by Yewande Olamiju
I haven’t been to Heaven…yet, bit I’m looking forward to living there with Jesus. I want to know what Heaven would be like. What would fill my days? What would I be doing for ever and ever and ever?
God’s roadmap to Heaven
A man who has never been to Abeokuta, needs to know the route to take to get to Abeokuta if he does not want to end up in Lokoja or Liberia. To get to Heaven, we need to follow the route laid down by God, the owner and maker of Heaven. This route was clearly explained to us when Jesus said the only way to Heaven is through Jesus (John 14:6). He repeated this in Acts 4:12; John 3:16; John 1:12; and showed us what this route meant when He said, “except you are born again you can’t see or enter God’s kingdom” (John 3:3,5).
It’s NOT all-roads-lead-to-Heaven. This is a wrong turn and will not lead you to Heaven where Jesus is.
You need to follow the path to the very end. The trail is filled with people who did not ‘finish.’ Lot’s wife was saved out of Sodom but along the way she looked back and became a pillar of salt. Over six hundred thousand people left Egypt but only two entered the Promised Land. Jesus said only those that endure to the end shall be saved (Matt 24:13) and He’s going to appear to those who are yearning for His appearing, eagerly waiting and expecting Him (Heb 9:28, 2 Tim 4:7).
What would Heaven be like?
We’ll recognise people and people will recognise us (Matt 17:3-4, Luke 16:25; Matt 8:11, John 21:4-7, Matt 26:29). We’ll laugh (Luke 6:21). There’ll be no more pain, crying, sorrow (Rev 21:4). There’ll be no sickness or death (Rev 21:4). No curse (Rev 22:3). God will give us special names known only to the individual and God (Rev 2:17).
Jesus said He’ll transform our bodies to be like His glorious body (Phil 3:21). After His resurrection, Jesus ate (Luke 24:40-43; Acts 10:40-41; John 21:4-15), He appeared in the midst of people in a locked room without using coming through the door (John 20:19) and disappeared (Luke 24:31). He defied the law of gravity (Acts 1:9).
The scriptures show that there’ll be feasting, banquets in Heaven (Rev 21:6; Isa 25:6; Luk 22:18, Rev 19:9), homes built by the Lord Himself (John 14:2), reunions (1 Thess 2:8,17; 1 Thess 3:9; 1 Thess 4:13-14).
The saints spoken of in Hebrews chapter 11 desired a better country and God was proud of them (Heb 11:16). Is Heaven on your mind?
There’s so much to look forward to. We shall see His face (Rev 22:4)
Recommended reading : Heaven by Randy Alcorn