As Christian believers, we often wonder what our first glimpse of heaven will be like and what new sights we will behold in that amazing and wonderful place.
The Bible is full of verses about Heaven including how to get there and what it will be like. Here is an in-depth study of the Scriptures, and we hope to answer some of your questions about that wonderful place.
1. Will we miss our old lives in heaven
The Bible tells us that we will retain memories of our life on earth, to a degree, including our personalities and our level of spiritual maturity we obtain while on earth.
We also are told from the Bible that we will retain our identities, for example, the Lord promised that the 12 Apostles would rule over the 12 tribes of Israel in the Kingdom: Matt. 19:27 Then Peter said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?”
Matt. 19:28 And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Similarly, the Bible speaks of King David being resurrected and reigning over Israel in the Kingdom under Christ’s authority. Speaking of the Millennial Kingdom, Ezekiel says: Ezek. 37:24 “My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.
Ezek. 37:25 “They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons’ sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.”
2. We will not become angels in heaven
Many people believe that when they die they will become angels in heaven, but that is wrong.
Human beings are a unique creation made by God, and angels are another. Psalm 8:5 says, “You have made them [human beings] a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”
God separates humans from angels. Even in the case of children dying and going to heaven they do not become angels when they die.
Let us look at another verse: 1 Corinthians 6:3, here the apostle Paul explains to the people of Corinth how people will judge angels.
3. What work will people do in heaven?
Many people wonder what we would be doing in heaven? We think that work will be ruled out in heaven because the Bible describes Heaven as an eternal destination for all true believers and as a place of rest.
Yet the Bible clearly teaches that when God created Adam, he “took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15). Work has always been a part of God’s agenda.
God, is also a worker. He didn’t create the world and then retire. Jesus said, “My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I, too, am working” (John 5:17).
Jesus found great satisfaction in His work. “‘My food,’ Jesus said, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work'” (John 4:34).
We will also have work to do there, and it will be an enriching work that we will look forward to.
Our God is a worker, and we are made in His image and we’re made to work. We are creators and we fulfill our goals to God’s glory.