logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Christian Living Site

BellaOnline's Christian Living Editor

g

What is Heaven ?


Life is fragile. It can end at any time without warning. We may be going about daily activities and chores one minute and in the next be face-to-face with a much more urgent concern - death.
According to the Bible, this life, that we treasure, is only a speck on an eternal time-line of God's divine scheme.
King David says, in Psalm 144:4, that man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
James, in James 4:14, asks "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."
This makes our life seem short and insignificant doesn’t it?

So what comes after this breath or mist that we call life?
Hebrews 4:9 says that there is a special rest waiting for the people of God.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, I have always been assured that after I die, I will be in Heaven with God.
According to the dictionary, Heaven is
The abode of God, the angels and
the spirits of the righteous after death.

This is interesting but not
something I can get my mind around.

Jesus assures us in John 14:2,3 that there will be room for all of us because there are many homes in Heaven. He went there to prepare a place for us and, at the right time, He will return to take us there Himself.

The Apostle John had a vision of heaven that he recorded in the Book of Revelation. He saw God sitting on the throne with the appearance of jasper (a clear stone resembling a diamond) and carnelian.(translucent ruby red quartz.) The throne was encircled by an emerald green rainbow. Revelation 4

He also saw a pure river, clear as crystal, with the water of life, flowing from the throne and going right down the main street. On each side of the river there grew a tree of life, each bearing a fresh crop of fruit every month. The leaves of the trees were used for medicine to heal the nations.

The gates of God’s holy city never close. We will come and go as we please. There is no night in Heaven for light emanates from the Father and the Son.

This sounds incredible but it is something that I can begin to picture.

There is more. Read “Will I be Happy in Heaven?”
cover
Snapshots Of Heaven

Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Twitter Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Facebook Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to MySpace Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Del.icio.us Digg What+is+Heaven+%3F Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Yahoo My Web Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Google Bookmarks Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Stumbleupon Add What+is+Heaven+%3F to Reddit



 



Death and Eternal Life
Born Again
The Busy Woman's Bible Study
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Christian Living Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lynne Chapman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lynne Chapman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lynne Chapman for details.

g


g features
3 Wise Men

Christmas Meditation

Happy or Holy ?

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor