Some people imagine that the saved will be like ghosts playing on harps and floating on the clouds of heaven. But Jesus did not suffer and die on the cross to prepare such a dull existence for His children. No one really wishes for such an existence and many turn their backs on God preferring this life with its temporary pleasures. But if people learned of the realities of heaven they will have a different prospective about life.
Limited human language can not really describe the glories of the heavenly home, “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). Not even in his wildest dreams can a man begin to understand the amazing glories of God’s eternal kingdom. The Bible gives a picture of heaven where real people will be doing real things. The redeemed will:
- Have real flesh and bone bodies (Philippians 3:20, 21).
- Celebrate the love and companionship of God (Revelation 21:3; (Isaiah 66:22, 23 ).
- Enjoy their children (Isaiah 65:23).
- “Build houses and inhabit them” (Isaiah 65:21).
- “Plant vineyards and eat their fruit” (Isaiah 65:21).
- Travel and explore without ever becoming weary (Isaiah 40:31).
- Realize their fondest ambitions (Psalms 37:3, 4; Isaiah 65:24).
- Find pleasure in the work of their hands (Isaiah 65:22).
- Socialize with loved ones (Matthew 8:11; Revelation 7:9-17).
- Have optimum health (Isaiah 35:5,6; Philippians 3:21).
- Appreciate their animals (Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25).
- Experience the beauty of nature (Ezekiel 47:12; Isaiah 35:1, 2).
- Be delivered forever from death, pain, sickness and all the consequences of sin (Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 22:3; Isaiah 65:23).
A person who misses out on heaven has made the ultimate mistake of his life.
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