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What does Heaven look like? (Part I of III)

BY CARY KINSOLVING Modified: February 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm •  Published: February 4, 2013

In the New Jerusalem, the river of life will flow from God's throne. Concerning God's throne, Stephen, 8, writes, "Jesus has his own chair. No one can sit in his chair, only if he says, `Probably, yes.'"

Actually, Jesus will invite some Christians to sit on his throne. Those who overcome are those who have fellowship with the Lord and follow him as disciples (Revelation 3:21). To sit with Christ on his throne means to have a position of authority in his kingdom. There is no greater honor. Jesus will reward faithful believers.

"There is probably a huge temple in heaven," says an anonymous friend. Is there? In the Apostle John's vision of the New Jerusalem, he wrote, "But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple" (Revelation 21:22).

Think about this: The temple and all its priestly functions in the old Jerusalem were a shadow of a greater reality. God's presence dwelt in the temple. When Jesus was born, his name was called "Immanuel," which means "God with us."

Memorize this truth: "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2).

Ask this question: Who or what occupies your mind?

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