Heaven is the place where God dwells—it is God’s holy habitation. He created it, He lives there, and, some day, so shall all believers.
Moses prayed that God would “look down from heaven, your holy dwelling place” (Deuteronomy 26:15). Solomon, the wisest king to ever live, prayed: “O LORD my God. . . . hear from heaven, your dwelling place” (1 Kings 8:28, 30). Abram said, “God Most High, Creator of heaven” (Genesis 14:22). Nehemiah prayed to “the God of heaven” (Nehemiah 2:4); King Nebuchadnezzar praised the King of Heaven (Daniel 4:37); and Jesus opened our hearts to the reality of Heaven when He lifted His eyes and prayed, “Our Father which art in heaven” (Matthew 6:9 KJV). Heaven is occupied by the presence of Almighty God. This makes Heaven the supreme destination for those who long to worship Him as their Creator, God, Lord, King, Father, and Savior.
This is admittedly hard for us to comprehend; after all, the Bible tells us God is a spirit and is infinite, so how can He be confined to one place? In spite of this mystery, the Bible assures us that His presence fills all of Heaven, and in Heaven we will be safely in His care forever.
The apostle Paul wrote, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).
Heaven is the Father’s house (John 14:2). Heaven is the dwelling place of Jesus Christ His Son (1 Peter 3:21–22). Heaven is the city of the living God and the redeemed (Hebrews 12:22–23). If this does not fill your heart with hope and a desire for that better country, I urge you to examine where you stand before God, and turn from doubt to belief. If you love Jesus Christ, you will want to follow Him all the way to that place called Heaven. “Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction . . . Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:18–20). Paul urges others to follow Him.
Listen with your ears to the voice of God (Ecclesiastes 5:1). Answer Christ’s knock on your heart’s door (Revelation 3:20). Enter into fellowship with the Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:9).
This is Heaven.