What is Heaven Like?


Scripture: The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2: 9, ” What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, this is what God has prepared for those who love  Him.”

Though Paul felt inadequate to describe heaven, the disciple John was privileged to look into heaven as described in Revelation 4: 1-6 and through an open door saw a throne with One seated on it. He had the appearance of jasper and ruby, and around the throne was a rainbow, which had the appearance of an emerald. Also around His throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones sat twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments with golden crowns on their heads.

John reports: From the thrones came flashes of lightening, rumblings of thunder, and before the thrones were seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God. Also before the throne there was a sea of glass like crystal. And around the throne on each side are four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.  The four creatures each had six wings, were full of eyes all around and within, and say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty.” …I saw a scroll written on the inside and back and sealed with seven seals in the right hand of Him who was sitting on the throne, and saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice,” Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”

Revelation 5: 5-7 But no one in heaven or earth was able to break the seals… and I began to weep loudly: because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, ” Weep no more: the Lion of the tribe of Judah, root of David, has conquered, so He can open the scroll with its seven seals.”

Between the thrones, were four living creatures, and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into the world…The four living creatures said, “Amen” and worshipped Him.

Prayer:  Father, we pray and thank You in Jesus’ name for preparing such an awesome place for Your children. Amen.


Doris Lisemby