Everything the Bible Says About Heaven
These glimpses of heaven show that God isn’t merely “up
there somewhere in the sky” but in a real place, enthronedin majesty.
And he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God
Most High, Creator of heaven and earth”
This is the first time the Bible mentions “heaven” ratherthan “the heavens.” Here Melchizedek, a priest-king, blesses Abram based on a title of God. This title is meant to describean actual place rather than merely “the sky.”
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy ofthe elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel.There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphirestone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not layhis hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheldGod, and ate and drank.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that youwill soon utterly perish from the land that you are crossingthe Jordan to occupy; you will not live long on it, but will beutterly destroyed.
To underline the urgency of keeping the covenant, or prom-ise, with God, Moses calls heaven and earth to witness theagreement. The testimony of two witnesses was necessary todecide a legal matter. Here, heaven and earth—two separaterealms—are called to witness. (See also Deuteronomy 30:19.)