Part 1 of this series can be found here.
Part 2 of this series can be found here.
The dictionary defines Heaven as the perfect dwelling place after death.
The Bible defines Heaven as the place of everlasting bliss.
The inhabitants of Heaven are God (I Kings 8:30); Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:12 & 24); the Holy Spirit (Psalms 139:7 & 8); the Angels (Matthew 18:10); and God’s People (Hebrews 12:22 & 23).
In John chapter 3, Jesus makes it clear that those who have not accepted Him, the Son of God, as their Savior cannot enter Heaven.
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (v. 18)
In Heaven there is no death (Luke 20:36); no flesh and blood (I Corinthians 15:50); no corruption (I Corinthians 15:42 & 50); no weariness (2 Corinthians 5:1-10); no sorrow (Revelation 7:17); no pain (Revelation 21:4); no curse (Revelation 22:3); no night (Revelation 22:5); no wicked people (Revelation 22:15); and no end (Revelation 22:5).
In Heaven there IS:
Joy (Luke 15:7 & 10); Rest (Rev 14:13) Peace (Luke 16:25) Righteousness (2 Peter 3:13) Service (Revelation 7:15) Reward (Matthew 5:11 & 12) Inheritance (1 Peter 1:14) Glory (Romans 8:17 & 18)
We have all heard the expression “Heaven on earth”. There really is no heaven on earth because earth is filled with fallen people. Earth is filled with sin and sickness and injury and death because we are fallen people, all born into sin with a sinful nature.
But Heaven, God’s Heaven, has none of those things because those who are there either have known no sin or have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and have been forgiven their sin. God has accepted them as His children.
How do we become one of God’s children?
Romans chapter 8 tells us that those that are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (v. 14) Those that accept Jesus as Savior receive the Spirit of adoption and become the children of God. (v. 15 & 16)
To become one of God’s adopted children, you must accept the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In my article You Must Be Born Again I explain how to become born again. If you want to know what it means to give your life to Jesus, please read the articles under the You Must Be Born Again heading above.
My prayer is that if you are seeking after a life filled with God’s peace, and a life strengthened by God’s Spirit, you will turn your life over to Him and receive His assurance of eternity spent in His presence.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2013