WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?

 

REVELATION 21

 

HEAVEN IS THE BELIEVER'S FUTURE HOME,  and we've all wondered what it's like.  But the Bible gives us only a glimpse.  Even if God revealed more in Scripture, we'd be incapable of comprehending it .  As earthly creatures, we lack the experience or frame of reference needed to understand the eternal realities of that dimension.

 

Desiring to know more about heaven, some people have sought information outside of the Bible, often in books written by people who claim to have gone there.  However, the only legitimate source of facts about heaven is God's Word - nothing else can be depended upon to have a sure foundation in truth.

 

When Paul was caught up to the third heaven, he "heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak" (2 Cor. 12:4).  None of his letters include any details of his experience.  God also entrusted the apostle John with a vision of heaven, but human language is inadequate to convey the realities of that otherworldly realm.

 

Although we may not be able to visualize everything John describes, we can all related to what he says about these things that are absent in heaven:  There will be no more tears, death, mourning, or pain (Rev. 21:4).  What's more, we will never become stressed, exhausted, frustrated, angry, or sick, because our new bodies will be imperishable, sinless, and powerful (1 Cor. 15:42 - 43).  Heaven is a perfect environment with no sin or sinners in it.  And best of all, God will dwell among us.

 

 

 

 

IN TOUCH DEVOTIONS

BY 

CHARLES STANLEY

 

 

 

" Are You Ready for Your Eternal Home?"

 

 

PASTOR RANDY WINSTON