A Heaven to Gain
And It's a Real
by Pastor John Hamel
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door
was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a
trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things
which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Revelation
referred to it over seventy times in the Bible.
Almost all of the
world’s false religions and make-believe disciplines refer to it,
also. However, almost all of them differ on what it is and what it is
like. One should not bother to listen to any of their ungodly
The Bible is man’s
final authority concerning this topic and it very clearly teaches what Heaven is.
the Capital of the Universe. It is from here that the Most High God providentially
governs all of His creation.
clouds are a covering to Him, that He seeth not; and He walketh in the
circuit of Heaven." (Job 22:14)
is interesting to note in this verse that the Hebrew word for
"circuit" is "chuwg." (Pronounced khoog.) It means
"a circle" or "a circle as drawn with a compass."
verse reveals that in order for the Most High God to walk the area of
Heaven, He must walk in a circle. Obviously, Heaven must be spherical,
like Planet Earth and all other planets, in order for Him to do so.
going forth is from the end of the Heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of
it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof." (Psalm 19:6)
is another fascinating Bible fact. The Hebrew word for "circuit"
in this verse is "tequwphah." (Pronounced tek-oo-faw.) It means
"a revolution" or "to revolve," "to follow a
course," "to lapse," "to come about."
This word is a
reference to the way planets, including the Planet Heaven, orbit in space.
obviously, according to what is written in Scripture, the spherical Planet
Heaven revolves, or orbits, in space following a course repeatedly.
it is clear from these two verses that Heaven is a spherical-shaped planet
that orbits in space like all other planets.
The Apostle Paul
revealed, by the Holy Spirit, that the Planet Earth is an exact replica of the
the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)
the Apostle Paul reveals that Heaven can be understood by looking at the
things God made on the Earth at the time of Creation. Although Heaven
is invisible to us now, all we must do to get a clear idea of what it is
like is look around at things on Planet Earth. Paul is saying the
Planet Heaven looks exactly like the Planet Earth. Of course it would,
because it is a spherical planet orbiting in space just like Earth.
Curse of Death Will Be Purged
Unfortunately, Adam allowed a curse to
come into the Earth that is not on the Planet Heaven. (Genesis
3:17-19) That is why sickness, poverty, death and separation from God
are problems on Earth which do not exist in Heaven. That curse will be purged from the Earth soon after Jesus
returns to begin His Millennial Reign.
He must reign, til He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy
that shall be destroyed is death." (1 Corinthians 15:25-26)
At the time of
Christ permanently destroying death, Planet Earth will be as “sin-free”
and "curse-free" as Planet
Heaven is now.
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more
death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: For
the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:5)
One other thing I should mention
is that the Planet Heaven is located directly north of the Planet Earth.
(Psalm 75:6,7; Isaiah 14:13,14)
wife, Barbara, once asked, "Do you think it could be the North
If Jesus is your Lord, Savior and
Deliverer, you have much to look forward to in Heaven. There will be
friends and family there who also accepted Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary.
You will live
in that home you have always desired and experience wonderful things that
Earth could not give to you. (Matthew 6:18-20; John 14:2)
will you suffer sickness, lack, fear, accident, rejection, loneliness or
even death, yours or anyone else’s. (Revelation 21:4,5)
Just think of
Planet Heaven as a perfected Planet Earth and there you have it!
ever arrived on the Planet Heaven for being good. You get there by accepting
Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
No one goes to Hell for being bad. One
goes to Hell for rejecting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
God never sent one human being to Hell. He
never will. People send themselves to Hell by rejecting His means of escape
Have you not yet told Jesus, “You’re my choice”?
You can do it right now, wherever
you are, while reading this Gospel message.
Just simply say, “Jesus,
You’re my choice” and you’ll be spared the penalty of Hell. You’ll gain the rewards of Heaven. (Romans 10:31)
After all, there is a Hell to shun and a Heaven to gain!
Be Blessed ... John and
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