Billy Graham Answers Questions About Heaven

March 16, 2012

God’s Word says heaven awaits all the saints of His kingdom, but how many of us really know what heaven will be like? The Heaven Answer Book is a biblically based book written in Q&A format with answers to commonly asked questions about our future and final home. Topics include what we’ll do, what we’ll be, what we’ll see, our rewards in heaven, and more. Each question features trustworthy insights from Billy Graham’s decades of messages and writings.

You can purchase the book at Ruth’s Attic bookstore online or at The Billy Graham Library.

Here’s an excerpt:

What will we see when we get to Heaven?

We will see many glorious sites in Heaven, but the most wonderful of all will be the Savior of the world and His glory. “Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar” (Isaiah 33:17).

It is part of our human nature to want to satisfy our imaginations about Heaven, but God has His reasons for giving us only a taste of His eternal dwelling. Human language falls short of describing such majesty. The magnificence of earth’s possessions will dim in Heaven’s sunlight. John could only express it with analogies: “Its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal…The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass” (Revelation 21:11, 21). Here on earth, streets are covered with gravel and asphalt, and windows are made of glass, but John writes about the golden streets that are transparent. Keep in mind that in Heaven everything is made new. We are given only snapshots of things to come. We will require a heavenly transformation to comprehend such glory.

Clouded things of earth will become transparent in eternity; now they are known only by Him. As we practice patience while waiting, let thoughts of Heaven’s glory fill your soul. They will sustain you until the day your eyes are fully opened.

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