What is it going to be like in heaven?
I don’t really know, so my answer usually is, “God has a place for me there. If God’s there, I want to be there.” I’ve been okay with not being able to answer that precisely.
But who’s going to be there?
I’ve been reading from a book by Charles Stanley called The Gift of Heaven. It directs me to Bible passages that help answer this question.
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face ~Revelation 22:3-4 (NLT)
God the Father and Jesus (the Lamb) will be there. So will his servants.
Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. ~Revelation 5:11 (NLT)
Angels, lots and lots of angels, will be there.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
~1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NLT)
All those who died having received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior will be there.
I’m going to be there.
How do I know? The Bible tells me so.
What’s the Bible? It contains words breathed by God and written down by man.
Robert J. Morgan wrote this description in his book The Strength You Need:
“God hasn’t given us a book simply filled with miscellaneous quotations or motivational mottos. He has given us a book rich in history, with riveting plots, unforgettable characters, and enriching stories. Every great quotation has a great context.”