Heaven


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Heaven; the most perfect, joyful thing for a devout Catholic to look forward to. The following is from biblia.com/heaven/ Enjoy!

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**Heaven is a reality, a fact, according to the Bible and Koran, and according to 3,000 million Christians, Muslims, and Jews... every professed Christian, Muslim, and Jew admits the existence of eternal Heaven in the several sites of the [Internet.]("http://biblia.com/heaven/heaven.htm#Other sites on Heaven:#Other sites on Heaven:")**

** St. Francis of Assisi was asked: “The birds are happy in the air, the fish are happy in the water, even the insects look happy on earth… but many men look unhappy… why?”… St. Francis answered: “Because birds, fish, and animals were made for this earth… that’s all to them!.. but men were made to something greater than this universe… they were made for Heaven!”…**

** St. Augustine puts it this way: We came from God, we go to God, and we will never be completely happy until we rest fully in God.**

** Actually, without Heaven, the life of men on earth is the greatest injustice: A ball player makes millions, while a mother makes nothing!.. a singer makes a million in an hour, while a mine worker makes peanuts in a year… crooks are honored, and honest people ignored… to be famous, all day on TV and the newspapers, you just have to commit a horrible crime…**

** Whatever we consider to be a joy here on earth, honor, pleasure, welth, glory, will be heightened millions of times beyond anything we can conceive when we get to Heaven. **

** Paul puts it this way: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (I Cor.2:9)… all humans put together can’t imagine even a glimpse of Heaven, because this earth is like an atom compared with the universe, and the whole universe is like an atom compared with Heaven!.. so, the previous “heightened millions of times” is very generous… “heightened trillions of times” would be a more accurate expression!.**

** Heaven is the dwelling place of God and the eternal joyful abode of the blessed dead, a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God, a place or condition of utmost happiness… the term Heaven** has come to designate both the happiness and the abode of just in the next life.

** We are told in the Bible that Christ will give us new glorious bodies. Resurrection bodies. We are told that those bodies will be like Christ’s glorious body …**


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** … After the resurrection what was Christ’s body like?: It was real. It was corporal. But it was no longer susceptible to disease or death. Christ’s body was no longer governed by the laws of this universe. He could appear, disappear. You and I will be given glorious resurrection bodies like Christ. We will be like Christ; but without any delusions of deity. We will no longer be susceptible to disease, death, sin. Our weakness will be traded in for strength. Death for life. Humility for glory, with fullness of love and joy and peace… (1Cor.15:51-55, 2Cor.3:18).**

** Heaven is described in the Bible as "the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: **"Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God… “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.” (Rev.19:1-3, 7:9-12).

** The Bible talks about streets of gold as clear as crystal diamond and walls made out of precious stones and huge peals (Rev.21:18-21). All sorts of images immediately come to mind when we mention Heaven. More than anything else, Heaven is a spiritual condition where one spiritual being is in touch with another spiritual being, and there is total communication and fellowship, all of it in face to face with God.**

** “We are citizens of Heaven”, cries out Paul (Phil.3:20)…**

** William Shakespeare proclaims Heaven as our treasury of everlasting life… to live for ever!..**

** It certainly seems like a good idea to talk about Heaven, meditate about Heaven and read about Heaven, because, after all, that’s where we’re going to spend eternity. It’s an important place – our eternal home. So it’s only natural to want to know what it’s like and what we’re going to be like when we get there.**

** If we live on earth thinking on Heaven, certainly we will be more generous and peaceful and happier… because he who trusts in God will have love and joy and peace on earth, and on top of it, he will go to eternal Heaven after a blessed death… but he who lives trusting only in the nothingness of himself, will live in fear and doubts, he may even have an inconsolable tooth ache, and eventually, no matter what, he will actually decay and die… and on top of it, he will go to eternal Hell!.**

