A HEART FULL OF HEAVEN!
THE BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL, HAPPY WORLD SHOWN ON THIS PICTURE IS NOT JUST A DREAM OR SOMEONE'S IMAGINATION, BUT A PICTURE OF HOW THE ENTIRE EARTH WILL ACTUALLY BE when God's great, crystal-gold, pyramid-shaped Heavenly Space City arrives! It's on its way to Earth from Outer Space right now, & when it lands, the Bible says its base will stand on the Earth a gigantic 1500 miles long & 1500 miles wide, & its peak will reach 1500 miles high, clear into space!--With plenty of room for billions!
JUST BEFORE THE GREAT HEAVENLY CITY LANDS, GOD IS GOING TO COMPLETELY CLEANSE & RECREATE THE ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE EARTH into a beautiful "New Earth", like the Garden of Eden! (Rev.21:1) The Curse that came upon man & the Earth when man fell into sin will be completely removed, & all of the cursed & poisonous pests & plants shall be no more!
INSIDE THE GREAT HEAVENLY CITY ALL OF GOD'S SAVED CHILDREN WILL LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER! But outside the City, on the beautiful New Earth, the Bible says there will be whole nations of other people (Rev.21:24-26; 22:2) who never really heard or understood the Gospel of God's Love, yet were good people unworthy of Hell's fire, whom God spared at the Great White Throne Judgement (Rev.20:11) because their names were found in His Book of Life (Rev.20:12,15) for their good lives. So here on the New Earth they learn to know & love Him at last!--And when truly saved they too will be allowed to enter the Holy City!
ALL OF THESE FOLKS LIVING OUTSIDE THE CITY ON THE NEW EARTH WILL HAVE SOME KIND OF NEW BODIES.--Exactly what kind, we're not sure. But we do know that they're not going to be as supernatural or powerful as the Heavenly super-bodies of the Saints. The Bible says that the Saints will have bodies as powerful & miraculous as the angels', just like Jesus' body after He was resurrected! (Phil.3:21; 1Jn.3:2)
WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HE WAS ABLE TO APPEAR OR DISAPPEAR, walk right through solid walls, & fly from one place to another with the speed of thought, as well as enjoy all of the natural physical pleasures we enjoy now! (Lk.24:30-43,51; Jn.20:26) And we in the City will be able to do the same!--Just like those beautiful flying couples gliding over the Lake! Those circles of light, or halos, over each of the flyers' heads are "Crowns of Life" (Rev.2:10) that all of God's saved supernatural children will wear in that day!
BUT I THINK THE BODIES OF THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THE CITY WILL BE A LITTLE MORE LIKE THE BODIES THAT WE HAVE NOW. They might be just as natural as Adam & Eve were! In fact, everything will be natural--the way God originally made things to be in the Garden of Eden! The only forms of transportation will be God-given ones--horses, mules, camels, wagons & carriages, etc. There will be no more gasoline-powered, polluting, stinking, life-destroying cars & trucks! Perhaps to move heavy loads up the streams & rivers they'll use graceful sailing ships, powered by God's Own good clean winds & breezes!
THE SUPER-DUPER CITIZENS OF THE HEAVENLY CITY WILL FLY OUT TO THE NEW EARTH with the magical "leaves from the Trees of Life for the healing of the nations". (Rev.22:2) They will be ruling & helping & healing & teaching those outside about the Lord & His Love & His ways.
ANOTHER AMAZING FACT ABOUT THE COMING NEW EARTH IS THAT THERE WILL BE "NO MORE SEA"! (Rev.21:1) The great oceans of the World will be dried up, so there will be five times as much land for all of the World's billions of resurrected people to live on & enjoy!--Beautiful rolling landscape, lakes & streams, fields & forests, flowers, trees & grass, completely free from any of man's filthy cities, factories, chemical plants, weapons & pollution, thank God!
THE TENDER LOVING HANDS OFFERING YOU THE HEARTFUL OF HEAVEN IN THIS PICTURE ARE THOSE OF GOD'S OWN HOLY SPIRIT! She's pictured as a woman, as a Mother, because She is the Comforter, the Spirit of Love, the Mother-figure of the Trinity. Most people don't realise that the Bible says that in the beginning, when God created man, He said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.--Male & female created He them!" (Gen.1:26,27)--So God's Trinity is male & female!
IN THE BIBLE'S BOOK OF PROVERBS, King Solomon describes God's Spirit of Love & Wisdom as a "She", that was with God "from the beginning, when He had not yet made the Earth & when He prepared the Heavens." (Prov.8:1-22) God's precious Holy Spirit is His Own Heavenly Mate, the spiritual Mother of His Son, Jesus, & the Mother of us all in spirit!
SHE IS LOVINGLY OFFERING TO FILL YOUR HEART WITH HEAVEN RIGHT HERE & NOW! You don't have to wait for the Heavenly City to arrive, your heart can be full of Heavenly happiness, love & peace today!--If you'll just receive God's Son Jesus by asking Him to come into your heart! We who have Jesus in our hearts have a little bit of Heaven already!--And thanks to Him, we have only happiness & joy & beautiful eternal rewards to look forward to in the Next Life! Everyone who receives Him now will be able to live with Him in that Heavenly City, where we will enjoy the greatest blessings, joys & pleasures of God! So why settle for less than the best He has for you?
JESUS LOVES YOU & IS WAITING TO COME INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW.--Will you let Him in? Simply pray: "Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God & that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I now open the door of my heart & I ask You, Jesus, to please come in & give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life. Help me to love You & to love others by telling them about You & Your Love. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
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