WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?

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Heaven is a real place described in the Bible. The word “heaven” is found 276 times in the New Testament alone. Scripture refers to three heavens. The apostle Paul was “caught up to the third heaven,” but he was prohibited from revealing what he experienced there (2 Corinthians 12:1-9).

If a third heaven exists, there must also be two other heavens. The first is most frequently referred to in the Old Testament as the “sky” or the “firmament.” This is the heaven that contains clouds, the area that birds fly through. The second heaven is interstellar/outer space, which is the abode of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects (Genesis 1:14-18).

The third heaven, the location of which is not revealed, is the dwelling place of God. Jesus promised to prepare a place for true Christians in heaven (John 14:2). Heaven is also the destination of Old Testament saints who died trusting God’s promise of the Redeemer (Ephesians 4:8). Whoever believes in Christ shall never perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

The apostle John was privileged to see and report on the heavenly city (Revelation 21:10-27). John witnessed that heaven (the new earth) possesses the “glory of God” (Revelation 21:11), the very presence of God. Because heaven has no night and the Lord Himself is the light, the sun and moon are no longer needed (Revelation 22:5). 

The city is filled with the brilliance of costly stones and crystal clear jasper. Heaven has twelve gates (Revelation 21:12) and twelve foundations (Revelation 21:14). The paradise of the Garden of Eden is restored: the river of the water of life flows freely and the tree of life is available once again, yielding fruit monthly with leaves that “heal the nations” (Revelation 22:1-2). However eloquent John was in his description of heaven, the reality of heaven is beyond the ability of finite man to describe (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Heaven is a place of “no mores.” There will be no more tears, no more pain, and no more sorrow (Revelation 21:4). There will be no more separation, because death will be conquered (Revelation 20:6). The best thing about heaven is the presence of our Lord and Savior (1 John 3:2). We will be face to face with the Lamb of God who loved us and sacrificed Himself so that we can enjoy His presence in heaven for eternity.

You have the choice this day. Now you have an idea of how Heaven looks like. I can not choose for you whether to enter there or not. Your Father or mother can not make that choice for you. Your child or husband or wife can not make that decision for you. Your pastor can not make that decision for you. The decision of entering Heaven is your own choice. If you do not make it there, it will be you to blame not anyone else. You are alive, God has given you another day of living. This day the Lord has given you, He expects you to make the best use of it and prepare to enter His kingdom. Think about the number of years you have been living on earth so far? All these years you have been on earth, the Lord gave it to you so that you make the best preparation. Do not waste your life anymore. Do not live your life recklessly anymore. Do not live in sin anymore. Your current heart beat is saying, i am still beating, please fix yourself. Never take this day God has given you for granted. Some people were not able to see this day or even finish this day because their earthly time had expired. You are reading this post right now, I am talking to you, read and mediate on it. Heaven is a beautiful place and it is ONLY for those who are well prepared for it. How prepared are you? 

Prophet Nathan Emol

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