** Where is there a country without sin, crime, lawlessness, bloodshed, disease, death, sorrow and heartache? Heaven is a country in which there is the absence of all that is common to any land, for in God’s country there are no barriers, no walls or curtains to divide; no race barrier; no soldiers because there are no wars; no policemen because there is no crime or sin; no undertakers because there are no graves; no physicians because germs, fevers, pestilence, diseases are unknown; no thieves because there is no darkness. Who would not yearn for this better and more desirable country in which there are no separations, no broken homes, no drunkards, no prisons, no hospitals, no beggars, no persons who are blind, deaf, dumb or destitute? What a country! Are you not homesick for Heaven?.. and, on top of it, it is eternal, not for just 60 or100 years, but for ever and ever, praise the Lord!.**


#3

One of the most beautiful verses in the Bible about Heaven is Rev.21:4: John says, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

** Death is but a passage out of a prison into a palace.**

** Socrates, long before Christ, said: “No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessing of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil.”**

** Living is death; dying is life. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans, on that, children; on this side, captives; on that, freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God. What we call life is a journey to death. What we call death is the gateway to life.**

** Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of Heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power. Let Heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. (Col.3:1-4).**


#4

1- In the New Testament:

The Bible is filled with references to Heaven, giving different names and expressions:

- Paradise Lk.23:43; 2 Cor.12:3; Rev.2:7... in 3 places
- The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2). 
- The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10). 
- The king of glory (Ps.24:7), Crown of Glory (I Pet.5:4) 
- The place of Abraham, in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk.16:19-31).
- Heaven is the dwelling place of God: Mt.5:16; 45; 6:1... (Gen.19:24; Deut.10:14; 1K.22:19; Ps.11:4)
- Jesus came down from heaven: Jn.3:13; 31; 6:38; 1Cor.15:47 
- Jesus ascended into heaven: Mk.16:19; Lk.24:50; Jn.20:17; Act.1:3-9; Eph.4:10; 1Pet.3:22 
- Jesus will return from heaven: Mt.10:23; 16:27; 19:28; 25:31; Act.1:11; 1Thess.4:13-18; 2Thess.1:7; 2 Pet.1:16; Rev.1:7; 20:11; 22:20 
- Heaven our home: Mt.5:12; 2Cor.5:1-5; Phil 3:20; Col 1:5; 1Pet 1:4 
- Christ will take us to heaven: Mt 24:31; Jn.14:2-3; 1Thess.4:16-17; 2Thess.2:1 
- Heaven intended for all mankind: 1Tim.2:4
- Not easy to attain: Prov.11:28; Mk.10:23-25; 1Cor.6:9; 1Pet.4:18 
- We should strive to attain heaven: Col.3:1; Heb.13:14
- Our bodies must first be changed: 1Cor.15:50-51; 1Thess.4:13-17
- Degrees of happiness in heaven: Mt.20:21; Jn.14:1-3 
- St. Paul taken to third heaven: 2Cor.12:2 

#5

**Other names of Heaven in the NT: **

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*]the kingdom of heaven (Matt.5:3)
*]great reward (Matt.5:12)
*]life (Matt.7:14)
*]life everlasting (Matt.9:16)
*]the kingdom of the Father (Matt.13:43)
*]the joy of the Lord (Matt.25:21)
*]eternal life (Matt.25:46)
*]the kingdom (Matt.25:34)
*]the kingdom of God (Mk.9:46)
*]the kingdom of Christ (Luk.22:30)
*]the house of the Father (Jn.14:2)
*]incorrupt crown (I Cor.9:25)
*]inheritance of Christ (Eph.1:18)
*]crown of justice (2Tim.4:8)
*]crown of life (James 1:12)
*]the holy place (Hebr.9:12)
*]eternal inheritance (Hebr.9:15)
*]Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebr.12:22)
*]The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2).
*]The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10).
*]the City (Rev.22:2-3)
*]heaven and heavens: in dozens of places:
Mt.3:16, 5:12,18,34, 6:9, 11:23, 16:1,2,19, 19:21, 21:25, 28:18
Mar.1:0, 16:19, Luk.4:25, 9:54, 10:20, 12:33, 12:56, 15:7, 24:51, Jn.1:51, 3:13, 6:31,32
Acts 3:21, 4:12, 7:49,56, 22:6
2Cor.5:1, 12:2, Eph.1:10, 3:15, 4:10, Phil.3:20, Col.1:16, 1Thes.1:10, 4:16, Heb.1:0,9:24, 10:34, 12:23,
Jam.5:12, 1Pet.1:4, 3:22, 2Pet.3:10,13, 1Jn.5:7, Rev.6:14, 12:7, 21:1-3
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#6

