Friday, 7 September 2012

What Heaven Is – A Glimpse of Glory

by L.M.Reeves

Heaven is God’s Dwelling Place
Job 22:12-14  “Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! …; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.”
Psalms 103:19  “The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.”

Heaven is Where All is Witnessed
Psalms 11:4  “The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.” 
(1 Peter 1:7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and 
honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”)
Psalms 33:13  “The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.”
Psalms 102:19  “For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;”
Jeremiah 23:24  “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth?  saith the LORD.”

Heaven is a Place of Protection 
Matthew 18:10  “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

Heaven is a Place of Holiness
Romans 1:18  “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”
Revelation 12:7-9  “And there was war in heaven: … And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Heaven is a Place of Peace
John 14:1-3  “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. 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.” 

Heaven is a Place of Rest
Hebrews 4:9  “ There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”
Revelation 14:13b  “Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
Revelation 22:15 “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” 

Heaven is Where Prayers Are Answered
Matthew 12:50  “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister and mother.” 
(John 6:40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life:  and I will raise him up at the last day.”)
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 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Psalms 20:6 “Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed: he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.”

Heaven is the Home of Believers
Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
Luke 16: 2 “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;”
Ephesians 5:5 “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolate