For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Most Americans, whether they attend church or not, believe in a place called heaven. Gallup Poll recently revealed that 78 percent of Americans expect to go to heaven when they die.
Heaven Is A Place Prepared for Prepared People: John 14:1-3
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
1. There will be a new heaven and earth .
2. There will be new people . Revelation 21:3-8
3. There will be a new Jerusalem . Revelation 9:27
4. There will be a new paradise . Revelation 22:1-5
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand (Psalm 16:11).
Heaven Is a Place of Untold Beauty and Perfection: Revelation 21:10-23
AAnd he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15AThe angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man’s measurement, which the angel was using. 18The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. 22I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
1. A perfect house . John 14:3
2. A perfect life . 1 John 3:3
3. A perfect fellowship . Revelation 19:9
Heaven Will Be a Place of Glorious Rewards: Luke 6:22-23
1. A crown of life . James 1:12
2. A crown of righteousness . 2 Timothy 4:8
3. A crown incorruptible . 1 Corinthians 9:25
4. A crown of rejoicing . 1 Thessalonians 2:19
5. A crown of glory . 1 Peter 5:2-4