This is what the Lord says,
"Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me?"
Heaven is the house of God, the angels, and those who have become children of God by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
God, His only Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit live in Heaven, but they are present everywhere. Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father.
Jesus says that, "In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of Heaven." Matthew 26:64
After Jesus was resurrected from the dead and had spent some time on earth with his disciples he went back into Heaven. "After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into Heaven and he sat at the right hand of God." Mark 16:19
Jesus instructs us to pray:
"Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one,
for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen." (Matthew 6:9, 13)
Heaven is a beautiful place!
When you got saved (or soon will!) Jesus says that, "There will be more rejoicing in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
In fact, Heaven will be similar in many respects to earth, but so far more glorious that the earth will look dingy in comparison. Imagine a beautiful sunny day while you are taking a walk through the forest. You sigh, "It can't get any more beautiful than this," you say. Well, it can. Heaven is beautiful beyond comparison. It is much more than gold streets and gates of pearl, though those are some of the descriptive words used to describe it.
A river as clear as crystal flows from the throne of God. Heaven will be a beautiful reward for those who have responded with open arms to the love of God.
God is a good God who desires to give good gifts to his children. He wants to bless and reward. He says that, "In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:2-3)
When Jesus returns we look forward to Heaven and a new earth. (2 Peter 3:13)
The book of Revelations records what will happen, "Then I saw a new Heaven and a new earth, for the first Heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea." (Revelation 21:1)
The angels are glorious beings who live in Heaven. They are God's messengers, but are not God. You cannot pray to an angel. Jesus sends guardian angels to watch out for people. Many people have had the special blessing of seeing angels. Their purpose is to live and glorify God by doing whatever He desires them to do.
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