25 Interesting Things About Heaven

Heaven is the hope of the Christian. Our savior is there, our citizenship is there, and one day we will be there as well. Here are some interesting things the Bible tells us about heaven.

1. Heaven is where God dwells (Matt. 6:9)

2. Christians are to lay up treasures in heaven (Matt. 6:19-20)

3. We should rejoice if our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20; cf. Heb. 12:23)

4. Our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20)

5. Our hope is laid up in heaven (Col. 1:5)

6. Our eternal, incorruptible, and unfading inheritance is in heaven (1 Pet. 1:3-5)

7. We await a heavenly dwelling (2 Cor. 5:1-2; cf. 1 Cor. 15:35-57)

8. Christians currently dwell in the heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 2:6)

9. God will bring his people safely into his heavenly kingdom (2 Tim. 4:18)

10. Jesus is in heaven on behalf of Christians (Heb. 9:24, cf. Heb. 7:25)

11. The patriarchs desired a heavenly kingdom (Heb. 11:16)

12. We are waiting for a new heavens and a new earth where righteousness dwells (2 Pet. 3:13; cf. 1 Pet. 1:3-5)

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13. Heaven is where God is praised (Rev. 4:1-5:14)

14. The bride of Christ is described as coming down out of heaven after persecution (Rev. 21:9-21)

15. Jesus wants us to follow Him to heaven (John 17:24; Heb. 6:19-20)

16. Enoch and Elijah were taken up into heaven without dying (Gen. 5:24; Heb. 11:5; 2 Kgs. 2:11)

17. Jesus ascended to heaven after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-11)

18. Christians are to pursue heavenly things, where Jesus dwells (Col. 3:1-2)

19. Jesus is currently at God’s right hand in heaven (Mark 16:19; Heb. 1:3)

20. We have a heavenly calling as God’s people (Heb. 3:1)

21. Persecution endured for Jesus’ sake can lead to a great reward in heaven (Lk. 6:22-23)

22. Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18)

23. God’s throne is in heaven (Ps. 11:4; Acts 7:49)

24. People from everywhere will be in heaven (Matt. 8:11; Lk. 13:29; Rev. 7:9-10)

25. Our eternal body is waiting for us in the heavens (2 Cor. 5:1; Phil. 3:21)

Hiram Kemp

Hiram is a graduate of the Florida School of Preaching, Freed-Hardeman University, and is working on his Ph.D. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as one of the ministers at the Lehman Avenue church of Christ in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He and his wife Brittani have two children, Nadia and Andre.

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