Summary of passages: Various passages for the day.
3) Personal Question. My answer: Angels, God, Jesus, clouds, harmony of animals and people, paradise, a garden like what I imagine Eden to be, no tears, love, loved ones who’ve passed. How Revelation describes the New Jerusalem: streets of gold, walls of jewels, gates of pearls, a river running through, trees with fruit, etc. Culture portrays it similarly. Since we don’t know what heaven will be like, it could be accurate unless it goes against what the Bible says heaven is like.
4) Part-personal Question. My answer: John 14:1-4: Jesus says there are many rooms in his Father’s house and he’ll be there. God loves me enough to prepare a place for me.
1 Corinthians 13:12: When we see Jesus fully, we’ll have an intimate relationship with God. Now we see but a poor reflection and we’ll see face to face and know God fully. I’ll spend all of eternity gazing on God and His glory.
Revelation 21:1-5: There will be a Holy City, a new Jerusalem where all shall dwell along with God. There will be no death, mourning, crying, tears, or pain. Heaven will be amazing.
Conclusions: The lesson before the last one and it’s a filler. Can we just finish Revelation please?
End Notes: 1 Corinthians 13:12 is the best here. In ancient times, mirrors were of poor quality and most people did not even own one. Most people had no idea what they looked like except in a pool of standing water. The city of Corinth was famous for producing some of the best quality bronze mirrors of the time. Still, they were of poor quality compared to today’s.
Face-to-face in the Bible means free and open fellowship. This is how Moses’ relationship is described with God (Exodus 33:11). We won’t need the Holy Spirit anymore. We’ll have Jesus instead.