Because Heaven seems so far away from life on Earth, God has given us some key truths to hold onto. God Almighty says that Heaven is:
1—OUR ROOM IN FATHER’S HOUSE: Jesus said it was a “place” He was preparing just for us in His “Father’s House” (Jn. 14). That speaks of family, love, and an anticipated special holiday reunion.
2—OUR SEAT AT GOD’S BANQUET: Jesus also called Heaven a banquet feast that each of us have a place at the table (Mt. 8:11).
3—AN INEXPRESSIBLY WONDERFUL PARADISE TO LONG FOR: Paul said it was “Paradise” (2 Cor. 12) and that he experienced things beyond description that made him long for Heaven (Phil. 1:23). He added that when we are absent from here we are present there (2 Cor. 5).
4—OUR RESERVED PLACE AT THE MOST EXCLUSIVE RESORT: Peter said we have reservations there (1 Peter 1)
5—OUR DESTINATION IN THE HEAVENLY CITY: Abraham believed Heaven was a city with foundations built and made by God (Heb. 11)
6—OUR HOME FOREVER WITH GOD: Finally in Revelation John sees that we dwell (tabernacle) with God (Rev. 21-22).
This is a 20-lesson course on the final book of the Bible.
Revelation’s 404 verses contain over 800 quotations, allusions, and connections to the rest of the Bible.
There is no new doctrine contained in these 22 chapters, only clarification on how they will come to pass.
This is the ONLY book of the Bible Jesus came down to supervise as the conclusion of God’s Revelation. Moses went up to God to get the Pentateuch; Jesus came down to Earth on Patmos to show John what to write.