DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU “REALLY” WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN ? REALLY?

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
Rev.4:1,2

Everyone says they want to go to heaven when they die, but do they really? Have you ever thought about heaven? Have you ever really thought about what makes heaven, well, heaven? Is it the eternal part, the no more tears part, or the no poverty or sickness part? If the reason you want to go there is not Jesus Himself, you may want to reconsider. Heaven is heaven because Jesus is there. It will actually be an eternal unveiling of the glory of Christ. If you have not fallen in love with Him here, heaven may not be the place for you. John Piper talked about the greatness of heaven in his book “God’s Passion for His Glory”. Check out this glimpse of the attraction of heaven.

“Heaven will be a never-ending, ever-increasing discovery of more and more of God’s glory with greater and ever-greater joy in him. If God’s glory and our joy in him are one, and yet we are not infinite as he is, then our union with him in the all-satisfying experience of his glory can never be complete, but must be increasing with intimacy and intensity forever and ever. The perfection of heaven is not static. Nor do we see at once all there is to see—for that would be a limit on God’s glorious self-revelation, and therefore, his love. Yet we do not become God. Therefore, there will always be more, and the end of increased pleasure in God will never come.”

Heaven will be a place of ever increasing joy, but not just any joy. This will be an ever increasing joy in God Himself. When you received Christ into your life, you received the first taste of what heaven will be like. It is like nothing this world can offer you. In this life we see shadows or glimpses of His Glory, in the life to come we will be stunned by the Glory of His Majesty. We see hints of what it will be like in our earthly relationships, things like fatherly affection, the loyalty of a lifelong spouse, the joy of parenthood or the contentment being a grandfather. These are just shadows pointing to the real. The day is coming when we will put off these earthly bodies and put on the heavenly, now we see through a glass darkly, but then, face to face. The coming of the Lord is drawing near, the end of the age is at hand. Have you made preparations for the life to come?

2 Replies to “DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN?”

  1. A couple of years ago I had a dream that I was in heaven, with who I perceived to be Jesus and 3 women. I could not make out any faces at first, and the ones I thought to be women had on robes that extended over their heads. I was almost immediately hit with a total sensory overload (thats the best I can try and describe it) It was like the best ,most exciting thing that ever took your breath away, sent you into a state of overwhelming happiness, made you cry for joy, and made your whole body buzz, tingle, and limp all at the same time. It was an overwhelming, never been experienced euphoria times one hundred. And what also amazed me was that this (atmosphere) was constant the whole time I was there and even a little in my awakening. As I woke up, my first thoughts were, heaven especially in the presence of God, Jesus or The Holy Spirit, had a way of penetrating every part of my existence. I have a feeling some born again x drug users, when they get to heaven, will get a good laugh about what the devil had them believing was the best and most high. No comparison and no down time! I definitely agree that in this world we only see shadows and glimpses of what God is all about .

  2. Tes i want to go to heaven Hell? no i wont go! all because of my savior and lord Jesus It will be just great to get to hang out with him. i dont think we will be looking at all on our past experiences, like we do now at times we will be so one with the father son and holy spirit unseperated not like now because of us still being in this corupt flesh, this will all be done away with all tears will be wiped away, all our suffering will be remembered no more, we will be caught up in his glory and love unspeakable and full of glory! Hell? no i wont go! Heaven Jesus And God and their joy and glory thats what i want . Just think about it so good eye has not seen ear heard what is prepared for those that love the lord the angles even want to look into this! I know if I croke down here or if im taken up it dont matter, even if the bears get me out hunting them, what ever gets this old flesh this is a promise to all of us that love and live for our Lord we will go be with him it will be completed on earth but just starting there, i hope i behave myselve and not tease moses too much he would probly get me, just kidding! get to hang out with all those before us, the heros of faith all of us just loving and being loved by the lord good stuff!

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