Monday, 29 April 2013

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 untrighteousness 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 idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
2 Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

Heaven is a Place of Blessing, Purity, Plenty, Glory & Light – its Paradise!
Revelation 21:1-4
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2) And I John saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away. 5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
Revelation 21:22-27 “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.  24) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and
into it. 25) And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26) And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.”

Heaven is:
  • Where God lives and rules
  • Where all is seen by God
  • A place of protection
  • A place of complete holiness
  • A place of peace for believers
  • A place of rest for believers
  • Where God hears and answers prayers
  • Our future home (if we are among the saved) 
  • Paradise!

Revelation 2:7
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”