".. God is in heaven and you are on earth.. Therefore stand in awe of God" (Eccl5:2,7).
A. WHAT IS HEAVEN?
1. Heaven Is The Dwelling Place of God
"Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the higheststars!" (Job 22:12). See also Deuteronomy 26:15.
2 Heaven Is The Throne-Room Of God
"The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules overall" (Ps.103:19). See also Isaiah 66:1
3. Heaven Is The Place Of God's Full Glory
"As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. Hisclothing was as white as snow, the hair of his head was white like wool, histhrone was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire wasflowing, coming out from before him..." (Dan 7:9,10). See also Acts 7:55.
4. Heaven Is The Home Of The Righteous (Believing) Dead
"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a buildingfrom God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands" (2 Cor 5:1).
5. Heaven Is The Future Home Of All Believers
"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one couldcount, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne.They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.And they cried out in a loud voice: 'Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on thethrone.." (Rev 7:8,10).
B. THE NATURE OF HEAVEN
Heaven is a place far beyond anything we can possibly conceive (1 Cor 2:9;13:12). Heaven is like a place of holiness, full of glory and without end.But though the Bible doesn't describe all the details of what Heaven is like, itdoes give us some clues as to its nature. It is:
1. A Place Of Great Glory
"Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.." (Matt13:43).
2. A Place of Continual Worship
"After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heavenshouting:"Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God..' Then I heardwhat sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud
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