Summary: We can’t help but wonder what heaven is like. Heaven is mysterious to the human mind. Heaven is a place that defies our imagination.
A pastor was talking to a group of young children about believing in Jesus and going to heaven.At the end of his talk, he asked, "Where do you want to go?""Heaven!" they all piped up. "And what do you have to be to get there?" "Dead!", one boy yelled.
ABRAHAM WAS WILLING TO LIVE IN THE PROMISED LAND LIKE A STRANGER FOR “ HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CITY WITH FOUNDATIONS, WHOSE ARCHITECT & BUILDER WAS GOD. HEB11:9-10. HE WAS WILLING TO DO THIS BECAUSE HE REALIZED THAT THE NEW JERUS. WILL BE MORE REAL, MORE SOLID AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN CANAAN’S LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. THE BOOK OF REV. DOES NOT GIVE US DETAILS DESCRIBING THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH. INSTEAD IT FOCUSES ON A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE NEW JERUS. THAT COMES FROM ABOVE.
WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE? We can’t help but wonder what heaven is like. Heaven is mysterious to the human mind. Heaven is a place that defies our imagination. In 1 Corinthians 2:9 “…NO EYE HAS SEEN, NO EAR HAS HEARD, NO MIND HAS CONCEIVED WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” So whatever we can imagine heaven to be like, it isn’t! It is vastly superior to anything our minds can conjure up. We’ve heard many stories about what heaven is like. Most of them mention pearly gates and an angel who is standing by to interview those who seek entrance. So AS CHRISTIANS, we may ASK THE QUESTION, "WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE?" See Revelation 21: 1- 26.
ISAIAH WAS THE 1ST TO FORETELL OF A NEW HEAVEN & A NEW EARTH…… Scripture is clear to us that there is a real heaven. Every description of it draws a picture of perfection, be it numbers, or dimensions, whatever the descriptions are in the book of Revelation, we find perfection.
So, what can we expect to see and feel there? What is it going to look like and what are we going to do? The first thing you notice is that God himself will be with us. The word in the KJV in vs.3 is the dwelling place which is the word SKENE. This is the word for tabernacle. WE see the word used in Lev 26:11-12 when its says, “I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God and you will be my people.” This is a promise repeated over and over again in Scripture (see Jeremiah 31:33 and Ezekiel 37:27).
In Scripture we have some glimpses of heaven, but ultimately Scripture says that “ear has not heard, nor eye seen what God has in store for us.” It is good beyond what we can even begin to imagine.
WHAT WE WILL BE LIKE ? 1 John 3:2 "Dear friends, now we are children of God and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him." When we enter heaven we will be changed physically and spiritually. John tells us we will be like Jesus. What will that be like? Here are a few things the Bible tells us:
WE WILL STILL EAT - What is the first thing that happens after the rapture? The Marriage supper of the lamb! Rev 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.