Heaven is Better
Revelation 21, John 17
Afterlife, Part 3
Death is the doorway to the next part of the journey of life to the afterlife.
Why should we desire to go to heaven?
- Heaven is where Jesus is. The fullness of Jesus will be revealed in Heaven. Revelation 21:22-25: I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
- Heaven is just better. Revelation 21:4: ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
- Our first mission will be over. Our purpose on earth to share the Gospel will have been accomplished. There will be a separation between believers and unbelievers (sheep and goats). The righteous shall be commended for their deeds but the unrighteous shall be reprimanded. Matthew 25: 31-46.
When we fix our eyes on heaven and things eternal, we will want to share the Gospel with others. John 17:3: Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.