A gentleman contacted me last week with a question: “Will there be any sin in heaven, will sin be completely gone?”
My mind did a quick leap to the beautiful lesson study I did the week before with one of my students entitled “What Will Heaven Really be Like?”. I gave the gentleman some Scriptures but also invited him for a Bible study, to which he agreed.
Together, we shared the beautiful promises from the Bible. In the book of Nahum chapter 1:9 God promises He “will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time”. Nahum was a prophet. His name in Hebrew is Nachum meaning “comforted” or “the one comforted”.
God invites everyone to go to heaven. But not everyone will fill the conditions. The Bible describes who will be there in heaven and who wont: Revelation 22:14 and 15. We can be sure to be in heaven if we accept Jesus as out Savior: 1 John 1:9, and Lord: Romans 6:22.
It is not enough to call Jesus “Lord”. We must also trust and love Him enough to actually allow Him to be Lord: Matthew 7:21-27. In these verses Jesus compares those who obey Him to “a wise man which built his house upon a rock” and verse 25 shows us why it is beneficial to do so. Continue reading and we can see what it will be like to live a foolish life.
God will not allow those who haven’t made Jesus Lord of their lives into heaven because they would rebel against God’s government just as Lucifer did. Jesus is going to be King of heaven and the new earth. If He allowed people to enter who haven’t allowed Him to rule in their lives here, they would certainly not allow Him to do so in the new earth. Then sin would rise again and we would be in the same sad situation we are in now. But the Bible promises that God will not allow sin to rise again. Here is what the prophet Isaiah says in chapter 65:25 “………. they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord”.
Another comforting Scripture is in Revelation chapter 21:27: “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are writtten in the Lamb’s book of life”.
Is your name written there? Let Him be King of your life today! What a wonderful privilege! To be safe for Jesus to take to heaven! Though we can never do this by ourselves, we can trust fully in the power of the Holy Spirit, whose work Jesus has promised to carry out within us.
After studying these beautiful promises, my friend realized that nothing can compare with this!