What Does God Guarantee about Heaven?

“To depart and be with Christ … is better by far.” Philippians 1:23 When I entered the room, Dad was sitting in his recliner, studying his Bible. On many evenings after dinner, he and I discussed whatever Bible questions were on my adolescent mind. Sometimes the conversation drifted toward heaven. Dad read me passages in Revelation about God’s dazzling throne, …

Does God See Everything We Do?

God Will Judge Our Deeds So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. …

What Will Heaven Be Like?

The Sounds of Heaven Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Psalm 148:1–2 When you envision heaven, what do you see? In the apostle John’s vision, he saw a rainbow-encircled throne and a “sea of glass, clear as crystal” (Revelation 4:2–3, 6). You may …

Ready for the Greatest Banquet Ever?

The Wedding Garment Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:6-7   …

What Did Jesus Say about Heaven?

A Heavenly Perspective Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. … For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20–21 One of my high-school friends fastened a small plaque to the dashboard of her car, which read: “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” The words, she said, reminded her to be God’s …

Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Heaven?

Saved Sinners Only Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 We can’t enter heaven just as we are. And I don’t mean …

Is There More Than One Heaven?

Heavenly Splendor: Seen and Unseen In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 When God “created the heavens and the earth,” what heavens did he make? Genesis 1 clarifies that the days of creation included the formation of the sky (vv. 7–8) and outer space (vv. 14–18). Scripture often refers to these realms as the heavens …

How Is Heaven Connected to Earth?

Heavenly Visitors [Jacob] dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! Genesis 28:12ESV One of the glimpses the Bible gives of heavenly activities occurs in Genesis 28:12. God appeared to Jacob when he was fleeing from …

Is Heaven a Real Place?

God’s Throne Room The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. Psalm 11:4 When you envision heaven, what image comes to mind? Do you think of a lush garden, stunning mountain vistas, or a walled crystal city? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines heaven as “the dwelling …

Heaven

Our series on heaven will explore what the Bible says about the following topics: Is heaven a real place? Moses, Aaron, and the elders caught a glimpse of God’s throne and his footstool. How is earth connected to heaven? Jacob saw angels and the Lord in a dream. Is there more than one heaven? Genesis 1:1-8. Creation of the heavens, …