The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
Heaven is where everyone wants to go after they die.  If you were to ask someone "Where
would you like to go when you die, heaven or hell?"  I am sure almost everyone would chose
heaven.  And why not, they would have to be out of their mind to chose hell.  But then when
you ask them "Do you know what you have to do to get to heaven" you get all sorts of answers
from being good to giving your money to the church.  Since heaven or hell will be a place
where we will live FOREVER it seems that we should at least make sure we know what we
have to do to get there.  The Bible teaches that we need to be saved or born again if we want to
go to heaven by asking Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour.  It's not automatic.  You have to make
the choice.

Psalm 103:19
The Lord has established his throne in
heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 33:13-14
From heaven the Lord looks down and
sees all mankind, from his dwelling
place he watches all who live on earth.

God is not only the creator of heaven and
earth but also the ruler of the universe.  
He has set up his place of residence in
heaven from where he can see all that
happens in heaven and on earth.

1 Corinthians 15:47-52
The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.  As was the earthly man,
so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of
heaven.  And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness
of the man from heaven.  I declare to you brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.  Listen I tell you a mystery:  
We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye at the last

Philippians 3:20-22
But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus
Christ, who by the power that enabled him to bring everything under his control will transform
our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Adam was the earthly man made from the dust of the earth.  Jesus was the man from heaven,
God's son.  We are now the likeness of Adam, but when we enter Heaven we will be in the
likeness of Jesus after he was resurrected.  Those who are still alive when God's people are
called from this earth will be changed into their spiritual bodies in an instant.

John 14:2-3
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you.  I am going there to
prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare as place for you, I will come back and take you
to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.

Jesus promised that he would prepare a place in heaven for all those that believe in him.  
That's what he meant when he said  "You know the way to the place where I am going"  All
those that want to spend eternity with God in heaven need to ask Jesus to be their saviour and
accept what he did for them by dying on the cross to pay for their sins.  

Revelation 21:1-4
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
and there was no longer any sea.  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem coming down out of
heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  And I heard a loud
voice from the throne saying "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them.  
They will be his people and God himself will be with them and be their God.  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 22:1-2
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal flowing from the
throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.  On each side of
the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month.

This describes what heaven will be like.  You can read the last two chapters of the Book of
Revelation for a more detailed account, but this gives a pretty good idea of how awesome it will
be.  The tree of life only appears twice in the Bible.  The first time is in Genesis 3:22 where God
guarded the way to the tree of life so that Adam and Eve would not eat of it and live in their sin
forever.  In heaven, the tree of life again appears.   We will live forever by eating from the tree
of life.  
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