"What Is It Like In Heaven ?"
THE LORD JESUS
SAID, TO THE FORMER THIEF WHO REPENTED AND FOUND FORGIVENESS, "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN "PARADISE"
Revelation 21:10 - 27 So he took me in spirit to a great, high mountain,
and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from
11 It was filled with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious gem,
crystal clear like jasper.
12 Its walls were broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve
angels. And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the
13 There were three gates on each side—east, north, south, and west.
14 The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were
written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to
measure the city, its gates, and its wall.
16 When he measured it, he found it was a square, as wide as it was
long. In fact, it was in the form of a cube, for its length and width and
height were each 1,400 miles.
17 Then he measured the walls and found them to be 216 feet thick (the
angel used a standard human measure).
18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as
19 The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with
twelve gems: the first was jasper', the second sapphire, the third agate, the
20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the
eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the
21 The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl!
And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass.
22 No temple could be seen in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and
the Lamb are its temple.
23 And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God
illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light.
24 The nations of the earth will walk in its light, and the rulers of
the world will come and bring their glory to it.
25 Its gates never close at the end of day because there is no
26 And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the
27 Nothing evil will be allowed to enter—no one who practices shameful
idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s
Book of Life.
No one here on Earth actually knows what color's of Gem that is in Heaven, even
though the Bible describes them but it does not say which colors. The only one
that it mentions is the Clear Crystal Jasper. I tried to find all that was
mentioned in Revelation.
New Jerusalem Is Made Of Pure Gold, is Approximately 1,400 to 1,500 Miles
High, Long and Wide, Has Walls of Jasper, Streets Of Gold, and Gates of
Pearls that are NEVER Shut. (Revelation 21:15-27)
Everlasting; JOY & GLADNESS
SORROW and SIGHING WILL "FLEE" AWAY (Isa.35:10)
Singing, Praising, and Worshiping God. (Revelation
No More Death, Mourning, Crying, Pain, Curse, Night, or Devil.
(Revelation 20:10;21:4;22:1-5) There Will Be No Need For A
Hospital, Police, Cemetery, or Ambulance service.
Perfect Peace In The Animal Kingdom During The Millennium
A New Heaven and a New Earth. ( Isa.65:17;66:22; 2 Peter
3:13; Revelation 21:1)
The Architect and Builder of the "HOLY CITY" is
"GOD" Himself. (Hebrews 11:10)
There is No-Need for the SUN or MOON to SHINE on it for "the Lamb is it's
(Revelation 21:23;22:5) The River of
Water of Life, The TREE of Life, and the Throne
of "GOD" and the Lamb will be
in the City. (Revelation 22:1-5)
"Gain" and "Better by far"
compared to this life. (Phil.1:21,23)
Prepared for those who love God (James 2:5) or the righteous.
To think of heaven as a place is more right than wrong, though the word could
Heaven appears in Scripture as a spatial reality that touches
and interpenetrates all created space. In Ephesians, Paul locates in
heaven both the throne of Christ at the Father’s right hand (Ephesians
1:20) and the spiritual blessings and risen life in Christ of Christians
(Ephesians 1:3; 2:6).
“The heavenly realms” in Ephesians 1:3,
20; 2:6; 3:10; and 6:12 is a literary variant for
“heaven.” Paul alludes to an experience in the
“third heaven” or “paradise”
(2 Cor. 12:2, 4).
No doubt the heaven of God’s throne is to be distinguished from
the heavenly realms occupied by hostile spiritual powers (Ephesians
6:12). A resurrection body adapted to heaven’s life awaits us (2 Cor.
5:1-8), and in that body we shall see the Father and the Son (Matt.
5:8; 1 John 3:2). But while we are in our present bodies, the
realities of heaven are invisible and ordinarily imperceptible to us, and we
know them only by faith (2 Cor. 4:18; 5:7).
Yet the closeness to us of heaven and of its inhabitants, the Father, the Son,
the Spirit, the holy angels, and the demonic spirits, must never be forgotten:
for it is a matter of solid spiritual fact.
Scripture teaches us to form our notion of the
life of heaven by:
extrapolating from the less-than-perfect relationship that
we now have with God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, with other
Christians, and with created things to the thought of a perfect
relationship, free from all limitation, frustration, and failure;
eliminating from our idea of a life lived for God all forms
of pain, evil, conflict, and distress, such as we experience here on earth;
enriching our imaginings of that happy future by adding in
every conception of excellence and God-given enjoyment that we know. The
visions of heaven’s life in Revelation 7:13-17 and 21:1–22:5
draw on all three of these ways of conceiving it.
According to Scripture, the constant joy of
heaven’s life for the redeemed will stem from:
their vision of God in the face of Jesus Christ
their ongoing experience of Christ’s love as he ministers to
them (Revelation 7:17);
their fellowship with loved ones and the whole body of the
the continued growth, maturing, learning, enrichment of
abilities, and enlargement of powers that God has in store for them.
The redeemed desire all these things, and without them their
happiness could not be complete. But in heaven there will be no unfulfilled
desires. There will be different degrees of blessedness and reward in heaven.
All will be blessed up to the limit of what they can receive, but capacities
will vary just as they do in this world.
As for rewards (an area in which present
irresponsibility can bring permanent future loss:
1 Cor. 3:10-19), two points must be grasped.
The first is that when God rewards our works he is crowning
his own gifts, for it was only by grace that those works were done.
The second is that essence of the reward in each case will
be more of what the Christian desires most, namely, a deepening of his or
her love-relationship with the Savior, which is the reality to which all
the biblical imagery of honorific crowns and robes and feasts is
The reward is parallel to the reward of courtship, which is the
enriching of the love-relationship itself through marriage. So the life of
heavenly glory is a compound of seeing God in and through Christ and being
loved by the Father and the Son, of rest (Revelation 14:13) and work
(Revelation 7:15), of praise and worship (Revelation 7:9-10;
19:1-5), and of fellowship with the Lamb and the saints (Revelation
19:6-9). Nor will it end (Revelation 22:5).
Its eternity is part of its glory; endlessness, one might say, is the glory of
glory. Hearts on earth say in the course of a joyful experience, “I don’t want this ever to end.”
But it invariably does. The hearts of those in heaven say,
“I want this to go on forever.” And it will. There can
be no better news than this.