Eternal Perspectives

Want to see the crossing of the Red Sea? Want to be there when Daniel’s three friends emerge from the fiery furnace? It would be simple for God to open the door to the past. Because God is not limited by time, he may choose to show us past events as if they were presently happening. We may be able to study history from a front-row seat.

~ Randy Alcorn, [Heaven]

Eternal Perspectives

Heaven will be deeply appreciated by the disabled, who will be liberated from ravaged bodies and minds, and by the sick and elderly who will be free from their pains and restrictions. They will walk and run and see and hear, some for the first time. Hymn writer Fanny Crosby said, “Don’t pity me for my blindness, for the first face I ever see will be the face of my Lord Jesus.”

~ Randy Alcorn, [Money, Possessions, and Eternity]

Eternal Perspectives

God is a God of inestimable beauty and glory. . . . A God of precise order, structure, and majesty. A God of accessibility and openness. . . . A God of unimaginable . . . grandeur and lavishness. . . . We can tell what God is like simply by walking through His house.

~ Steven J. Lawson, [Heaven Help Us!]

All our inferiorities, complexes, and painful memories will be erased when God Himself wipes the tears from our eyes. Any action of God is total; imagine God cleaning your tear-stained face! We repeat: if God does anything, how “done” is it?

~ T. W. Hunt and Melana Hunt Monroe, [From Heaven’s View] 🙏

We will constantly be more amazed with God, more in love with God, and thus ever more relishing his presence and our relationship with him. Our experience of God will never reach its consummation. We will never finally arrive, as if upon reaching a peak we discover there is nothing beyond. Our experience of God will never become stale. It will deepen and develop, intensify and amplify, unfold and increase, broaden and balloon.

~ Sam Storms, [“Heaven: The Eternal Increase of Joy”]

Eternal Perspectives

All Heaven—angels and saints alike—fall down like cut timber before God in utter humility and submission. . . . They are knocked flat on their faces by His regal splendor. . . . Any time someone is in God’s presence, whether on earth or in Heaven, they always react this way. Why? They’ve seen the glory of God, that’s why!

~ Steven J. Lawson, [Heaven Help Us!]

Eternal Perspectives

The kingdom must not be understood as merely the salvation of certain individuals or even as the reign of God in the hearts of his people; it means nothing less than the reign of God over his entire created universe. . . . The kingdom is not man’s upward climb to perfection but God’s breaking into human history to establish his reign and to advance his purposes.

Anthony Hoekema, [The Bible and the Future]