Anyone can go to Heaven if he/she will obey the will of the Father (Matt. 7:21).
To live in Heaven should be the desire of every person. Heaven is a wonderful,
glorious and beautiful place. Let us notice some reasons why Heaven is such
a beautiful place.
Heaven is beautiful because it is HOME for the child of God. We are pilgrims, strangers in this life (Heb. 11:13). Our stay on earth is only temporal (Heb. 9:27). It is in that future home where happiness will be found and hope fulfilled (1 Cor. 15:19). This earth is not our home, we are just passing through to a better and more beautiful home, heaven.
Heaven is beautiful because it is ETERNAL. According to Matthew 25:46, it is the righteous who will be rewarded with life eternal. As children of God we will have eternal rest in heaven (Rev. 14:13). The blessings and benefits of heaven will never cease. The beauty of heaven will continue because it is eternal.
Heaven is beautiful because it is a place of wonderful ASSOCIATIONS. In heaven we will be able to enjoy eternal fellowship with the Godhead (John 14:1-6; 1 Cor. 15:23-25). We will also enjoy fellowship with the godly of all ages (Matt. 25:31-46; Heb. 11). How wonderful and beautiful that fellowship will be because of the associations there.
Heaven is beautiful because it is a place of VICTORY. In this life, we can have victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:57). In heaven we will enjoy final eternal victory. We will have victory forever over death, the Devil, darkness, despair, discouragement, distress, disappointments, danger and even disobedience (Rev. 21:1-8). How wonderful it will be, knowing that one day we will have victory over these things.
Heaven is beautiful because it will be the END. In this life there is indifference (Rev. 3:15-16), immorality (Gal. 5:19-21), and immaturity (Heb. 5:12-14). In heaven all these will end. Irreverence, ignorance, ill-will and ingratitude will not be in heaven. How wonderful and beautiful heaven is going to be without these things.
Heaven is beautiful because of its NATURE. It is a promised place for the people of God. Peter states in 1 Peter 1:4 it is the Christian’s inheritance. This inheritance Peter says is “incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.” This inheritance does not decay, is not defiled, is not dull and is definite.
Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people (John 14:1-3). To prepare, one must have faith (Heb. 11:6), repent of sins (Luke 13:3), confess Christ (Matt. 10:32-33), be baptized (Mark 16:16) and then live a faithful and dedicated life (Rev. 2:10).
Begin now to prepare for this wonderful, glorious and beautiful place called heaven.
By Jerry Joseph
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