If you have traveled around the world, you must have seen some breathtaking places, but heaven is the most stunning and marvelous creation of God.
Heaven is not a mythical place, but the holy dwelling of the Lord Most High.
We cannot even begin to comprehend its splendor and only those who have received Jesus will spend eternity with Him there.
Here is a list of 5 things about heaven that will surprise you:
1. No sinner will enter heaven
As human beings, it is impossible to stop ourselves from falling into sin without the help of God. The ugliness of sin has been responsible for many turning their backs on God and living wayward lives.
But now that we will be in heaven where we have a holy God there will be no trace of sin because He hates sin. Revelation 21:27 “But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
2. We will be working
The Bible says 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).
God, is a worker and He is always at work even today, Jesus said, “My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I, too, am working” (John 5:17).
Jesus was never idle on the earth but was always at work. “‘My food,’ Jesus said, ‘is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work'” (John 4:34).
If we serve a God who is never idle, we will also have work to do in heaven that will be satisfying and fulfilling.
3. We will not become angels
After we die, we will not become angels in heaven as some people imagine the case to be.
“The same person who becomes absent from his or her body becomes present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).
4. We will have emotions
In the Bible we read about how God loves, laughs, takes delight and rejoices over His children. He also gets angry, happy, jealous and rebukes people.
We are created in the image of God and so we will still be experiencing emotions in heaven also. People will laugh there (Luke 6:21).
But the Bible says that there will be no more suffering or mourning in heaven. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4)
5. We will meet loved ones again
In the Bible, we read about the apostle Paul anticipating being with the Thessalonians in heaven, and meeting all his loved ones again.
In heaven we will reunite with our loved ones as taught in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18.
“14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
What a comfort to know we will meet with our loved ones once again on those beautiful streets of gold in heaven.