Many people often ask the question, "What is Heaven like?" Jews, gentiles, believers, non-believers have all asked this question, including myself. I have often wondered, as have others, if Heaven is boring. What the heck am I going to do for eternity? I am a little embarrassed to say I haven't read any physical descriptions of Heaven yet. I have often heard preachers and fellow Christians talk about how the streets are made of gold, the angels are going to be singing and praising God, we will all have big mansions. Yeah, that all sounds great, but if I'm going to be there for eternity I'm sure I'll get tired of all of that. Though I have had thoughts of Heaven being boring, I have always wanted to go. I long to be reunited with the Father. What a joyous occasion that will be! Plus, going to Heaven is certainly better than going to that other place, Hell, if you catch my drift. The thing about Heaven is you can't ask anyone about it, because the only way to go is to "die". However, there are some people who have had glimpses of Heaven. Ben Breedlove got a glimpse of Heaven, which was mentioned in a previous blog post. There are even books written about and by people who have been near death or who were declared dead and saw Heaven before coming back to life. For example, "Heaven is for real" is a book about a boy who got a taste of what Heaven is like. Lately, I have been watching one of my ALL time, you hear me? ALL time, favorite shows "Legend of the Seeker", its on Netflix. That's the only way I can watch it because the show was cancelled a few years ago (shaking my head). What do the Neilsens know? Nothing, that's what. Anyway, I go through periods of my life when I hear a quote or scripture and it seems to be the theme of a season in my life and it drives me. I heard one of the most thought provoking quotes and out of all places it was on "Legend of the Seeker." Hmph, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
Quick story: While watching "Legend of the Seeker", the Seeker and the wizard were having a training exercise where the Seeker was slicing floating fruit. The wizard made one of the melons invisible and tells the Seeker, "To see what is not there, gaze upon what is." The wheels in my mind began to turn...
My Revelation about Heaven
I began to think about Heaven, one day, with this quote at the forefront of my mind. I can't ask anyone about Heaven... That's what's not there. What IS there? What we have heard from the people who have had near death experiences is they get an overwhelming feeling of peace. Ben Breedlove says, he wishes he never left that place. If they feel this for simply a moment in time, how great it must be to experience that feeling for all eternity. I ponder some more: That describes what it feels like, but doesn't describe what it's like to be there. "Gaze upon what is." The only being humanity has known to have lived on Earth as well as Heaven is God himself. Here's what Jesus says, "...I am going there to prepare a place for you" (john 14:1-4) In this scripture Jesus is speaking to His disciples, but Jesus has prepared a place for All of us. I began to look around me, at this Earth, at the things I have and the things I am striving for. I think of the languages I want to learn, places I want to go and my first initial thought is, "I don't have enough time." I don't have the time, in one lifetime, to do all of the things I want to do. I begin to think about how beautiful the animals are and how beautiful and great nature is. I got it! The Earth, as it is today, is not what God intended for us. If I can be in awe of the Earth's splendor, despite the evil injustices happening around the world, imagine the place He has for us! A place without evil, but with eternal peace. We will always be in awe. We can learn anything we want. Think of all the places you would like to travel. Even if you traveled to every country, eventually the earth would run out of places to go. In Heaven, we can go anywhere. We can probably fly! People say, sky is the limit. There, there is no sky, no limit. I'm thinking, at this moment, if the streets are made of gold, oh, how beautiful everything else must be if that's just the street! As far as running out of time... we don't have to worry about time or being too old to do certain things (big smile) because in Heaven, time doesn't exist. Heaven boring? Anything but. Amazing is more appropriate.
For those who have not traveled to Los Angeles. I have to say, more than any other place I have been, everybody wants to be young. I see far too many people altering their faces and bodies trying to stay young forever. Do you really want to stay young forever? Well, here's your chance. Did anything I said about Heaven intrigue you in any way? Would you like to experience that peace, the wonder, that joy? Jesus says all you have to do is call on Him (acts 2:21). He doesn't care who you are or what you have done. God will not hold it against you. In fact, He casts our sins as far as the east is from the west. And they never touch. He says anyone can call on His name and be saved. Some believers will try to make you think differently, but they are just men. Listen to God. You may be hesitant at first. You may be wondering what the first step is or creating a laundry list of reasons not to believe. That's just the devil fighting harder to keep you. Those desiring to run into God's embrace, and Finally have peace and rest in His arms, simply go to this site (http://www.tbn.org/your-destiny). They saved my life. If you have questions about God, get a Bible if you don't have one. Start reading the book of Matthew. Once you get passed all the genealogy, it gets pretty interesting. I recommend this one . It is the one I use. It breaks the scriptures down so you can understand what is happening in each book: who is writing, where they are, who they are writing to, and the custom of the times.
I also suggest finding a non-denominational church. These churches usually are Bible based and Christ centered, not religion based. To my new brothers and sisters, welcome to the kingdom! Many blessings.
As with any post, I would like to hear your thoughts on this blog. Do you believe in Heaven? Why or why not? Do you agree or disagree with anything said here today? Holatchaboy.
With love, Cornelious Jordan
Here's that clip from "Legend of the Seeker" buy the series b/c it probably won't be on netflix forever :-\