We Will Walk on Gold
We place great value on diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires to adorn fingers and ears. These highly treasured trinkets are such assets to us we lock them in safes. We wouldn’t think of walking on our jewelry. But in Heaven these gems are so prevalent, our feet will skip on gold and precious stones.
My hometown in Arkansas is close to the only diamond mine in North America. Thousands flock to the Crater of Diamonds State Park every year to dig through dirt, battle bugs, and endure the blaze of the sun all for the goal of uncovering a shiny rock.
In Heaven, all these riches are laid before us as sidewalks, gates, and buildings. The largest diamond in the ground will merely be gravel.
The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. (Revelation 21:18-20)
We Will See Everything Clearly
All the questions we had before we were gifted with immortality and all the reasons for events we didn’t understand will be made known to us. We will be connected to the Almighty Creator with no diffusion from society, culture, other people, or the devil.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Heaven is Not the Promised Land
However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived—the things God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
The Hebrews struggled for years in the wilderness looking forward to the land flowing with milk and honey. Their goal lay before them, but there was one problem. While the area was abundant with houses already built and ample food supply, giants inhabited the countries. They still had wars to fight.
Sometimes we refer to Heaven as our promised land. But Heaven has no giants to conquer. When we go to our incorruptible home, we leave behind all the issues of life which include the spiritual and soulish giants, mountains, and valleys of this fallen dust. Heaven is not our promised land. Heaven is better than we could ever imagine.
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