Lesson 19: A Humanitarian by Giving Us a Spectacular Eternity

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Study Guide Pages 148-154

More Key Bible Verses

Read the following passages which describe the blessings of heaven.

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalm 17:15

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 Corinthians 13:12

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Revelation 14:13

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Revelation 7:15

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 16:11

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

1 Thessalonians 4:14

Read and study the following quotes from “A Humanitarian by Giving Us a Spectacular Eternity,” chapter 19 of God—The Ultimate Humanitarian.

Through Jesus’ merits, every single believer is worthy to dwell in God’s presence for all eternity. Nowhere does the Bible talk about some in heaven not living with God. On the contrary, “God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).

By far, our greatest heavenly joy and glory will be living in God’s presence. Think of how excited people become when they get the opportunity to meet someone they admire. Even if the meeting lasts only a few minutes, they view it as the experience of a lifetime. In heaven we will remain with God for all eternity. We will constantly be in his presence, experiencing unimaginable majesty and splendor. Not once will we be escorted out of his presence. For all eternity, we will experience his brilliant radiance.

And we will forever feel the warmth of his love. We have seen how God, in so many different and wonderful ways, has not only given tremendous gifts to humanity, but has also served them. Amazingly, his service doesn’t come to an end in heaven! “The Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’” (Revelation 7:17). Jesus the Lamb shepherding us. God wiping away our tears. A few chapters later that thought is repeated. “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4). I can hardly wait!

God—The Ultimate Humanitarian, 134-135

More Questions to Consider

  1. Living for eternity with Heavenly Father is the best thing ever. What makes this so?
  2. Agree/disagree: We will be bored in heaven because we won’t have anything to do.
  3. Why do humans desire something other than a perfect eternal life with Heavenly Father?
  4. Which “there will be no more” of heaven encourages you the most? Tell us in the chatbox.
  5. What questions do you still have about heaven? Let us know in the chatbox
  6. Agree/disagree. We can think too much about heaven.

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