WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE?

Bible Reading:  1 Corinthians 2:6-16; Revelation 22:1-5

The Bible says that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him but He has revealed these things to us through His Spirit. Some people have the amazing privilege of seeing into heaven. It is recorded in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 that Paul had such an experience. For most us that is not the case, but the Holy Spirit reveals to us what heaven will be like. It is impossible to grasp the whole story or the full glory of heaven whilst here below but we do know that it is where God dwells and where Jesus is Lord. We know that it is a place of great praise and worship. We know that it is a place where there are no more tears, sin, sickness, pain, death, sorrow, weakness or failure. It is our final home and the place of complete peace and security and joy forever.

Heaven is a place of perfect glory, where there is no artificial light. But neither is there the light of the sun, because the Lord Himself will give His people light [Rev. 22:5]. Heaven is a place of perfect service where God’s people serve Him with joy [Rev. 22:3]. Heaven is a prepared place and the home of God’s children. Perhaps most wonderful of all, heaven is where we shall see God face to face, be like Jesus and have perfect communion with Him [Rev. 22:4]

In the Middle Ages it was reported that a king gave to his clown a walking stick in honour of his being the best clown, the biggest fool. It was to be given only to the one who was the greatest fool. One day, as the king was dying, the clown came to visit him. The clown asked the king what preparations he had made for heaven. “None,” he answered. Then solemnly the clown gave the king the walking stick remarking, “You are the greatest fool!”

Questions:

Late in his life King Saul said, “I have played the fool.” Jesus called the rich farmer, who only thought of earthly gain a fool. The person who does not prepare for heaven is a fool. Are you ready for heaven?

Now is the time to prepare for heaven! We cannot boast of what we will do tomorrow. Jesus commanded us to “lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven” [Matthew 6:19-21]. What do you think that this means and what treasures have you laid up in heaven?