Is There a Heaven? What is Heaven Like?
Yes there is a Heaven, so many people have had real Heaven experience, i read a book 90 minutes in Heaven, a true life experience of someone (Don Piper) that died, went to Heaven during 90 minutes and jacked back to life afterwards. Believe me “Heaven and Hell are as real as our lives here on Earth”. We’re basically going to focus about Heaven, How does Heaven look like?
What most people call “Heaven” is actually an eternal city which the Bible calls the “new Jerusalem.” It will be spectacular. As a sampling, here is what heaven will look like.
A river, clear as crystal, will flow from the throne of God and of the Lamb [Jesus] down the middle of the city. On each side of the river there will be a tree of life, yielding twelve kinds of fruit every month. The streets will be pure gold, like transparent glass. The walls of the city will be adorned with every kind of jewel, emerald, onyx, amethyst, topaz, etc. There will be no need for a sun or moon, and no need for a temple or church. The presence of the Lord will be its light.
HOWEVER, THE REAL BEAUTY OF HEAVEN IS THIS:
“Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away…I am making everything new.” Rev 21:4
Heaven belongs to God. He created it. “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through him and for him.”
Though Jesus initially came to the earth as a Savior, he will one day sit as Judge. All people will experience a bodily resurrection from the dead, and all will appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
So it might be helpful to see what Jesus said about how a person gets to Heaven. Many people think it’s by living a commendable life, or at least trying to avoid extreme sins like murder.
Yet here’s what Jesus said about getting to Heaven. “…unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven.” The scribes and Pharisees were the admired religious models. They were the good people, the “holy” people!
Jesus reaffirmed what the prophet Isaiah said. No one is deserving of Heaven. No one is good enough. That’s not how we get to Heaven. It is why Jesus came…so that we could have eternal life. So Jesus came to be crushed for our sake, for us to be fit and deserving of Heaven, we are all fit to be in Heaven after our life on Earth because Jesus has poured out that grace to all when he died on the Cross.
At the time when Jesus died, there were only few Christians, so Jesus died not only for the Christians, he died for all, Jesus knew this, and that was why he had disciples that can spread the word and get people to accept him as their Lord, once you accept Jesus, it means you have now become fit for the Kingdom of Heaven, when you become fit, then you work on becoming a citizen of Heaven by been righteous and living a Christ-like lifestyle.
A lot of people pay expensively to become a citizen of developed countries like USA, UK, Australia, etc. But i tell you becoming a citizen of Heaven is very free, and Heaven is 100 times more beautiful that this developed countries, the only country you should spend your time on is Heaven.
And here is how. Heaven is given to all who will believe in Jesus. “everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17
Eternal life means an Unending life without pains and suffering. Only Joy and Happiness, a lot of people thinks Heaven is a boring place with boring lifestyle. If Humans have the insight to create Games and everything that makes them happy, where do you think those insights come from? You know often times, humans think they own themselves, and own their thoughts, yet they cannot bring their selves back to life when dead. It means you don’t own yourself. God created and formed you in his image.
When we begin a relationship with Jesus, it is a relationship that lasts eternally. Our names are written in his book of life. Jesus said, “whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24
Those who believe in Jesus Christ are lucky to have believed.
Regarding Heaven, it’s our decision now whether to respond to Jesus and accept his gift of eternal life.
We mostly believe in our earthly parents because they are physical, so also we believe on Earth, because we live in it, and we believe in the solar system like Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, etc because even most of us have not physically went there, but scientists told us and we believed. It has been said, the things we can see is temporal, while the things we cannot see are eternal.
If you can believe in a scientists whom you probably don’t know their names, why don’t you believe in Heaven and in Jesus Christ?
Jesus have tried many times to send us a message on Earth, Jesus allows some people to encounter him, in dreams, visions and in death experience, so that they can come and say it to the world, he is giving us more grace to believe in him.
I watch a movie “Heaven is for Real” this movie was inspired from a true life story of a young boy who had experience with Heaven and Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
We’re told in Scripture that in Heaven there will be a multitude of people from every tribe, language, people and nation who will have eternal life because of their faith in Jesus.
Those who believe in Jesus Christ are lucky to have believed.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELIEVE IN JESUS?
It does not mean merely believing things about Jesus. There is a difference between your believing that Barack Obama was president of the United States versus knowing him personally. In the same way, you might believe Jesus is God, without ever having him in your life.
If you are here, and you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Kindly say the prayers below:
“Father in the name of Jesus, i receive Jesus as my Lord and as my personal savior, i believe Jesus died, i believe he was buried, i believe that on the third day, he was raised from the dead. Everything that Jesus did, by his death, resurrection, and Ascension, i receive the gift of Eternal Life. I am BORN AGAIN. Thank you Father, in Jesus Name. Amen”