2.16.15 Well last night we took a look @ what hell would be like and tonight we will look @ what Heaven will be like.
Although the Bible discusses heaven, it is not possible to understand the full nature of heaven from a human perspective. Since heaven is where God lives, it must contain more physical and temporal dimensions than those found in this physical universe that God created. We cannot imagine, nor can we experience in our current bodies, what these extra dimensions might be like. Even so, we are given enough information in the Bible to understand many of the things that will be different in heaven compared to our lives today.
The new creation will be a place of awesome beauty and is described in terms of precious jewels and metals. Although the description may not represent literal earthly jewels, it is intended to represent the amazing beauty of its appearance, as John, the apostle, saw it. For a preview of the description, see Revelation, chapter 21.
Mortal vs. Heavenly Bodies
Mortal Body Resurrection Body
"You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures, or the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven." (Matthew 22:29-30)
How do we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ? We do this through belief in Him:
Repent of your sin and selfishness. Repentance is agreeing with God that you have been wrong and being willing to turn from that old life to a new life in Christ.
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord (God and Master) and Savior (who takes away your sin).
Receive the Holy Spirit as the promise of what God will do in your life.
Thank God for His grace and the free gift that He has given you.
Once you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you should walk with Him every day. Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments" (John 14:15). Talk to Him every day in prayer and do what He says. Find a good Christian fellowship (church) and read from your Bible every day. These things are not required to keep your salvation, but they will help you to grow in your faith and obedience and to experience more joy in your walk with Christ. When we come before God's throne in the new creation, it will be good to hear the words...
...Well done, good and faithful servant... enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Most of us have heard that heaven is a place where the streets are paved with gold, the gates are made of pearl, and the walls made of precious jewels. Those images come from Revelation 21, which offers us the most extended picture of heaven in the entire Bible. Heaven won't be anything like we imagine. It will be much greater.
When John writes about a street paved with gold, I do not doubt his words. He simply reports what he saw in his vision. Thus his words are literally true. They are also meant to tell us that the things we value so highly in this life will be used to pave the roads in heaven.
“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Grace is the gift that keeps on giving, because one of the benefits of grace is eternal life. Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord”
It’s going to be a wonderful place! And it is God’s gift to you.
There’s one catch: You have to accept it. If you get a gift and you don’t unwrap it, it’s a worthless gift. You need to realize that Jesus Christ makes this grace gift available to everybody, but it is also customized specifically for your life, because God knows exactly what you need.
You’re never going to get a better deal than the grace God offers to you today. Open your life to the grace of God through Jesus Christ. It’s your only hope!
The word “heaven” is found 276 times in the New Testament alone.
There will be no more tears, no more pain, and no more sorrow (Revelation 21:4). There will be no more separation, because death will be conquered (Revelation 20:6). The best thing about heaven is the presence of our Lord and Savior (1 John 3:2). We will be face to face with the Lamb of God who loved us and sacrificed Himself so that we can enjoy His presence in heaven for eternity.
Okay so there you have it, which will you choose? Heaven or Hell...
Lord I'm glad You came into my heart and saved me so many years ago. I thank You for Your Grace that You give me. Lord I thank You for allowing me to spend this time with You tonight. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know that I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.