Recommended reading: Rev. 21 & 22
God has given every person a choice. The choice is between God and self.
This choice determines a person’s eternal destiny: heaven or hell.
Every person will exist for eternity.
God created man into His own image and likeness. He gave man a free will.
The first person God created was given the choice. The two trees mentioned specifically in Genesis represented the choice between God and self.
Choosing God results in eternal life. Choosing self results in eternal death.
Tragically, most of the 108 billion-plus people throughout history have chosen self. Those who choose self miss heaven.
Heaven is God’s home, full of the glorious splendor of His majesty, and infinitely more.
Eternal death continues forever in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Those in heaven will fellowship with God, with Jesus Christ, forever.
Someone may ask, “What is God like? What is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit like?”
He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.
God offers an eternal celebration.
He gives every good and perfect gift to every person (James 1:17).
He offers His glorious presence to every person, all the time, forever.
Children of God in heaven will have and be everything they want, need, desire, long for, hope for and dream of.
They will have fullness of love, faith, happiness, rest, joy, peace and infinitely more.
They will worship, serve and learn from the Father and Jesus, forever.
They will minister to others, help other saints, enjoy the spectacular beauty of God’s home, learn, grow, and eternally more, forever.
They will live in mansions, walk on streets of gold and live in the beauty and majesty of heaven.
They will celebrate the Lord Jesus forever, praise and worship God, be in awe of their Father’s glorious presence and home, and infinitely more.
They will drink freely of the fountain of the water of life.
They will eat delicious fruit from beautiful trees. The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.
They will enjoy the stunning beauty in heaven, of the New Jerusalem, angels, homes, buildings, mountains, hills, fields, trees, flowers and more . . . and most of all, the Father God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
They will attend thrilling worship services. Their praise and worship will literally be collected and presented before God.
They will watch, hear and listen to the great patriarchs of the faith deliver messages about the great and awesome Lord God Almighty and His Son, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit; and about the eternal revelation of the great God Jehovah’s nature.
At times, they will journey toward the great God Jehovah on His throne, at the highest place on the universe.
The glory of God is so strong near Him, that they likely will fall on their face in the weight of His glory. Angels might give them fruit to strengthen them so they can continue on.
They will never hunger or thirst. They will never have sorrow, sadness or pain. God will wipe away all their tears. There will be no more death, sorrow or crying.
The unsaved, those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life, will spend eternity in hell, in the lake of fire.
They will be tormented with fire, brimstone and burning sulfur, forever. The smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever. They will have no rest day or night.
The lost souls in hell burn in fire forever. Their soul and their body will exist for eternity. Their flesh literally burns and falls off their bodies. Worms and maggots crawl inside them and are not affected by the fire.
Jesus Christ spoke about hell often in the gospels, in: Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.