Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

Heaven

Gentle readers,

I got a question in the course of correspondance too private to post publicly that I thought others might be wondering about as well. The basic gist of it was, “What is Heaven like?”

Here’s what I said:

John saw Heaven in his Revelation, and was so awestruck by the beauty, he had a very diffcult time describing the experience for us.

While the bible doesn’t say much on Heaven’s appearance, without corruption there, we can rest assured Heaven’s beauty puts this earth to shame. And there’s only one way in:

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh to the Father but by me.” John 14:6.

Heaven is the restoration of the sinless state we had in the garden of Eden, perfect fellowship (relationship) with God and man. No more pain, no more shame, no more sorrow, no more suffering, no more separation, no more death.

Heaven is the only true theocracy. God is on His throne and He rules with justice and mercy, love and holiness. He is our King, Our Father, our friend who sticks closer than a brother. In Heaven, we will see face to face the invisible God we have walked with, whom we love because he first loved us, so much so that Christ took the penalty for our sins, so we could live in Heaven with Him.

To get an idea what the citizenry of Heaven are like, see: Galatians 5:16-29

Though we won’t see perfection until we reach our Home above, even here on earth, a Christian is a citizen of Heaven and God’s at constant work in us to do away with the sin in our lives and to teach us to live out the fruit of the spirit. Heaven is conquering Evil right here on Earth, one heart at a time. And one fine day, He will return in glory to complete the good work He has began in us.

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