Heaven is another term for the New Earth. This is the permanent home for everyone who decides to follow Jesus. In Revelation 21, John describes his vision of Heaven.
1. In Heaven we will experience beauty beyond description.
And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Revelation 21:2
The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with twelve precious stones… Revelation 21:19
The happiest moment of my life was when I saw my beautiful wife walk down the aisle in her white dress. She was dazzling and radiant. John felt the way I felt when he first saw heaven. That’s why he equated it with a bride dressed up for her husband. He was blown away with the beauty of heaven.
Then when he described it he used precious stones which were the most beautiful things he could imagine. Heaven will be beautiful beyond our wildest imaginations.
2. In Heaven we will experience God face to face.
Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. Revelation 21:3
I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. Revelation 21:22
The best part of heaven is that we will experience God face to face! He is the main attraction. We will not need a temple because God’s presence will be with us. What an amazing experience it will be to constantly be in the unhindered presence of God!
3. In Heaven we won’t experience any sorrow, death or pain.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:4
All the horrible losses that we experience on earth will be gone. There will be no more depression or heart ache. There will be no more grief. There will be no more murder or war. There will be no more pain of any kind. No more disease. No more injury. No more suffering!
4. In Heaven everything we experience will be new.
Look, I am making everything new! Revelation 21:5
Yes Aladdin, it really will be “a whole new world.” The new earth will be similar to the earth we experience, but everything will be renewed and unhindered by sin.
5. In Heaven we will experience God’s glory unhindered.
And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. Revelation 21:23
God’s glory will give us light! Can you imagine what it will be like to constantly be living in God’s glory for all of eternity?
6. In Heaven we will experience ultimate safety.
Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there. Revelation 21:25
Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Revelation 21:27
There will be no need to lock the gate because we will be completely safe. There will be no trace of evil in heaven. In the Garden of Eden, Satan was allowed to enter and tempt Adam and Even; in heaven, nothing will be allowed to enter and mess up the perfect balance of heaven.
Which of these experiences in heaven are you most looking forward to?
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