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Facts About Heaven

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1. Heaven is being prepared by Christ himself.

John 14:3

2. It is only for those who have been born again.

John 3:3

3. It is described as a glorious city, likened to pure gold and clear glass.

Rev. 21:11, 18

4. The name of this city is the New Jerusalem.

Rev. 21:2

5. It is in the shape of a cube, with the length, width, and height being equal.

Rev. 21:16

6. Its size is 12,000 furlongs, roughly 1,400 miles long, wide, and high.

Rev. 21:16

7. The city rests upon 12 layers of foundational stones, with each layer being inlaid with a different precious gem.

Rev. 21:19-20

8. Each foundation has one of the names of the 12 apostles on it.

Rev. 21:14

9. The wall around the city is made of pure jasper.

Rev. 21:18

10. The height of the wall is approximately 216 feet.

Rev. 21:17

11. The wall has 12 gates, three on each of the four sides.

Rev. 21:12

12. Each gate is made of solid pearl.

Rev. 21:21

13. Each gate has on it the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

Rev. 21:12

14. An angel stands guard at each gate.

Rev. 21:12

15. The gates will never be shut.

Rev. 21:25

16. The palaces may possibly be made of ivory.

Ps. 45:8

17. The River of Life is there, to insure everlasting life.

Rev. 22:1

18. The Tree of Life is there to insure abundant life.

Rev. 2:7; 22:19

19. It will bear its fruit each month.

Rev. 22:2

20. The throne of God will occupy the central palace.

Rev. 4:2; 22:1

21. It is likened to wheels of burning fire with an emerald rainbow canopy.

Dan. 7:9; Rev. 4:3

22. It is surrounded by 24 small thrones.

Rev. 4:4

23. Near it stands the brazen layer, described as “a sea of glass, like crystal.”

Rev. 4:6

24. Beside the throne are four special angels who worship God continually.

Rev. 4:8

25. The golden altar is there, with bowls of incense.

Rev. 5:8; 8:3; 9:13

26. The menorah, or seven-branched lampstand fixture, is there.

Rev. 1:12; 4:5

27. The holy Ark of God may be there.

Rev. 11:19

28. The main street of the city is composed of transparent gold.

Rev. 21:21

29. The city will shine with and be enlightened by God’s glory.

John 17:24; Rom. 8:18; Rev. 21:11, 23; 22:5

30. It is a place of holiness.

Rev. 21:27

31. It is a place of beauty.

Ps. 50:2

32. It is a place of unity.

Eph. 1:10

33. It is a place of perfection.

1 Cor. 13:10

34. It is a place of joy.

Ps. 16:11

35. It is a place for all eternity.

John 3:15; Ps. 23:6

36. There may be a tabernacle.

Rev. 15:5; 21:3

37. There will be no temple.

Rev. 21:22

38. There will be no sea.

Rev. 21:1

39. There will be no tears.

Rev. 7:17; 21:4

40. There will be no sickness.

Rev. 22:2

41. There will be no pain.

Rev. 21:4

42. There will be no death.

Isa. 25:8; 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 21:4

43. There will be no more thirst or hunger.

Rev. 7:16

44. There will be no more sin.

Rev. 21:27

45. There will be no more judgment upon sin.

Rev. 22:3

46. There will be no need for the sun or moon.

Rev. 21:23

47. There will be no night.

Rev. 21:25; 22:5

48. The city will be the Bridegroom’s gift to the bride, Christ’s Church.

Rev. 21:2, 10

49. It will be shared by saved Israel.

Heb. 11:10, 16

50. It will be shared by the holy angels.

Dan. 7:10; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 5:11

51. The Father will be there.

Dan. 7:9; Rev. 4:2-3

52. The Son will be there.

Rev. 5:6; 7:17

53. The Holy Spirit will be there.

Rev. 14:13; 22:17

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