Does the Bible describe Heaven?
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In answer to your question; We are given a description of the Heavenly City in the 21st and 22nd chapters of Revelation. Jesus said “in My Father’s House are many mansions” (or rooms). The Bible does not tell us how these individual rooms will be adorned but we can be sure that it will far surpass anything that we can imagine. It does however describe the precious stones that will make up the twelve foundations, the gates of solid pearl, the streets of gold, and more. Heaven is far greater than anything that you or I can even begin to imagine. Heaven will not be like life on this earth. We will not get bored there. We will never lack anything and there will never be any pain, disappointment or sorrow of any kind. We will not be spending our days floating on clouds and strumming harps as many artists have depicted. The Bible makes clear that God will have work for us to do though it does not tell us in detail what this work will involve. Though the Bible does not answer all of our questions about Heaven it does tell us that it will be a place of supreme happiness and joy. The Bible says “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for us” (I Corinthians 2:9). Yes, Heaven is forever, but there will not be “time” in Heaven as we know it. The Bible says “there shall be time no longer” (Revelation 10:6). In Heaven we will have no sense of time, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). We will never run out of things to do, see, and experience in Heaven. We will have all of eternity to explore the wonders of all His creations and experience the incomparable depths of His Love. The most important thing is that you can go there. God loves you so much that He wants you to be with Him forever. Jesus Christ came into the world to make that possible. Eternal life with Jesus can be yours if you will open your heart and give your life to Him today.
- Mark Shutts