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What Does Heaven Look Like

According to The Holy Bible

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Feb 2, 2010
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Everyone wants to go to heaven but one wants to die.


But what is heaven like? This is really a mystery.

The Christian Broadcasting Network simply states: "What is heaven like? It is better than anything any human being could ever imagine when he tries to picture the best thing that could ever happen to him. Beyond that, there is not much else we could say!"

However, while Christians generally believe heaven will be a place of joy and no pain, they are extremely vague on any specifics. In fact, there is a wide array of interpretations (some would say "misconceptions") about the nature of heaven.

The Bible doesn't say much about Heaven, but some of what it does say the least.

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)

So because heaven will be so glorious I'm hard pressed to fully describe it. However the Word of God does have some clues and even a brief description of heaven. So read on and I'm sure you will be blessed.

We can say that, Heaven may refer to the physical heavens, the sky or the seemingly endless expanse of the universe beyond, the traditional literal meaning of the term in English.

In the time of the Bible the prevalent view was that Heaven was up there, above the earth -- the planets, the sun, the moon, the stars. The heavenly objects were considered perfect, whereas the earth was imperfect.
 
The physical laws governing the earth were different than the laws governing the heavens.  Isaac Newton showed that the laws governing both were the same - that there was basically no difference in substance between the heavens and the earth.  With this in mind, a number of verses in the Bible can be better understood.
What does it look like?

According to Bible: 

HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF REWARDS

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matthew 5:12)

"Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets." (Luke 6:23)

In heaven, there will be: No power shortages, for God is all powerful; no bumping into things in the dark; no sleepless nights (there is no night there, Revelation 21:25). Nor will there be: Bills; hospitals; bank accounts.

In fact, heaven will have: No complaints; no back-talk; no hate; no fear; no crime.

Heaven will be a place to worship God. When Isaiah speaks for the Lord of the new heavens and earth, he prophesies that "all flesh shall come to worship before me" (Isaiah 66:22,23). The Apostle, John, also predicts the same thing saying: "For Thou only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee" (Revelation 15:4; 21:24).

HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF EXCEEDING JOY

"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy," (Jude 1:24)

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field." (Matthew 13:44)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF HEAVEN FROM THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE

Revelation 21: 1-21


1And 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.


 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.


 3And 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.


 4And 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.


 5And 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.


 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am 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.


 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.


 8But 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.


 9And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.


 10And 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,


 11Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;


 12And 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:


 13On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.


 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.


 15And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.


 16And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.


 17And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.


 18And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.


 19And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;


 20The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.


 21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Best of all, heaven with God and Jesus will be a place of love. God in tender love will wipe away all our tears (Revelation 21:4). The angels will rejoice as heaven fills with righteous Christians (II Peter 3:13). Those spirits who have hungered and have thirsted to humbly live with God; those with pure hearts; those who have willingly endured persecution; and those who have lived for God's peace, will live together in life and love forever and ever.

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