Some people think that heaven is a boring place. People die, get clothed in white, get the harps and sing songs all day long sitting on the clouds. Is that picture true? Look, here is what Jesus says about heaven!
5 things Jesus Christ reveals to us about heaven:
1. It’s a real place
It exists, it’s a destination and it is habitable!
Heaven is a real place and Jesus says:
“My Father’s house has many rooms.” John 14:2
This place has rooms and it is inhabited by the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, angels and people. It has the rooms or obituaries awaiting us! So, we have there real homes!
2. It’s nothing like here
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
When we have a good life, we call it a “paradise” or “heaven”, but nothing on this planet can compare with what awaits us there! God has spent just 6 days fixing this world, and He spent 2000 years fixing the new one!
3. It’s nothing like the Garden of Eden
The first human habitat was a garden and it had to be tilted and taken care of. The next one is going to be the City. In the book of Revelation 21 you can read more about it. So, all the lovers of the urban life, we have good news for you! But there will be a garden there with the trees and the river!
4. There is only one door leading to heaven
And that door is Jesus! He says:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me” (John 14:6).
If you like the idea of heaven and wish to be there, you have no option, but to receive Jesus and enter the Holy City through His blood and sacrifice! There is no democracy in heaven. It’s either God’s way, or no way!
5. We belong to heaven
Earth was never meant by God as our eternal abode.
“For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10)
These words are spoken about the Abraham. Even the people of old knew they did not belong here. Heaven always was the perfect plan of God for all of us.
As you see, playing harps all day has nothing to do with the real picture of heaven. We are not going to sit on clouds all day long. God has prepared a new, limitless and beautiful world for us to enjoy and explore!