How about five awesome Bible verses that give you a glimpse of heaven?
Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
What is more inspirational than this verse about heaven? Here we see the end of all suffering, pain, mourning, and crying and even the death of death. It is about the most precious time when God will wipe away every tear, and when God wipes a tear away, it’s gone forever!
John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”
In this verse, Jesus is reassuring them that He is about to leave, but He will come back for them again. If not, He “would have told” them. In the meantime, He’ll be preparing a place for them and for us as well, if we are one of His disciples.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Paul is basically saying that we can’t possibly compare the sufferings of our present lives and the evil that’s in the world today, with the glory that’s yet to be revealed to us! It’s like a set of scales. Take a grain of dust on one side (today’s suffering in real time), then take all matter in all the universe on the other (Jesus’ Shekinah glory and the kingdom, eternal life), and it’s not even a contest. Whatever the believer’s were going through at the time, and whatever you are going through right now, nothing can compare with being in the presence of God some day! Not even Paul could describe that glory, for it’s beyond human imagination or words. It is something you must experience.
Luke 23:43 “And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Paul was confident that “we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8). Even more precise, “therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:6).
Revelation 21:1 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”
Part of the last two chapters includes a precious glimpse into eternity, “where the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God” (Rev. 21:3). In the culmination of this New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven (Rev. 21:2), “no longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever” (Rev. 22:3-5).
Jesus told us to think about the prize: heaven. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:19-21) because it is “a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Luke 12:33-34).