By: Robert Serreyn
Question? What will our eternal heavenly home be like also please explain Christ reign here on earth?
Our eternal home in heaven is REALLY beyond human description, ALL our INFOMATION about what the heaven is like comes from PRIMARILY from the Book of Revelation where the Lord Jesus gave the Apostle John a glimpse into heaven.
Earlier in the life of the Apostle John, he wrote down the words that Jesus had spoke to him and the other diciples in John Chp. 14:2-3.
(John 14:2-4) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Jesus had explained that there ARE many mansion in heaven, they exsist NOW, then Jesus explained that he was going to PREPARE a place for them, HOW??? by going to the cross to die NOT ONLY for their sins but also for the sins of the WHOLE world so that EVERYONE by just BELIEVING (Trusting in Alone) that Christ went to the cross DIED, and shed his blood, was BURIED and Three days later AROSE from the dead as the COMPLETE PAYMENT for there sins WOULD HAVE evelasting life.
(1 John 2:2) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
The word REPENTANCE in the Greek is METANOIA and means “CHANGE YOUR MIND” not turn from sin or to be sorry for sin.
The Lord wants the person to CHANGE their mind from what they once thought or believed that took them to heaven to BELIEVING (Trusting in Alone) that ONLY through the DEATH, BURIAL, and RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ gets them to heaven.
ANYTHING other than Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31 is WORKS and is a FALSE GOSPEL.
(Galatians 1:8,9) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (9) As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Then Jesus told them in verse 3 that when he would depart to heaven that he would come back again speaking twofold #1 his Resurrection to walk this earth for forty days and #2 about his second coming AFTER the seven year tribulation period.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are PRIMARILY Old Testament Books so they NEVER knew anything about the Rapture, or the Church Age in which we live in now.
The Rapture and the Church Age was NOT revealed until the Apostle Paul reaveled it by Divine Revelation.
At the beginning of this question I said that the description of what heaven would be like is PRIMARILY given in The Book Of Revelation
The INFORMATION that the Apostle John was given is as follows:
(Revelation 21:9-27) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.(10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,(11) Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; (12) And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:(13) On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.(14) And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.(15) And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.(16) And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.(17) And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.(18) And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.(19) And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;(20) The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.(21) And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.(22) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.(23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.(24) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.(25) And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.(26) And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.(27) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
(Revelation 22:1-5) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.(2) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.(3) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:(4) And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.(5) And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
The DESCRIPTION of this Eternal Heavenly Home that ALL believers will live in one day is REALLY beyond human description.
The demensions of this New Jerusalem is HUGE in comparison, It is about Three Fourths the size of the United States, the streets are made of Gold so pure that they are transparent as glass, just amazing and I am sure that we are GIVEN ONLY a very BREIF description of this PERFECT CITY of God because our finite human minds COULD NOT comprehend the vastness of it.
At the end of the Seven Year Tribulation Period Jesus Christ is COMING BACK with us to REIGN for One Thousand Years and for eternity, this will be the ONLY time there will be PERFECT peace on this earth, there will be NO MORE wars, or Crime it will be an ABSOLUTE PARADISE here on this earth, and the Lord Jesus will reign from the Throne of David in Jerusalem and King David will also be his (Christ) Second in Command, and we also will be kings and priest unto Christ to help police, and govern ect over the christians that had made it alive through to the end of the Seven Year Tribulation Period to enter the Millennium Kingdom.
(Jude 1:14,15) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. (15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
(Revelation 1:6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
ALTHOUGH we have been GIVEN a sufficient yet BRIEF information and description of heaven, we will be AMAZED at the activity and the very vastness of this heavenly home that awaits everyone of us that have placed our Trust ALONE in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ for OUR salvation.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH
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