God has given every person a choice. The choice is between God and self.
This choice determines a person’s eternal destiny: heaven or hell.
Every person will exist for eternity.
God created man into His own image and likeness. He gave man a free will.
The first person God created was given the choice. The two trees mentioned specifically in Genesis represented the choice between God and self.
Choosing God results in eternal life.
Choosing self results in eternal death.
Tragically, most of the 108 billion-plus people throughout history have chosen self. Those who choose self miss heaven.
Heaven is God’s home, full of the glorious splendor of His majesty, and infinitely more.
Eternal death continues forever in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Those in heaven will fellowship with God, with Jesus Christ, forever.
Someone may ask, “What is God like? What is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit like?”
He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.
His presence on the 1 to 10 scale of everything a person dreams of, is . . . infinity.
God offers an eternal celebration. He offers what Jesus revealed: eternal, everlasting life.
He gives every good and perfect gift to every person (James 1:17).
He offers His glorious presence to every person, all the time, forever.
He offers everything a person dreams of, beyond what they can ask or even imagine.
Children of God in heaven will have and be everything they want, need, desire, long for, hope for and dream of.
They will have fullness of love, faith, happiness, rest, joy, peace and infinitely more.
They will worship, serve and learn from the Father and Jesus, forever.
They will discover and experience the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of heaven.
They will minister to others, help other saints, enjoy the spectacular beauty of God’s home, learn, grow, and eternally more, forever.
For all eternity, they will get to spend time with other saints, patriarchs, holy angels, and even . . . Jesus Christ Himself, the Son of God and . . . the Lord God Almighty.
They will live in mansions, walk on streets of gold and live in the beauty and majesty of heaven.
They will celebrate the Lord Jesus forever, praise and worship God, be in awe of their Father’s glorious presence and home, and infinitely more.
Even after a trillion years in heaven, they will just be beginning to fathom . . . the riches of the glory of the mystery . . . of the great God Jehovah, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Saints will be in the prime of life. Many believe that saints will be 33 years old forever, because Jesus was 33 when He died and rose from the dead as a man. Saints will have no gender; there is no male or female in the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus will shepherd and feed them. He will lead them to living fountains of waters. The Holy Spirit will live within and with them, forever.
They will drink freely of the fountain of the water of life.
They will eat delicious fruit from beautiful trees. The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.
They will enjoy the stunning beauty in heaven, of the New Jerusalem, angels, homes, buildings, mountains, hills, fields, trees, flowers and more . . . and most of all, the Father God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Those who have been to heaven reveal that heaven is a planet. Apparently, all three heavens encircle the earth. The first heaven is the atmosphere. The second heaven is outer space. The third heaven is God’s home.
Saints will attend thrilling worship services. Their praise and worship will literally be collected and presented before God.
They will watch, hear and listen to the great patriarchs of the faith deliver messages about the great and awesome Lord God Almighty and His Son, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit; and about the eternal revelation of the great God Jehovah’s nature, character, attributes, love, mercy, graciousness, faithfulness, goodness, truth and infinitely more.
They will forever be in awe of the sacrifice of Jesus. For all eternity, the sacrifice of Jesus will be honored, revered, proclaimed and infinitely more.
At times, they will journey toward the great God Jehovah on His throne, at the highest place in the universe.
The glory of God is so strong near Him, that they likely will fall on their face in the weight of His glory. Angels might give them fruit to strengthen them so they can continue on. Angels serve God and His people. They are ministering spirits. They serve, because God and Jesus Christ serve.
They will never hunger or thirst. They will never have sorrow, sadness or pain. God will wipe away all their tears. There will be no more death, sorrow or crying.
The unsaved, those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life, will spend eternity in hell, in the lake of fire.
They will be tormented with fire, brimstone and burning sulfur, forever. The smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever. They will have no rest day or night.
The lost souls in hell burn in fire forever. Their soul and their body will exist for eternity. Their flesh literally burns and falls off their bodies. Worms and maggots crawl inside them and are not affected by the fire.
Hell is a place of continual fire, torment, loud wailing, weeping, screaming, and gnashing of teeth.
The lost souls feel and know everything going on. They remember their life on earth and how they could have repented.
They suffer a literal eternal death. Human beings exist forever, because we are eternal beings, made in God’s image. Their souls and bodies exist forever.
Jesus Christ spoke about hell often in the gospels, in: Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.
Why does hell exist? There had to be a place for the fallen angels, because they are eternal. God withdrew Himself from the place called hell. It was prepared for the enemy and his angels, not for man. But the enemy deceives people into not following Jesus Christ.
Hell is currently located in the center of the earth. At the end times, it will be thrown into the lake of fire.
In hell, a person has ALL their senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch – and all five are a lot stronger there. The spirit realm is on a much higher level than the natural realm.
Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Receive the glorious Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ. Spend eternity in heaven.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 2:15-17, Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 25:41, John 14:2, Gospel of John, Revelation 4:14, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 13:11, Revelation 21, Revelation 20:15, Matthew 5:22,29,30; 10:28; 11:23; 12:40; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; 25:41; Mark 9:44,46,48; and Luke 16:19-31.
After Adam fell, God sent mighty, glorious cherubim and a flaming sword to protect the tree of life.
In that verse, cherubim is plural. We don’t know how many cherubim were there. We just know it was more than one. Some believe it was two, just like the cherubim over the Ark of the Covenant.
Cherubim protect the glory of God. The cherubim and the sword protected the tree of life. Why? If Adam had eaten from it, he, and every person after him, would have lived forever on the earth as sinners.
God in his unspeakable wisdom was protecting His peoples’ salvation.