The Mysteries of Heaven

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

I.The Mysteries of Heaven

A. The Mysteries of Heaven

1. (Col. 3:1-4 NLT) “…set your sights on the realities of heaven…”

a. Heaven is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible.

~Shamyim – lofty; high

~Ouranos –  (pl) high, elevation, the sky

~(Acts 1:9-11; Eph. 4:10)

~(Rev. 21:1thru 22:5)

b. (2 Cor. 12:2) third heaven

~1st heaven – atmospheric heaven refers to that blanket of air immediately surrounding our earth in which birds and clouds move.

-(Gen. 1:20; Isa. 55:9-10)

~2nd heaven – the stellar heaven refers to the outer space that contains the sun, moon, stars and all of the galaxies other than our own.

-(Gen. 1:14-17)

~3rd heaven – beyond the 1st & 2nd where God resides.

-(Matt. 6:9; 2 Cor. 12:2-4)

c. (John 14:1-3) Is heaven a real place?

2. What kind of bodies will we have in heaven?

a. (Phil. 3:20-21 NLT; 1 John 3:2 NLT)

b. (1 Cor. 15:50-55 NLT)

c. (Luke 24:35-43 NLT)

3. What will we do in heaven?

a. In heaven we will be glorifying God, doing everything He created us to do and love.

~(Matt. 6:10; Eccl. 3:11-14 AMP)

~Remember the Adam in the Garden before sin.

4. Will we be married in heaven? No, not to each other but to Christ.

a. (Rev. 19:6-9)

b. (Matt. 22:23-30 NLT)

5. Will we recognize one another in heaven? Yes

a. (2 Sam. 12:22-23)

6. Do people in heaven know what’s going on with us on earth?

a. (Luke 15:7, 10)

[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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