Weekly Devotional

5 Facts About Heaven

Have you ever thought about Heaven and wondered if it’s real? Heaven is a real place.

Written by Dan Lee on 08/06/2014

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” Revelation 21:1

Heaven is Real

Have you ever thought about Heaven and wondered if it’s real? Heaven is a real place. God’s Word, the Bible, is full of facts about Heaven. Let’s look at five facts about heaven and learn more about what our eternal lives will be like.

1. We Receive Heavenly Bodies

In Heaven, we will have brand new bodies. When Christ returns, our bodies will be resurrected (John 5:28-29). In those glorified bodies, free from sin and selfishness, we will live forever with God in Heaven.

2. God Will Make a New Heaven and New Earth

Just as our bodies will be made new, so will the earth. Though the Earth now suffers from the results of sin, Paul tells us that “the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).

Revelation 21:1 says “I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away”. This will happen sometime in the future. Heaven and earth will become one, and God’s eternal kingdom will be established on a brand new, purified earth. This is the New Heaven and New Earth we look forward to.

3. We Will See God in Heaven

The best thing about Heaven is that it is God’s dwelling place. Revelation 21:3 says, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.'" The sinfulness that prevents us from being able to see God and live (Exodus 33:20) will be gone, and we will gaze at the most wonderful, beautiful Being in existence.

4. There is No Pain or Sadness in Heaven

While on Earth, we experience pain and sadness. The good news is, after we get to heaven we’ll never experience pain again! Revelation 21:4 says, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’”

5. There is a “Temporary” Heaven

Until God makes the new heaven and new earth, believers who die will still enter God’s presence. The Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:8, “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

Now that you know how to get to heaven, and what heaven will be like, share the amazing news with others.


Pray this week:

For your family to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and be with you in Heaven.


So do you think Heaven is a real place? Why or why not? Talk about Heaven with another believer.

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