TOPIC: WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?
Fire Scripture: Revelation 21:1-3
MFM Devotional 11 November 2021 | Thursday Message
The term “heaven” refers to three realms: the atmospheric heaven, the second heaven and the third heaven which is the abode of God. The third heaven is the focus of today’s devotional. The Scripture speaks of heavenly spheres beyond that which is visible from the earth. It is called the highest heavens (Deut. 10:14). The Psalmist also wrote: ‘Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens and you waters above the heavens! (Psalm 148:4). This third heaven is the home of God. However, the Bible is clear that God cannot be limited to one geographical place. He is omnipresent. “Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you” (1 Kings 8:27).
Obviously, heaven is a place where the people of God will reign in eternity. Jesus has already made that clear in our memory verse. He said He was going to prepare a place for us and would come and take us so that we would be with Him forever. Are you genuinely preparing to spend eternity in heaven with Jesus? Revelation 21 gives us a clear picture of what heaven is like. It is a place that shines with the glory of God.
The architectural design of heaven is a masterpiece. The wall is made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls are decorated with every kind of precious stone and the twelve gates are twelve pearls. The street of the city is also pure gold, like transparent glass. Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty, alluring glory and awesome holiness. Heaven is real.
Unfortunately, some people are denying the reality of this beautiful place (2 Peter 3:1-11). Heaven is however not for sinners and unserious Christians. No unrighteous person shall enter therein. The Bible, in Revelation 21:8, provides a list of those who will not enter heaven: the fearful, the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, the whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters and liars. Are you sure of eternity with Christ? Consider this.
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 is a place of alluring glory. Don’t miss it.
Hell will not be your portion, in the name of Jesus.
Jerusalem On High
1. Jerusalem on high
My song and city is,
My home when e’er I die,
The center of my bliss:
Oh happy place,
when shall I be,
My God, with Thee,
to see Thy face
2. There dwells my Lord, my King,
Judged here unfit to live;
There angels to Him sing,
And lowly homage give;
3. The patriarchs of old
There from their travels cease;
The prophets there behold Their long’d for Prince of Peace:
4. The Lamb’s apostles there
I might with joy behold,
The harpers I might hear
Harping on harps of gold:
5. The bleeding martyrs, they
Within those courts are found,
Clothed in pure array,
Their scars with glory crown’d:
MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL 11 NOVEMBER 2021 PRAYER POINTS
1. My head, receive heavenly revelation, in the name of Jesus.
2. I connect my life to the voice of heaven, in the name of Jesus.
3. Anything in my life that is strug gling with heaven, be arrested, in the name of Jesus.
4. I enter into heavenly covenant, in the name of Jesus.
5. I will walk on the narrow way to heaven by fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Lay your right hand on your chest and say: I am a candidate of heaven, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall not miss heaven, whether the devil likes it or not, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 1; Acts 2; Acts 3
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s MFM Daily Devotional for 11th November 2021 | What Is Heaven Like?