Psalm 48:7
“God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.”
If a room full of people were to close their eyes, and dream of what their idea of heaven would be, not one of their mental images would be the same. Many would draw different pictures of a far off supernatural land of perfect life in the sky. There isn’t a nation of people on earth, or a religion, or a philosophy, that doesn’t have some kind of Utopia. Whether they place it in this life or one to come, there is that place that is outside of our ability to understand, that mankind refers to as “heaven”.
Some people use the word as a colloquialism to mean something amazing or wonderful. But it is best known and used by Christians to denote that place of eternal existence where God dwells. To the Muslim it is “jannah” the eternal paradise of the “tawhid,” the oneness of God. Other religions use it to denote where their god(s) dwell. To the Believer, heaven is that place where God is.
It came first. Before there was an earth, before there were people, before God was even an object of worship, there was just Him in heaven. When He created the angels there was this place of perfect dwelling where there was no death or trouble, just God in His eternal existence. We did not come from heaven, but we came from Christ, who was at that time in the bosom of the Father (John 1:18). Heaven is where God is and where He has prepared a place for us to be with Him (John 14:2). God is eternal, and so where He dwells can be both something He has made or an eternal place of existence.
Regardless of our imaginations of heaven and our lack of understanding of it, we know for certain it is where God sits on His throne in all His holiness and majesty. Praise be to the Lord of heaven.
50-0815 - “Who Is God?”
So He first was God, Jehovah. And out of Him… Let's just picture now as a little drama so you can get it. Let's see coming out of space where there's nothing, let's make it a little white Light, like a mystic Light, like a Halo. And that was the Logos that went out of God in the beginning. That was the Son of God that came out of the bosom of the Father. That was what was in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us. In the beginning was God. And then out of God came the Logos, a part of God that went out of God.
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