What is Heaven?
Where is Heaven?
What’s it Like? Who will Go There?
Some people imagine Heaven filled with babies
Clothed in diapers playing harps,
Floating on their own clouds.
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What is is Heaven?
A brief introduction.
Where is heaven? Why is heaven? Who gets to go to heaven?
As It has been stated in the introduction to What is Hell? —Heaven is the place where God dwells.
Heaven is the place of God’s home, and his family. One day, God has promised that heaven and earth will come together and be one; even as the father and the son are one; even as God has called all his disciples to be one in him and one with each other; even as the bride and the groom are one.
One day we will all be one, even with God, and his angels, and the living creatures, and all the saints all around his throne will be one.
This is the promise to all who have prepared themselves, who have cleansed their garments, and made themselves ready for the kingdom of God.
On that day, there will be no division. There will be no strife. No more sickness. No more death. There will be no fear and no evil evil. No more jealousy, no more insecurity, no more dead religion, no more false teachers, no more human trafficking, and no more human hierarchies of men.
On that day we will all see God as he truly is. We will see that we were made for him, and for each other, and we will all give praise and glory, and honor to God in perfect unity. We will all rejoice in perfect harmony. We will all enjoy his perfect majesty and holiness, and we will be like him for we will see him as he is. We will rejoice before his majesty and his holiness. We will be glad and finally healed from all our lies, all our deceptions, all our accusations, all selfishness. All lust and greed will be eternally removed from our lives, forever and ever. Only goodness and kindness, mercy and grace, truth and love, only compassion and beauty, shall feel our hearts.
The Word of God testifies that on the day that God is going to reveal himself, the heavens are going to be rolled back like a scroll, like a curtain, they are going to be split asunder. And God is going to part the heavens and come down.
In order to avoid some confusion about where heaven is and what heaven is we need to understand that there are actually three heavens described in the Testimony of God, the Bible.
- The first heaven is the Immediate sky and air we breathe, and clouds we see with our naked eye.
- The second heaven contains the sun and the moon and the stars, the galaxies and the universe in all of its vastness, and its intricate synchronization of precision movement at precise dimensions, And all the laws that govern it, sing and bring glory, honor and majesty to The Creator Who created them.
- The third heaven which is out of sight and apparently in another dimension just beyond the sky is also called the highest heaven. This is where the home of God abides.
This third heaven, a.k.a. the highest heaven, is where we shall encounter God‘s kingdom and God‘s authority, in a sort of physical spiritual sense where God‘s throne is visible us. There we encounter God‘s Throne room, God‘s court room, God‘s Hall of judgment, And God‘s seat of judgment, and the altar of God. And the great white throne judgment of God–Will all be there. There, we will encounter all of God’s servants, and his army of angels also known as the host of heaven, there before the throne of God are the four living creatures who worship the Lord God, day and night, abiding and God‘s presence. There, we encounter the 24 elders, who they their crowns before the king,. There we encounter all the saints of men, who have overcome the evil one and have received as a reward a place, their place before the Throne of God.
It is also there that we will encounter the new Jerusalem, city of God, that has 12 gates, made of great pearls. There you will see high walls and streets of made of gold, that are translucent like glass.
In that city, there is no need for sun or moon to give its light, but the son of God is the brilliant light That illuminates the entire place.
All these images, symbols, pictures, visions and promises we Believe by faith and receive from the testimony of God.
Now we see through our mirror darkly, but then we shall see face to face. Now we understand like a caterpillar, but then we shall understand like a butterfly transformed into it entire new reality.
And it is the God of heaven who put these testimonies here on earth, these marvels of his creation, to give us insight into his heavenly kingdom, to give us physical visual pictures of his glory and his mind of his majesty and his plan of salvation, so that we can build a bridge between our world and his. By faith we live and move and have our being.
This concludes the introduction to what is heaven?