As Christians, we know heaven as the dwelling place of God. The bible describes heaven as a glorious paradise and an abode of eternal bliss. Revelation 21:1-4 further states that God will be in heaven and wants to dwell happily with us, His children.
Verse 4 reads, “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.”
This beautiful description of heaven sure is exciting and I bet we all want to know more. Do you have questions about heaven? I pray you find answers amongst these five facts about heaven:
1.We will not miss our old lives
Moving from earth to heaven will be an incredible upgrade. In Romans 8:18, Saint Paul proclaims, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Paul suffered tremendously yet claimed his suffering was not even worth comparing to the beauty of heaven!
2.We won’t become angels
Death is a relocation of the same person from one place to another, so while the place changes, the person still remains the same. The same person who becomes absent from his or her body becomes present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). We will not turn into angels but we will live with them.
3.We will still experience emotions
Our sadness may disappear but we will remain with good feelings of love and joy. We will experience God in his fullest, which sounds like an incredible emotional experience! The bible talks of banquets, feasts and singing there.
4.We still won’t know everything
God alone is omniscient and all knowing. When we die, we will know much more than we do now and we will see things more clearly. We will learn and grow, but we will never know everything. 1 Peter 1:12 shows even the angels do not know everything!
5.We will recognize on another
The Bible gives no indication that we will lose our memory upon entering heaven. In fact, if we wouldn’t recognize our loved ones, the comfort of an afterlife reunion, taught in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, would be no comfort at all.
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