Glimpses of Heaven

Isaiah 62–64: Last night I attended a revival Les was preaching. We sang the hymn “When We All Get To Heaven”. Oh how I miss singing about heaven and the joy that will be. Then our scripture today from Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.”
22 “They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain
or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,
and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
These verses tell me several things about our heavenly home. First it will be the new Jerusalem. We will be glad and rejoice forever so it is a place of no sadness and will never end. We will still build things there and inhabit them. We will labor but not in vain. God will hear us because we will be with Him. We will have some animals in heaven like the wolf, lamb, lion, ox and yes even snakes but they will no longer harm us. I look forward to the day Jesus returns and so many new things we will discover about the place God has gone to prepare for us!

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