Heaven is wonderful because some things will not be there. It is the absence of some bad and awful things that will make that place a wonderful place. We all hope to live in a place where evil and ugliness are not present. Well, Heaven is that place.
These verses from the Book of Revelation will give us some ideas about things that will not be there, and because of that they will make Heaven a great place. “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Revelation 21:1.” “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4.”
Let us see some of them.
1 – No More Sea
The first thing that John tells us is that there will be no more sea. Sea in the Bible many times is related to chaos, evil, and anti-kingdom powers. Here in Revelation John is telling us that Heaven will not have that.
2 – No More Death, Mourning
The next thing that John did not see in Heaven was death and mourning. We have seen so many death, and destruction; we have mourned for so many friends that knowing that there will be a place where those things will not be present is a tremendous comfort.
3 – No More Crying
No more crying or tears. It is interesting that we will share at the beginning some tears that God Himself will wipe from our eyes. Probably we will realize how much time and effort we expended doing the wrong thing. But some of us who were persecuted because of the faith will bring our tears, and God will take care of them.
4 – No More Pain
There will be no more pain in heaven. This is one of the things that we look forward to in Heaven, absence of pain. All the pain and suffering will be behind us. We will leave all the pain on earth.
5 – No More Temple
“I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revelation 21:22-23.”This text tells us that in Heaven there will be no more temples. God and the Lamb is its Temple. The presence of God and the Lamb will be there. The whole place will be a temple.
6 – No More Sun or Moon
The light will not be artificial anymore. We will have the real light. God’s glory will shine all over the place and we will not have darkness anymore.
7 – No More Abominations
“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27.”The last thing that John tells us is that there will be no more abominations in Heaven. All that bad stuff that we are sick and tired of seeing and suffering from in this world will not have a place there.
As you can see my friend, Heaven is a wonderful place because of the things that will not be there.
Have a blessed week,