2- In the Old Testament:

** - **“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!” (Job 19:25).

** **- “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea”.(Isaiah 11:6-9)

** - "And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." **(Isaiah 25:6-8)


** - ***“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.***” **(Isaiah 60:19)

** - "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes." **(Hosea 13:14)


#7

Other quotations of Heaven in the OT:

- Gen.1:1, 11:4, 28:12, - Ex.20:22, - Dt.10:14, 30:12
- 1K.8:27, - 2Chr.2:6, 6:18, - Nehem.9:6, - Job 15:15, 22:12, 22:14, 26:11, 37:18, 38:33
- Psalms 8:3, 11:14, 19:1, 33:6, 50:6, 73:25, 89:6, 102:19,25, 103:11, 104:2, 108:4, 115:6, 139:8, 146:6
- Is.34:4, 40:12,22, 51:6, 55:9, 64:1, 65:17, 66:1,22 - Jer.10:2, 23:24, 31:37, Ez.32:7

There is a Heaven, God will bestow happiness and the richest gifts on all those who depart this life free from [original sin]("http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11312a.htm") and personal mortal sin, and who are, consequently, in the state of justice and friendship with God. 

Three Kinds of “Heaven” in the Bible:

The Bible tells about three kinds of Heavens:

**1- The First heaven:**

The first heaven is the atmosphere, a material heaven, the physical heavens of the sky and outer space, and it has its own hosts, like birds, planets, stars. And that's just natural.
Very tangible, yes. No matter how far out the Hubbell Space Telescope goes and how it maps the stars, it's never going to find the real Heaven of our eternity on the other side of the moon. It's just a physical reality.

**2- The Second heaven: **
The Second heaven is what Paul calls *"the heavenly places"* in Eph.6:12, a spiritual heaven around us today, as Paul puts it: *"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places"* (Eph.6:12).
 In this dimension of the Spirit, there are both angelic forces and godly forces, as well as demonic forces and powers.
This second heaven, spiritual atmosphere, that is cohabited by both good and evil, is a very, very small part of the cosmos. It really just surrounds this earth, the only rebellious and sinful place in the whole cosmos.

**3- The Third Heaven,** our real Heaven!:
The Third Heaven, the one that Paul was caught up into and he heard things and saw things there that could not be translated to the natural world, the third heaven is that place where God Himself dwells. *"I know a man in Christ (Paul himself) who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows. And I know that this man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows-- was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell."* (2Cor.12:1-4)
And the third Heaven isn't the same as the second heaven, because, remember, Lucifer, who used to be in the third Heaven, was cast from Heaven, and yet, everyone would acknowledge that Satan still inhabits the spiritual dimension. God cannot abide with evil, so there's no evil presence in the third Heaven.

#8

The City of Heaven,**
**description in the Bible

Heaven is described in the Bible as a Place, as a City: **"the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, the New Jerusalem" **(Heb.12:22, Rev.21:1-2, 10, Is.66:1-22).

We will never be able to understand and comprehend it, because the whole universe compared with Heaven is like a drop of water compared with the ocean…

However, the Bible makes a description of it for our imagination:

**1- It is a gigantic, enormous city**:

As big as the whole world known at that time, the whole Europe!... and tri-dimensional!:
  • “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God… The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.”* (Rev.21:2, 15-17)
12,000 stadia are about 1,400 miles, 2,2000 kilometers... The length of the whole world known at that time!... and the same length in high!... and it is not plane, but tri-dimensional... going up another 1,400 miles!...

