What Will Heaven Be Like?

Many questions have been asked about heaven. Every religion in the world has a different idea about what heaven is. In fact, some even deny that there is a life after death, either heaven or hell. Others say that we are just reincarnated into our next life here on earth. Still others say that when we die, we just cease to exist.

However, most people have a feeling deep downside that there is some kind of existence  after death. This is because we all have a spirit and that spirit is eternal, it will never cease to exist. And unless we have completely suppressed it, our spirit will inform us that there is a life after we die here on the earth.

God Tells Us About Heaven

God has not left us in the dark about what lies ahead after we die. We don’t have to guess about it. We can know what God has prepared for those who love Him. He has revealed it all to us in His Holy Bible.

We can know a lot about heaven. All we have to do is to study and accept what the Bible says about a life after death. And when you do so, you will be amazed at what God has planned for those who love Him. Of course, you will also find out about what lies ahead for those who do not love Him. But that must wait for another article.

Heaven Will Be Different Than Life Here On The Earth

First of all, heaven is a spiritual environment, not a physical one. We cannot really understand a spiritual environment if all we know about is a physical environment. Yet, God has given us some clues.

Philip. 3:21 (NIV) tells us that Jesus “will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” This is referring to His body that He had after His resurrection. And what was He able to do after His resurrection?

He instantly appeared and disappeared as He did with the men from Emmaus. He instantly appeared in the room with His disciples. He did not need to come through the closed door. In other words, our spiritual body will not have any limitations as our physical body does.

Jesus could also eat as He did with His disciples by the seashore. So many of the pleasures we now enjoy we will also enjoy in heaven. There is a lot to look forward to.

Heaven Is For Those Who Love God

We need to understand that we are talking about loving Almighty God. The One that the Bible calls Jehovah. This has nothing to do with Buddha, Allah, or the god of any other religion. There is only one God and one heaven and that is the God of the Bible. If you do not believe this, then you are telling the God who created you that you want nothing to do with Him.

And if you want nothing to do with Him now, you certainly will not want anything to do with Him after you die. Thus, don’t expect to find yourself in heaven when you die.

God has even made it easy for us to love Him. All we have to do is to accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and He will put this love for Him foremost in our heart. We will have a desire to want to live with Him forever in His heaven.

People Have Testified As To What Heaven Is Like

One of the best places to read and hear about these testimonies is on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” website. Here you will be able to read articles and hear testimonies of people who have died, gone to heaven, and have returned to the earth.

Another place to hear testimonies of heaven, and even hell, is www.cbn.com. In fact, they have a DVD that you can get that is full of testimonies. It is called “Life Beyond the Grave.” Everyone needs to get this DVD.

I know, many have tried to explain away these experiences as hallucinations, drug induced visions, wishful thinking, etc. However, they report too many similarities to explain them away like this. They also have reported many surprises that they didn’t expect. For instance, they immediately saw relatives and other people that they knew here on the earth.

They have also reported different experiences. Some have reported seeing a city paved with streets of gold. Others have reported that they experienced grass, trees and other things we have on the earth. However, these elements they experienced demonstrated heavenly characteristics instead of earthly ones.

I believe that we will experience all the wonderful things we experience here on the earth, except that there is no decay, no death, nothing that brings sadness like here on the earth.

Will Everyone Get to Heaven?

This is a question that has been debated down through the ages. Yet, if we really stop to think about it, we can come to the correct answer. If everyone who has ever lived on the earth goes to heaven, what will heaven be like? Will it be any different than it is now here on the earth?

God created heaven for those who love Him. God created heaven so that He could share His great love with another creation who was just like Himself. Remember what Genesis 1:26 (NIV) says: “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” God created us with the ability to have the same love for others as He has for us.

Yes, He created us as free creatures so we could have that capability of loving. But as free creatures we also have the ability to reject that love as well as reject the one who created us. That is why we are here on the earth. We are now making the free choice as to whether we want to freely choose to love and follow God or to reject Him.

Will everyone get to heaven? No! Only those who freely choose to love God and desire to live according to how He created us to live.

Will God Change Us So We Can Live In Harmony?

Liberal Christians say that God will change us when we get to heaven so that we can all live in harmony with each other. My question is: if God is going to change us after we get to heaven, why doesn’t He do it right now? It would eliminate a great deal of hardship and sadness that we are experiencing in this present time.

If God has the ability to make us all into “good” people and He is not doing it, He must not love us very much. He must enjoy watching all the evil and hardships that people are inflicting on each other.

No, the truth is that God created us as free creatures. We have the ability and the obligation to choose the type of life we want to live.  We choose right now whether we want to live with God or apart from God. God will not take that freedom away from us.

For God to change us after we get to heaven, it would mean that He will have to take away our free will. If He takes away our free will, we will no longer be the creatures that He created us to be.

If God takes away our free will, we will no longer have the capacity to freely love. We would not be able to fulfill the reason the God created us in the first place and that is to love and have fellowship with Him.

What Choice Have You made?

What have you decided to do with your life? Have you decided to fulfill your destiny and freely choose to love and live like God designed you to live? Or have you rejected your destiny and chosen to live apart from God, doing your own thing. If it is the later, don’t expect to find yourself in heaven when you die. If you choose to not follow God now, you will not follow Him into heaven.

However, if you do freely choose to follow God right now, you will follow Him right into His heaven when you die.

How can you be sure that you have made the right choice. God has made it very easy for us. All we have to do is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. If you have not yet done this, go to How To Life Forever and make your decision.

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