Heaven

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father but through me...If  anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come and make our home with him...." John 14:6,15,23 

Heaven Has:                 Everlasting Benefits                         Intimate Fellowship with God                Who is in Heaven Properties          Joyous Activities             Names      

  Intimate Fellowship with God

"The sun will no more be your light by day, not will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.  Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and you days of sorrow will end."  Isaiah 60:19,20

"Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.  My Father will honor the one who serves me."  John 12:26  

"His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'  Matt 25:21,23

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."  John 14:3

"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world."  John 17:24

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.  We live by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  2Corinthians 5:6-8

I am torn between two:  I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better....  Philippians 1:23

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them n the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.  1Thessalonians 4:17

"Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes.  They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.  He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white.  I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels....Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.  Never again will he leave it.  I will write on him t4e  name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name."    Revelation 3:4,5,12

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."  Revelation 19:6-9

Who is in Heaven

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below.  There is no other.  Deuteronomy 4:39

The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.  Psalm 14:2

The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.  Psalm 103:19

Praise the Lord.  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

He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."  John 1:51

Jesus said, "...that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:15,16

Jesus said, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand."  John 10:28,29

But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Philippians 3:2

When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.  I say to you that many will come from the east and west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven."  Matthew 8:10,11

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him."  1Corinthians 2:9

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession - to the praise of His glory....I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints....  Ephesians 1:13-18

He said to me:  "It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.  He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son."   Revelation 21:6,7

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.  1Timothy 4:8

"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood."  Revelation 22:14,15

Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.  Matthew 10:37-39        Also, Matthew 19:28,29; John 12:26; Revelation 14:4,5

When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, "So, then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."  Acts 11:18

But now that you have been set free from sin and have becomes slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.  Romans 6:22

Properties of Heaven

    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  And I John saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  

    And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.  

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there will be no more death, neither sorrow or crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.

    And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

    And he said unto me, It is done.  I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the .... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire...

Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.  And He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:  On the east three gates; on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

          And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, its gates thereof, and the wall thereof.  And the city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide.  He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia (about 1,400 miles or 2,200 kilometers) in length, and as wide and high as it is long.  He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits (about 200 feet or 65 meters) thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using.  The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.  The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.  The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.  The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl.  The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.

        I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.  The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.  The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.  The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.  Nothing impure will ever enter it, not will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it , and on either side of the river was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.  And there shall be no more curse: but there throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads.  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of sin; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever....

    And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be... I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the fires and the last.  Blessed are they that do his commandments , that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.... I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root find the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.  And let him that is athirst come.  And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.        Revelation 21:1-27 and 22:1-17

If you are not sure that you will end up in Heaven when you die, would you please say this prayer:

        Dear Heavenly Father, God of the universe.  I know that I am unworthy of eternal life and the glory of You.  I know that I am a sinner because I do so many wrong things.  God I am sorry for what I have done wrong.  Thank you for sending your only Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive me.  You have said that if we are sincerely sorry for our sins, you will completely remove them from us.  I thank you Almighty God for forgiving me of my sins.  Please fill me with the Holy Spirit to teach me more about you, and to give me understanding as to who you are and how I may obey you.  Jesus Christ, lead me that I may follow you all the days of my life and on into your heavenly kingdom when I die.  I love you! Amen.  

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Jesus said, "...that everyone who believes in Him may have Eternal Life.  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have Eternal Life."  John 3:15,16

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