**2- The Walls: **

Huge... and beautiful!:

** **“He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man’s measurement, which the angel was using. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst” (Rev.21:17-20)

Its thickness and high was about 200 feet (about 65 meters)... you have never even heard about a foundation of a Wall made with all kind of precious stones!... not just cement or plain stones, but chalcedonies, emeralds... the most beautiful precious stones known at that time... and millions of them!...

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**3- Twelve Gates:**

** **Incredible!.. each gate is a pearl of about 150 feet diameter!

“It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb… The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl” (Rev.21:12-14, 21)

The 12 gates are the symbol of the 12 tribes of Israel, and the 12 apostles... it is a universal City, with people coming from the north, south, east and west...

**4- The City itself is gorgeous:**

** **Not only great and high, but shining with the glory of God… brilliant like a most precious diamond… and the street made of pure gold… like the most pure, transparent, diamond glass… and the 1,400 miles of it!.. in length, wide, and high!..

*"And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal... The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass*"  (Rev.21:10-11, 21).

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5- The Lamb is its light… the splendor… the judge:

*The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life."* (Rev.21:23-27)

Use your imagination!.... no night... the most splendor light!... the inhabitants are only those written in the Lamb's book of life (Rev.20:11-15, Matt.25:31-46).

Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the Queen of Heaven, because the mother of the king is the queen mother in all the kingdoms.          

**6- It is eternal:**

*Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. ****The throne of God and of the Lamb **will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. Theywill see his face, ***and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." (Rev.22:1-5).

The Tree of Life, beside the River of Water of Life, first pictured in Eden (Gen.2:9-10)... Paradise restored!... Fullness of life flows from the the Father through the son, the Lamb, by the power of the spirit... later in Ezequiel 47:1-12, appears in his vision of Healing Waters... every desire is met in the kind of fruit available

... and Eternity!... this glorious term is so huge we will never can even imagine it, until we get into the City of God, into Heaven!... and in all of this the Lamb is focal!, praise the Lord!... 

#11

7- This is how John saw Heaven through an open door: In Rev.4:

  •    1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." *
    
  •    2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. *
    
  •    3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. *
    
  •    4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. *
    
  •    5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. *
    
  •    6 Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back* 
    
  •    7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. *
    
  •    8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." *
    
  •    9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, *
    
  •    10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: *
    
  •    11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." *
    

    In the center of the Throne the Lamb… standing up but as slaughtered, yes, the Eucharistic Lamb, the reason and aim of the 25 songs of glory in the book of Revelation. (Rev.5:6).
    Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. (Rev.5:6).

      The City of Heaven!... we are citizens of Heaven!... our eternal place with the fullest continuous joy... day and night, without ceasing (Rev.4:8). 

#12

The Life and Joy in Heaven

[The Essential Life and Joy](“http://biblia.com/heaven/life.htm#1- The Essential Life:#1- The Essential Life:”)**
[The Utmost Joy and Happiness](“http://biblia.com/heaven/life.htm#The utmost Joy and Happyness:#The utmost Joy and Happyness:”)**

[The Secondary Life and Joy](“http://biblia.com/heaven/life.htm#2- The Secondary Life:#2- The Secondary Life:”)


Look at the Original**

**1- The Essential Life and Joy:**

There are two distinctions of life in Heaven: 
1- The essential life and joy... he utmost joy an happiness!.
2- And the secondary life and joy: It is less important, but we can understand better something about it.

The essential beatitude or life is God alone... the possession of God, and it consists in the acts of vision, love, and joy. *"They will see his face (the face of God)"* (Rev.21:4).

** **St. Thomas holds that the metaphysical essence consists in the vision alone. For the acts of love and joy are merely a kind of secondary attributes of the vision, resulting directly from the vision

The possession of God assures us also the possession of every other good we may desire; moreover, everything else is so immeasurably inferior to God that its possession can only be looked upon as something secondary or accidental. That all else is of minor importance from the fact that nothing save God alone is capable of satisfying man. 

** **Eternal happiness is metaphorically called a marriage of the soul with Christ. And theologians distinguish seven gifts, four of which belong to the glorified body – light, impassibility, agility, subtility; and three to the soul – vision, possession, enjoyment (Rev.21:2).

