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3 There are many views of heaven held by mankind. Fox Survey Oct. 28, % believed in heaven 74% believed in hell All one can know about heaven, is what the Bible reveals. HEAVEN

4 John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” HEAVEN

5 Within each person there is a desire for something better than this world. God has often reminded us of heaven in the Bible. Thoughts of heaven have inspired writing of many beautiful songs. Those songs stir within us a deep yearning for the bliss of heaven. HEAVEN

6 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” KJV – Heaven is singular tense Most other translations use plural tense. HEAVEN

7 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly First, Second & Third heavens First, is where the birds fly, where the rain & snow falls from. Gen. 7:23 “ And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven…” HEAVEN

8 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly First, Second & Third heavens First, is where the birds fly, where the rain & snow falls from. Gen. 7:23 “ And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven…” HEAVEN

9 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Second heaven: Sun, Moon & Stars Joshua 10:13 “… So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” Mark 13:25 “ And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” HEAVEN

10 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Third Heaven: God’s dwelling place & our eternal home. Psalm 11:4 “The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven…” HEAVEN

11 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Third Heaven: God’s dwelling place & our eternal home. I Pet. 1:4 “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,” HEAVEN

12 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Church is sometimes called the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 3:1-2 “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” HEAVEN

13 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Church is sometimes called the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 16:18-19 “… I will build my church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven…” HEAVEN

14 I.The use of the words: Heaven, heavens and heavenly Home of the saved sometimes referred To as the kingdom of heaven or heavenly kingdom. Matt.7:21 “ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven…” HEAVEN

15 II. Who will be in Heaven? Our interest in a place is often dependent upon those we know will be there. Our Father will be there! Matt. 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” HEAVEN

16 II. Who will be in Heaven? Our interest in a place often dependent upon those we know will be there. Our Savior will be there! I Pet. 3:22 “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God…” HEAVEN

17 II. Who will be in Heaven? Certain people will be there. Dan. 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” HEAVEN

18 II. Who will be in Heaven? Certain people will be there. Rev. 7:13-14 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?…These are they which… have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb…” HEAVEN

19 II. Who will be in Heaven? Certain people will be there. Rev. 7:13-14 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?…These are they which… have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb…” HEAVEN

20 II. Who will be in Heaven? Certain people will be there. Rev. 2:10 “… be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Matt. 24:13 “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” HEAVEN

21 II. Who will be in Heaven? Certain people will be there. Heb. 5:8-9 “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” HEAVEN

22 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. The Father wants all to be saved! II Pet. 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” HEAVEN

23 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. The Father wants all to be saved! II Pet. 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” HEAVEN

24 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. The Father wants all to be saved! I Tim. 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” HEAVEN

25 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. God has done His part & so has Christ. It is all up to you & me. Are we willing to go there? There is a price which has to be paid. Faithfulness until death! HEAVEN

26 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. Think of how wonderful it will be! Revelation 21:4 “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.” HEAVEN

27 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. Think of how wonderful it will be! Revelation 21:4 “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.” HEAVEN

28 III. Wonderful thing is: All who desire can go there. Think of how wonderful it will be! Revelation 21:4 “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.” HEAVEN

29 What must one do to go there? 1.Hear – Rom. 10:17 2.Believe – Heb. 11:6 3.Repent – Luke 13:3 4.Confess Christ – Acts 8: Be Baptized – Acts 2:38 6.Remain Faithful – Rev. 2:10 HEAVEN

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