Heaven Life

Heaven is real!

  • The Bible mentions Heaven as a real place (John 14:1-3) and not just figurative talk

Heaven is UP!

  • Elijah was taken UP in a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:11)
  • Look UP for your redemption is close (Luke 21:28)
  • At the rapture, we will meet Jesus in the air (UP) when He comes from Heaven (1 Thess. 4:13-18

Jesus is the only way to Heaven!

  • John 14:6 – Jesus is the way, truth and life!
  • John 1:12 – As many as believe on Jesus, they are given the authority to be sons of God!

At Christ’s return the saved will instantly be changed

  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 – “Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The saved go to heaven, the unsaved to hell immediately after death

  • 2 Corinthians 5:8 – “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Do people in Heaven know what’s happening on earth?

  • YES – there is joy in heaven over one sinner that repents (Luke 15:7, 10)

Will we know each other in Heaven?

  • For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” – 1 Cor. 13:12

From earth, the Bible says that we can recognize those that are in Heaven:

  • The witch “calls up” Samuel and they knew who Samuel was. – 1 Samuel 28:16-19
  • Disciples recognized Moses and Elijah at Christ’s transfiguration – Matthew 17:1-4

Heaven life!

  • No pain or tears
  • No sorrow or death ( 21:1-5)
  • He makes all things new ( 21:5)
  • A huge city (1500x1500x1500 sq. miles) with 12 foundations and made of pure gold (Rev 21)
  • Babies who died before reaching an age of accountability will be in heaven (1 Cor. 15:22, 2 Samuel 12:23)
    • Miscarried and aborted babies are there
    • Babies who died before they are able to discern spiritual things are there
  • We no longer work, for there is rest (John 9:4, Acts 20:31, 2 Cor. 1:8, 2 Cor. 11:23)
  • No marriage! (Matthew 22:30)

What Jesus is doing in Heaven now?

  • He is appearing in the presence of God for us – Hebrews 9:24
  • He is making intercession for us – Romans 8:34
  • He is preparing a place for us – John 14:1-6

What to do?

  • Consider Jesus, lay aside sin, and run the race – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” He 12:1-3
    • Why? It’s a command and because we love Him
  • Hold on and have hope!
    • Even if things aren’t going well now, it will eventually get better!
  • Don’t give up! One foot in front of the other one!
    • Jesus didn’t give up on dying for your sins we shouldn’t give up either! – Read Gal 6:9

We don’t know when Jesus will come but we should watch for Him – Matthew 24:42-44