Heaven is not a physical place. If it was, we could reach it by boat, plane, train, or car. It is God's reward to those who accepted His free gift of salvation.
The book of Revelation is one man's attempt at describing the indescribable. Imagine describing colors to a blind person. Sounds to a deaf person. It simply cannot be done in a way that will accurately represent what is truly there.
But, ever the good sport, John Son of Thunder tried to portray what he saw while he was exiled. "At once I was in the Spirit, and there befor eme was a throne in heaven with Someone sitting on it. And the One who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are sevenfold Spirit of God. Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. ... Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
"Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come."
We do know that on Judgment Day all the dead, great and small, will stand before the throne, and the Book of Life will be opened. The dead will be judged according to what they have done according as recorded in the books. If anyone's name is not found written in the Book of Life, he will be thrown into the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:12, 15)
However, good news! Later on Jesus says "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life."
· 1 decade ago