This mystery of blessed communion with God and all who are in Christ is beyond all understanding and description. Scripture speaks of it in images: life, light, peace, wedding feast, wine of the kingdom, the Father's house, the heavenly Jerusalem, paradise: "no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him." (1Cor.2:9).

This perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity - this communion of life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the blessed - is called “heaven.” Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfillment of the deepest human longings, the state of supreme, definitive happiness.


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**The utmost Joy and Happiness:**

We will never be able to understand and appreciate this glorious joy until we have it... but John gives us a glimpse of it... all is joy and music and songs... **with the greatest orchestra ever imagined,** including *"billions of angels...  and every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea" (Rev.5:11,13)...* **and the Lamb in the center of the Throne**, the Eucharistic Jesus Christ, "standing, but like sacrificed", (Rev.5:6), as the reason and cause of this great shout of  continuous and eternal joy, day and night: 

We're going to have the greatest choirs, the greatest bands and symphony orchestras, the greatest music that the world has ever known. The world has never even heard music yet compared to what we're going to have there!

Do you like feasts, and joy, and songs, and music?... this is how John describes it:

Rev.4:8:

  • "Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” *

Rev.5:

*6 *

*Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders… *

*8 *

*And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. *


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*9 *

*And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. *

*10 *

*You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth." *

*11 *

*Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. *

*12 *

*In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” *

*13 *

*Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” *

*14 *

The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Rev.7:

*9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. *

10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” …

*16 Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. *

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."


#15
**2- The Secondary Life and Joy:**

** **In Heaven we will enjoy many secondary blessings, that we may be able to understand better. We shall mention only a few:

** **1- In heaven there is not the least pain or sadness; for every aspiration of nature must be finally realized… no sickness, no toothaches, no problems with the family or neighbors… “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev.21:4).

** **2- We will delight greatly in the company of Christ, the angels, and the saints, and in the reunion with so many who were dear to us on earth… no vanity, no envy…We do know that we will be able to recognize our loved ones in heaven, and we will experience great joy over being reunited with them (Luk.23:42-43, Heb.12:22-23). Your real self will live on in heaven, not some shadowy part of you. You will never feel so alive as when you enter into the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem God has prepared for the saints.
One of the best things about Heaven is that we will be able to reunite with loved ones who have already passed on. It will be the greatest family reunion we’ve ever known, with our loved ones, relatives and ancestors all together in one place at the same time, rejoicing. All together at last!


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3- Our body will be transformed, like the resurrected Jesus … real, corporal, but no longer susceptible to disease or death. No longer governed by the laws of this universe: We can appear and disappear. We will be like Christ. Our weakness will be traded in for strength. Death for life. Humility for glory, with fullness of love and joy and peace… (1Cor.15:51-55, 2Cor.3:18)

4- Our body will be recognized by anybody... and it will be perfect!... if you died of a heart disease, you will have now a perfect heart... if you died of a car injury, with the head crushed and many fractures, now you will have a perfect head and bones... if you die very old, you will have now the strength of your youth, and the kindness of your childhood, and the wisdom of your mature years...      

5- No transportation problems: You can travel with the speed of thought!: You just think you're in the deep of the ocean or at the top of a mountain and you're there!... you think you are in the Moon or in a Star, and you are there... it is just like your imagination, but for real!...

6- And furthermore: You can be in a lot of places at the same time, like God!... just like with your imagination now, but for real!... you may be in Africa and in America at the same time... you may be living in the times of Columbus and Kennedy at the same time!...
In Heaven there is no time nor space... that's what it means "the end of times" (Mat.24:3). 

7- You will know and enjoy the truth of everything: The secret of the atoms, the mystery of the stars... There is going to be an extension of man's mind beyond anything we could begin to understand now. There will be an opening of understanding into the secrets and mysteries of the universe. Furthermore, in heaven there will be no fear of any kind of evil, and God will provide magnificently for His people. 

