Monday, March 16, 2009

What Will and Won't Be in Heaven?

What Will Be and Won’t Be in Heaven?

Heaven is the eternal destination of all believers.
I often consider the things that will and won’t be in heaven.
There won’t be any sin, sorrow, heartbreak, disappointments, or even tears in heaven.
There won’t be any temptations.
There won’t even be any sin at all.

There won’t be any difference of opinion on the truth’s of God.
That means ONLY those who go to God according to His instructions will reach the heavenly city. Someone once told me he hoped heaven was a big place so God could put factions who disagree with each other in very different locations. After all, if God put the Moslems and the Christians on the same block, it would just be the same old problems all over again. And, no, I am not making that up. The guy actually said that. He came from a Christian background – but he was ‘enlightened’ when he went to college and gave up all that exclusive ideology. I have news for him which I delivered in person the same time he gave me his thoughts on heaven. People who don’t agree with the God of creation on how to get into heaven will not be in heaven. They will be in a place other gods call ‘heaven’, but it will be the place God calls hell.

There won’t be any who oppose God.
God’s truth will be written in the hearts of all the inhabitants of heaven.

Without the difference of opinion regarding truth and the right way to get things done, there won’t be any war. Imagine that! No war. Really.

However, there will be individuality.
Within the boundaries of God’s truth, and His righteousness, there will be ba-zillions of individuals. God isn’t interested in clones. One of each of us enough.
God creates each snowflake unique. He likes variety. If god had wanted a bunch of zombie like beings, He could have made them and integrated them into heaven much more easily than what He has gone through with mankind.

We will know each other in heaven. Jesus disciples even knew Moses and Elijah at the transfiguration, and they had never even met them. We will know each other.

There is a song called ‘Sweet Beulah Land’. A line from the song says, ‘no sad farewells will there be spoken, for time won’t matter anymore.’ I don’t really understand how that works, but we will not be limited by the constraints of time as we now know it.

There will be no boredom in heaven. We just aren’t able to comprehend all the things that God has for those who love Him. I am afraid the flip side of that is that no one is fully able to comprehend the evil that Satan has for those who hate God.

Here is a favorite song about heaven. Click the link to listen to the tune while you read the words.
Pearly White City

There’s a holy and beautiful city
Whose Builder and Ruler is God;
John saw it descending from Heaven,
When Patmos, in exile, he trod;
Its high, massive wall is of jasper,
The city itself is pure gold;
And when my frail tent here is folded,
Mine eyes shall its glory behold.
In that bright city, pearly white city,
I have a mansion, a harp, and a crown;
Now I am watching, waiting, and longing,
For the white city that’s soon coming down.
No sin is allowed in that city
And nothing defiling or mean;
No pain and no sickness can enter,
No crepe on the doorknob is seen;
Earth’s sorrows and cares are forgotten,
No tempter is there to annoy;
No parting words ever are spoken,
There’s nothing to hurt or destroy.
No heartaches are known in that city,
No tears ever moisten the eyes;
There’s no disappointment in Heaven,
No envy and strife in the sky;
The saints are all sanctified wholly,
They live in sweet harmony there;
My heart is now set on that city,
And some day its blessings I’ll share.
My loved ones are gathering yonder,
My friends too are passing away,
And soon I shall join their bright number,
And dwell in eternity’s day;
They’re safe now in glory with Jesus,
Their trials and battles are past.
They overcame sin and the tempter,
They’ve reached that fair city at last.

Dear Reader, if you are saved, I will see you in heaven.
If you are not numbered among the saved, the followers of Jesus Christ, you still have time today. You don’t know about tomorrow, but you have right now. Don’t delay. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be save.

1. Acts 16:31
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts 16:30-32 (in Context) Acts 16 (Whole Chapter)
2. Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:8-10 (in Context) Romans 10 (Whole Chapter)

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Barbara Henderson

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