Heaven Is Real

BIBLE FACTS ABOUT HEAVEN

1.Heaven is being prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself

[JESUS]: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. JOHN 14:3

2.Heaven is Not an eternal home for good persons, but for every Born-again Christian

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. JOHN 3:3

3.Heaven is a City, the most glorious ever built

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates…and the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. REVELATION 21:10-12A & 18-19

4.The Bible name for his heavenly city is called the New Jerusalem

And I… saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God REVELATION 21:2

5.Heaven is in the shape of a cube, with the length, width and height each being equal and about 1,400 miles each

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. REVELATION 21:16

            6.The City of Heaven rests upon 12 layers of foundation stones,                   each a different precious gem

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. REVELATION 21:19-20

7.Each foundation Has one of the names of the twelve Apostles on It

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. REVELATION 21:14

   8.The wall that stands around the whole city is approximately 216 feet high          and made of pure Jasper

And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, and the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. REVELATION 21:17 & 18

9.The wall of the city of Heaven has 12 gates, three on each side of the four walls  and each gate is made of solid Pearl

…a wall great and high, and had twelve gates…and the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl…                  REVELATION 21:12 & 21

10.On each gate in the wall of Heaven are the name of one of the twelve tribes          of Israel and an angel stands guard at each gate 

And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel… REVELATION 21:12

11.The twelve gates of pearl will never be shut

And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day… REVELATION 21:25

12.The River of Life is in the city to insure everlasting life

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. REVELATION 22:1

13.The Tree of Life is there to insure abundant life. It bears its fruit every month 

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. REVELATION 2:7 & 22:2

14.The Throne of God occupies the Central Palace 

…behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God. REVELATION 4:2 & 22:1

             15.The Throne of God is likened to wheels of burning fire                              with an emerald rainbow canopy

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. DANIEL 7:9
…there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. REVELATION 4:3

             16.The Throne of God is surrounded by 24 small thrones                             and four special angels that worship God continually

And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. REVELATION 4:4 & 8

17.The Main Street of the city Is composed of transparent gold

…and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. REVELATION 21:21

18.The city is not lit by the sun but is enlightened with God's continual Glory

Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal……and the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light… REVELATION 21:11 & 23 & 22:5
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. PSALM 50:2
Father, I will that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me.  JOHN 17:24

19.Heaven is a place of absolute holiness, beauty, unity, perfection and joy 

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. REVELATION 21:27
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. PSALM 50:2
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him… EPHESIANS 1:10
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 1st CORINTHIANS 13:10
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. PSALM 16:11

20.Heaven is an eternal and never-ending place

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. JOHN 3:15
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. PSALM 23:6

21.In Heaven there are no tears, pain, sickness or death

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.     And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.                        REVELATION 7:17 & 21:4 & 22:2
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. ISAIAH 25:8
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1st CORINTHIANS 15:26

22.There is no more thirst or hunger in Heaven

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. REVELATION 7:16

23.In Heaven, God’s home, there is no more sin or judgment upon sin

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him…    REVELATION 21:27 & 22:3

24.Heaven has no night and there is no need of the Sun or Moon for light

And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. REVELATION 21:25 & 22:5 & 21:23

25.The Father, Son and Holy Spirit will be there

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. DANIEL 7:9
And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.     And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. REVELATION 4:2-3 & 5:6
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.     And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. REVELATION 7:17 & 14:13
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. REVELATION 22:17

26.Heaven is shared by saved Israel and the Holy Angels 

For he [Abraham, the father of Jews] looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. HEBREWS 11:10 & 16
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. DANIEL 7:10
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels…    HEBREWS 12:22

LIVING IN HEAVEN

1.Everyone will live in a body that others in Heaven recognize

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.                                1st CORINTHIANS 13:12

2.Everyone’s body will be the same type as the body of Jesus has in heaven

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1st JOHN 3:2

3.People in their resurrected bodies can eat food as Jesus did in his  

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. JOHN 21:12-14

4. Even in the heavenly body, the spirit of the person still dominates their being  

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1st CORINTHIANS 15:44 & 49

                5.Life in Heaven is different than in the world because of                               no limitation of time, gravity or space  

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. JOHN 20:19 & 26

              6.Resurrected, or heavenly bodies do not grow old or wear out,                   but are eternal in nature 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2nd CORINTHIANS 5:1

7.The limitations and imperfections of the yet unredeemed earthly bodies of Born-again Christians cause believers to long for a completed work in their spiritual being

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 2nd CORINTHIANS 4:2-4

8.Not only is the spiritual body long lasting, it is everything glorious, fit to be in,      even in Heaven

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. ROMANS 8:18-19
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 1st CORINTHIANS 15:44 & 43

       9.The earthly marriage covenant is superceded by the Love for God and             all the saints in heaven, each becoming as the angels of God  

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. MATTHEW 22:30

10.There is Singing in Heaven

Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel. ISAIAH 44:23
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders….. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. REVELATION 14:3 & 15:2-3

        11.Learning about God and His Kingdom never ends. It is begun on earth             and continued forever in Heaven

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1st CORINTHIANS 13:9-10 & 12
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. REVELATION 7:17

12.God is continually served in Heaven

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.   REVELATION 7:15