Last time I talked about hell. Now I’ll go in the other direction – heaven.Max Lucado says in the 3:16 workbook, “God, inherently holy, must exclude evil from His new universe.”
That’s one way of looking at heaven.
Another way is: All God. All the time.
What do we know about heaven?
Jesus has gone there to prepare a place for us.
It seems to be “up” (Jesus’ ascended into heaven).
We know what it won’t be from Revelation.
Who goes there?
Mark 16:16 is clear – “He who believes and is baptized will be saved.” John 3:16 elaborates on this – “for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Heaven’s citizens are there because they believed in the one and only Son of God.
What happens there?
Is there good news?
If by worshiping we mean what happens here, then maybe not! The Good News is that we will live there. I mean "live" in the sense of really living life to the fullest.
What does this mean for you?
We need to know two things:
1. Are we going to heaven. How can we know for sure?
2. If we know for sure, what do we do in the mean time?
All God. All the time. This is life now and life forever. But we haven’t even scratched the surface of what that means. I hope you’ll want to find out. This week we’ll have a chance to understand the depth of God’s love for us and that will help us get a better picture of heaven.