Is there a place
called heaven? Yes! The Bible, the word of God teaches very clearly
that there is. The Bible also teaches that there is only one
way to get to heaven and
that is by Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
A Scriptural study
on Heaven (Read Revelation 21 and 22)
1). Heaven is a place of happiness - "God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more
death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation
2). In heaven God will dwell with man - "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, and God himself shall be with them, and be their
God" (Revelation 21:3).
3). No sin will be allowed there - "But the fearful,
and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers,
and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their
part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which
is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).
4). No night there - "And the city had
no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for
the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof
" (Revelation 21:23).
5). Heaven's New Jerusalem - is an unspeakable
beauty, a city and streets of gold, gates of pearl, and precious
stones (Revelation 21:10-21).
6). A righteous person or a true Christian (is
someone who makes Jesus Lord and Savior of their life) will go
to heaven at death -"We are confident, I say, and willing
rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the
Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8).
7). Christians will live with Jesus in heaven - Jesus
said, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were
not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also"
8). The reunion of Christian loved ones - "For the
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead
in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord"
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
9). A Christian's eternal inheritance - "To an inheritance
incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4).
10). God's saints (Christians) will reign - And they shall
reign forever and forever. (See Revelation 22:3-5).
To be sure of eternal life in Heaven we must turn away from sin
and let Jesus Christ rule and reign in our lives. He must
become our Lord and Savior.
1 John 2:3 says, "And hereby we do know that we
know him, if we keep his commandments". If we truly know Jesus Christ as our personal savior,
we will KEEP His commandments and our hearts desire
will be to SERVE Him in any way we can. The Christian life is to deny ourselves
and to take up the cross on a daily basis.
It is far more important to store up treasures in heaven which
is for eternity than to spend our whole lives storing up treasure
here on earth that shortly fades away.
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and
steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through
nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart
be also" (Matthew 6:19-21).
To know Jesus Christ as our personal savior is a wonderful, fulfilling
way to live this life. Happiness and joy comes when we look away
from ourselves and look first to God and then to others. Our
hope and peace is to look forward to spending all eternity with
our precious Lord in heaven. "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).
Take the most important
test of your life-am
I going to heaven?
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