Summary: Heaven is not just a dream we must understand this to go there.
IF I AM DREAMING LET ME DREAM ON
1ST Cor. 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
People talk about Heaven in many different ways, there should be more talk about the place where the redeemed are going to spend eternity . But there is no way to fully describe the Glory of God and the home he has prepared for you and I.
1. Heaven is reality.
John 14: 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 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.
3 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.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Heaven is more real than anything we come in contact with.
Heaven is eternal the things we see day to day are temporal.
Jesus said not to be troubled just believe.
2. Heaven has a ruler
Heb. 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
God wanted his way on earth but man refused.
We could have had a perfect world but man said no.
God is the builder and maker of Heaven
He will be the object of praise.
3. Heaven has a requirement
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Before Christ could work in the world he had to be born in it.
Before we can go to heaven we must be born again.
We are born in to Gods world through Jesus Christ blood.
4.Heaven has a roll
Rev. 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
God keeps records of all man kind.
Malachi 3::16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
5.Heaven has a robe
Rev .19:7 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.
8 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.
God wants his church the bride of hi son to be
Arrayed with a robe of righteousness
6. Heaven requires a reservation
1st Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
No worry about someone else taking your place
Its just you that can claim your place
Its reserved just for you
7. Heaven has a reward
1st Cor. 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?