The New Heaven and the New Earth
God has established an eternal home for His children where there will be no sickness or dying. Former sorrows will not be remembered as His children spend eternity in His presence, rejoicing in the New Jerusalem.
Can you imagine a holy city? It will be a community where no one lied, no shady business deals were ever discussed, no unclean movies or pictures were seen. The New Jerusalem will be holy because everyone in it will be holy. Whatever discouraging or dark thoughts enter our minds today will be erased. — Escape the Coming Night
What Will We Do in Heaven?
We will never grow bored! We will sing (Revelation 15:3-5). Those who could never carry a tune on earth will be able to sing in heaven and never grow weary of exalting the name of the King of Kings. We’ll serve perfectly, enabled by the power that is able to conform all things to the pleasure of His sovereign will (Revelation 1:1; Revelation 7:3; Revelation 10:7; Revelation 11:18; Revelation 15:3; Revelation 19:5; Revelation 22:6). We’ll share unbroken fellowship (Revelation 19:9, Hebrews 12:22-24) with angels, members of the Church, God, Jesus, and the spirits of just men made perfect.
Never again will we have to say good-bye to a loved one or give a farewell party.
God has different things for different people to do. God made each of us unique with a special ministry and responsibility. Each of us in our own right has a purpose and design for what God has called us to do. There are many distinct groups in Heaven, all unique in their responsibility before God. For instance, the twenty-four elders are crowned, enthroned, and seated (Revelation 4:10; Revelation 11:16). The 144,000 from the Tribulation have no crowns or thrones and are standing up and singing a song that no one else knows (Revelation 14:3). The song of the 144,000 sounds like great rushing waters and loud peals of thunder. It is joy filled (Revelation 14:2).
When we get to Heaven, we are going to praise God in every conceivable way.
Excerpted with permission from The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah, copyright Dr. David Jeremiah.
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