By   •   June 1, 2004


What will heaven be like?


Heaven for the Christian will be a place of glorious life that will never end. Joy inexpressible, limitless peace, pure love, beauty beyond description—that’s what heaven is. Greatest of all will be the presence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, with whom we will enjoy fellowship forever. Loved ones who have known and loved the Lord will be there. Revelation 21:2 says, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

Mr. Graham has written: “Heaven will be a place in which its inhabitants will be freed from the fears and insecurities that plague and haunt us in the present life. No energy crisis there … Free from the economic and financial pressures that burden us down here. Free from the fear of personal and physical harm … No fear of personal failure … Our relationship with Him will be intimate and direct. I’m looking forward to that glorious day of going to heaven.

“Heaven will be what we have always longed for. It will be the new social order that men dream of. All the things that have made earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven. There will be no night, no death, no disease, no sorrow, no tears, no ignorance, no disappointment, no war. It will be filled with happiness, worship, love, and perfection.

Heaven will be a place to challenge the creative genius of the unfettered mind of redeemed man.” Revelation 21:4 says, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

However, the Bible makes clear that there is only one way to heaven, and that is through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ who said, “I am the way …” (John 14:6). Jesus paid for our sins through His death on the cross. God offers us the free gift of friendship with Him in this life and eternal life in heaven when we die if we will but turn from sin and trust in Jesus as our Savior and Lord. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved …” (Acts 16:30).

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  1. Dwayne says:

    Pray for me. Having lots of health issues. Praying for Christians everywhere. Jesus will be here soon to take us home.

  2. Kim Main says:

    Thank you i am so happy that heaven is going to be my home when God calls me home

  3. Emmanuel Mmaduagwu says:

    Yes, thank you very much for sharing. I believe that by repentance as acceptance of Jesus Christ into our life, we are already citizens of heaven. I decree more power to your elbows in Jesus’ name. Amen!

  4. mary says:

    Please pray that my daughter will forgive me and reunite with me.

  5. Landon spaulding says:

    God bless.

  6. Carrie St Clair says:

    In 1982 I went to a Billy Graham crusade and excepted the Lord in my life. Thank you Mr Graham. God Bless You

  7. Tom says:

    I am blessed to be chosen by God to be saved and thank him every day for Jesus Christ our lord.

  8. David powell says:

    I’m blessed just the thought of heaven gets me excited,I’m praying that Jesus helps me to get there because it’s only through him..thanks for sharing

  9. paul ridgeway says:

    God bless your ministry. What a great God we serve. And, thank you Dr. Graham and Franklin Graham for your faithfulness to the Lord and His Word.

  10. Shelia Guy says:

    Thank you for turning me to Christ. I’ll never meet you on earth but I look forward to the day we can meet in Heaven