Heaven is like a city– Hebrews 11:16 Men and women of Christian faith live for heaven. God has made a heavenly city for them. Hebrews 12:22-24 Heaven is the city of God (called the heavenly Jerusalem). 1000’s upon 1000’s of angels are there in joyful assembly. Believer’s names are written in heaven; their spirits will be perfect, and Jesus is there, the mediator of the New covenant.
In John 14:2-4, Jesus said to his disciples, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Fourteen things that heaven will lack from Revelation 21– 21:1– a sea 21:4– tears, death, sorrow, crying, and pain 21:12– fear 21:23– sun and moon 21:27– sin and evil 22:2– no physical or emotional disease 22:3– no remnant of the curse
Benefits we will have in heaven- John 20:19, 26 Unlimited by physical properties 1 Corinthians 13:12– vast knowledge 2 Corinthians 4:17– breath-taking glory Hebrews 4:1-11– reenergizing rest. From the book of Revelation: 7:9-12– vibrant worship 7:15b God will protect all believers and “spread his tent over them.” 7:16 There will be no hunger, thirst, or scorching heat 7:17 The Lamb will lead us to springs of water 21:3,7, 22– nonstop camaraderie with God 21:5– everlasting newness 21:11,21– inexpressible beauty 21:12- perfect safety 21:12,14– complete unity among believers 21:27– infinite holiness 21:16– staggering size 21:18-21– incalculable riches 21:23– perpetual light 22:2– unceasing fruit from the tree of life 22:3– creative opportunities to serve God 22:5– eternal privileges of rule.
We will be busy serving God in heaven– Revelation 7:15 We will serve God day and night in his temple in heaven.
Jesus, our great shepherd, will personally attend to us in heaven– Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, he will lead believers to springs of living water.
For extra tips on what heaven will be like, read Randy Alcorn’s book: Heaven
Remember: if we are believers, we are strangers on this earth and Heaven is our TRUE home.