What will it be like in eternity for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ?



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From the Bible;

Streets of purest gold!

In fact the entire city is made of the purest gold. Doesn't that sound beautiful? But I am getting ahead of myself.

Let's start with the important stuff.

With great joy we will worship God and the Lamb.

Zech. 14;9 - And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord—his name alone will be worshiped.

Revelation 22:3 - For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.

Isaiah 51:11 - Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

Revelation 19:5-7 - And from the throne came a voice that said, "Praise our God, all his servants, all who fear him, from the least to the greatest.”

- Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

- Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.

And we ought to fear God. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God." Hebrews 10:31. Yet as believers the fear is replaced by a confident trust in the Lord. Hebrews 10:35.

While the just judgment of the Almighty is a dreadful thing, that is all in the past. We will eternally live in a desire to worship and serve God as we live in the greatest joy imaginable.

Keep these next two Scriptures in mind as you read this page.

I Corinthians 2:9 - “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 - “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

So, in this life we don't have the capacity to even imagine what awaits those of us who believe and love God.

But in the Bible God has given us plenty to contemplate.

First, we won’t spend eternity in heaven. Earth is our final destination.

Revelation 21:1, 2 - Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.

- And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

Everything will be restored as it was in the Garden of Eden.

It will be world wide paradise.

Acts 3:20, 21 - Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.

- For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.

ADA rules will be unnecessary. We will all be whole.

Isaiah 35:5, 6 - And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf.

- The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!

Restore the earth, but what does that mean? Not much to most people I’m afraid.

There is good evidence that before Noah’s flood the topography of the world was substantially different than it is now. There is geological, archaeological, fossil and more evidence that suggests the antediluvian [pre-flood] world’s topography was rolling hills and very green. It also suggests that even the North and South Poles were tropical climate.

Also, both geological and archaeological evidence points to the antediluvian world not being three quarters covered with ocean water. It seems there was far more livable and beautiful land.

According to Genesis the world was not nearly as beautiful as the Garden of Eden, yet it was so much more inhabitable and hospitable than now. And according to Acts 3:21 God is going to restore it all for our pleasure. Ultimately it is for God’s glory and pleasure; but in order to have that he has chosen to give us pleasures we cannot even imagine at this time.

It begins with a huge banquet known as The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Is. 25:6 - In Jerusalem, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.

One time Jesus created the wine on the spot.

In fact this is the world's introduction to the miracles of Jesus.

Notice in the verses preceding the water into wine, that Mary actually gave Jesus no choice in the matter. Isn't that just like a mom? Jesus does what mom wants him to. Mary jumped the gun and cornered Jesus.

Mary directly disobeyed Jesus. See? Even Mary, the mother of Jesus is a sinner needing redemption. I say this light heartedly, but it is true and everybody needs to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God.

John 2:3-5 & 9-10 - The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

- “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

- But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

- When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over.

- “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”

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