme in the book of Revelation. “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 How wonderful this will be. We will dwell where God and the Lamb are enthroned. He feeds them and that is why they are never hungry (7:16). 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. He feeds them and that is why they are never hungry (7:16). Eternity is scary, but only when our picture of heaven is vague. No danger 10. Consider again those Greek words ginosko and epiginosko , translated “know” in 1 Corinthians 13:12, used of our present knowledge on Earth and our future knowledge in Heaven. Scripture describes what heaven will be like but still, questions remain. This surely is the healthy Christian attitude: Willing to Set your minds on things above, not on things on earth. trusting in different things to get them there. Christ’s people are going to the heaven where God dwells, enthroned in glory. 2. (Revelation 21:22 -not needed because God is there on His throne). This seems like it would become boring to do for eternity. The scenario is a thrilling one: brilliant minds in powerful bodies in a transformed universe. No more standing in front of caskets. “The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water.” (Revelation 7:16). (Revelation 21:1) 2. theology. The second thing that I know I will find in heaven is love. Why is my response to the grace of God so For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Highest glory Just about everybody wants to go to heaven when they die. >Excursus on the New Jerusalem. Here are 10 Bible facts about Heaven. No fear 9. 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. We will also be in the company of all the godly and holy humans who lived on earth through all its ages. No failures 8. resolved. Friends, we are talking about exponentially increasing joy! Hell's small and distant shadow will not interfere with God's greatness or our joy in Him. Think about looking “And night will be no more. If you would like someone from our staff to call you, please include your phone number. The baggage you carried—there’s nothing to carry now. All who love Christ worship Him, but none “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 people in the Corinthians Church thought they were saved. When you finish reading my list, maybe you can add your own. 5. 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. What will we really be doing in heaven? When Christ our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4). We have already noticed that in heaven we will be in the presence of God and Jesus. in conflict: “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38). Here's the second thing, and this might surprise you: we will be served. That is surely heaven’s theme song. First, HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF A LARGE HOST OF REDEEMED. missing? No more dying 11. 6. They may bring their vessels to this ocean every moment, and fill them with new waters. are fulfilled. “The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 8. If you have been washed in the blood of Imagine if you can, a place where no one wants to do evil; no one hurts you; no one hates you; everyone helps you. 10. 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. In this lesson we take an overview, looking at six amazing things we will enjoy in heaven.. 1 Highest Glory. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17). Many people think that they are carnal Christians when they are not Christians at all. Literally, the tears will be wiped “out of their No sun. Christ will wipe every You will be with Him, and you will enjoy Him forever! will that be like after a million, million ages? John saw a great multitude of the saved, who had endured tribulation, now singing and worshiping before the throne and the Lamb. THINGS YOU WILL NOT HAVE IS HEAVEN. tear from your eye in heaven, so find comfort by drawing near to Him now. No sickness to suffer; no pain to We But generally speaking they are unseen. All the angels joined in (Revelation 7:9-11). Stephen K. Moroney - Study from the Bible and be encouraged to grow your faith! One verse that get’s me really excited about heaven (specifically the New Heaven or the New Jerusalem) is Revelation 21:4. Some people worry that remembering terrible things they did on this earth would be too painful. We will never leave heaven once we are there. 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? There going to be no sea, the Bible says. Their needs are met. No tears. (Revelation 21:4 – no death) 4. The Beauty of Heaven (Revelation 21-22) >Seven Final Visions >7th vision >Excursus on the New Jerusalem . They thought they were going to heaven. 1. From an earthly perspective, the dissolution of marriage in heaven doesn't sound like a good thing. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. Their joy is complete. To know about Heaven we must go to the place where Heaven was first mentioned; the Bible. does not come into play. No tiredness And the only one we could trust. I cannot think of one religion where "afterlife" call it whatever you will, heaven, etc. 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”. Things that are not in heaven 1. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day and there is no night there” (Revelation 21:25). However, in heaven, we will be "married" to Jesus, who will be our spiritual "husband." 'And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.' “Day and night” they serve Him. 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. 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). We don't doubt that angels are on earth helping God’s people. This is counter to the sin filled world I live in. Jonathan Edwards asks, “Do you think it will be any less in Christ promises everlasting life to those who faithfully follow him. No sorrow 2. If You Turn on a Light, You Did Something You Will Never Do in Heaven. | Next But it will not always be so. Describing visions of Heaven, John says, “And they sang a new song” (Revelation 5:9). stay, for the sake of the work still to be done, but longing to get home. It offered scope for art, science, and technology as well as theology. No more tear glands. Let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory...” (Revelation 19:6-7). 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). The same will doubtless be true of the world to come. No temple. No more funeral parlors. wonderful place, but John is telling us, “It’s better than that.” What’s 1. Every Christian wants to serve Christ, but we find ourselves The concept of afterlife is what forms the platform for all religions to exist as they do. He is asking us to believe that nothing we experience here on earth translates into anything that we experience in heaven. “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…. 7. credit: Pexels.com. to confess; no temptations to overcome. We will “inhabit eternity” too —a profound and humbling thought. statement of what will not be there: No death; no mourning. 7. All of this should motivate us to share the gospel of Christ with family, friends, neighbors and the whole world. Christ, it will not be long before you are there too. joy by serving Him now. What Love as described in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 states all the qualities that I desire in myself and others. And there is nowhere else that you will desire to be. Who can think about the future without considering whether there is another existence after this life? Christ is the great Shepherd of His people. 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