8- Feasts and joys and music and singing: See [before]("http://biblia.com/heaven/life.htm#The utmost Joy and Happyness:#The utmost Joy and Happyness:")

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9- For me, a very special joy will be to ride my own "white horse"... I never rode a horde, but i Heaven I am going to ride my own white horse into the deep of the ocean, and into Jupiter and all the stars and the core of the atoms...as it is written: *"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True... and his name is the Word of God... The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean." *(Rev.19:11,13,14).

10- Heaven will be our last move!... No baggage, no luggage, no hard journey, no packing, no long travel! It may be a long way, but it may be closer than you think!***... *****a gorgeous mansion that isn't going to cost you anything!: **No upkeep, no expense, absolutely nothing except what it's already cost Jesus!.

11- "Sin" is considered in Heaven as what it really is: "Garbage" that belongs into Hell... even a relative who died in Sin: It will be as natural to see him in Hell as we see our most intimate personal things going to the toilet without any remorse at all, rather being glad that they go to the toilet, it is garbage!.

12- Sinful acts, consequently, will be recognized in Heaven as what it is: Pure filthy garbage which belongs to Hell: Cowards, immoral sex, traitors, depraved drugs, murder, liars, magic, idolaters... read a list in Rev.21:8: *"But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."*

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13- The “Crowns of Heaven”: The Bible also talks about crowns and thrones and mansions and rooms in Heaven… Very special joys are granted to the martyrs, doctors, and virgins, a special proof of victories won in time of trial (Jn.14:1-3, Rev.7:11-17, 14:3-5, Dan.12:3). Hence theologians speak of three particular crowns, by which these three classes of blessed souls are accidentally honored beyond the rest… your crown depend of your works on earth, what you already paid for it down here.****

**Have your name put in the Lamb's Book of Life in Heaven **so you'll be sure you've got your reservation confirmed for one of those mansions in God's golden Space City!****(Rev.20:11-15).

The Greatest Business**
**of Our Life on Earth

How Many will go to Heaven or Hell?

Heaven and Hell exist, according to the Bible and Koran, and the believe of 3,000 million people today on Earth.


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HEAVEN is the greatest business of any human on earth… the greatest success!.. to become a doctor or a lawyer or the president or king of the country is almost nothing comparing with going to eternal Heaven… it is like a drop of water compared with the ocean…

If Stalin and Einstein and Columbus are now in Heaven, they did every thing right on earth… if anyone of them is now in Hell, he made an idiot of his only life on earth!.

**The Gospel is about Jesus who saved us… to go to Heaven!.. “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life!”… In Heaven! **

Heaven is a real place where you’re really going to see and live with all the beauties and glories and pleasures that you can imagine… and much more!.. to be a most valuable player or the greatest movie star is almost nothing, like an atom compared with the glorious universe of Heaven!..


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Heaven is the greatest place to be and the greatest place to look forward to, and I’m thrilled and excited about it, and I want to get you thrilled and excited about it!..

**Furthermore, you and I are bound to Heaven!.. or you and I may end up in HELL!.. **

**Every human being, from Adam, will go to eternal Heaven or to eternal Hell, after death… rejoicing every minute for an eternity in Heaven, or continually suffering eternally in Hell. Eternally with God, or eternally with Satan!. **

Eternal Heaven, and Hell for ever and ever!.. and they are for you and for me!.. know it or not… believe it or not… like it or not… it is a fact!.. like the existence of Calcutta and the oxygen… they are a fact, believe it or not!.

After death, you and I will go to Heaven or to Hell… if you are a Christian, or a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist… you will go to Heaven or to Hell after your death… if you are from Europe, or America, or Asia, or Africa, or Oceania… you will go to Heaven or to Hell after you die on earth!.. and that’s for sure!.

The false theory of REINCARNATION is a lie of the Devil to slave about 1,500 million people today on earth, and the root of the infamous Caste System in India…

… There is a big surprise waiting for many Hindus and Buddhists and Atheists after their death… I pray you may understand, and have no surprise after death… and I pray every one who reads these lines to go to eternal Heaven, praise the Lord!.


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