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    Heaven will far surpass our wildest dreams!

    This thread is for the enjoyment of those who like to think about heaven, as well as for those looking for reassurance that heaven truly will be awesome!!!

    It seemed logical to consolidate some of these things so they would be easier to find. If you can add other items to these categories, please do.

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    RR Threads and Posts on Heaven

    ANTICIPATION/IMAGININGS
    -Things that you look forward to the most immediately after the rapture.... [posted by Scilent]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1749...er-the-rapture
    -The Beauty of Heaven by NPBF [posted by Not Perfect, But Forgiven]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1862...Heaven-by-NPBF
    -What I'm looking forward too the most... [posted by Nate C]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1609...d-too-the-most
    -What top 5 things are you most looking forward to leaving behind at the Rapture?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1670...at-the-Rapture
    -How do you envision Heaven? [posted by Not Perfect, But Forgiven]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1862...nvision-Heaven
    -Fear of Eternity [posted by Wally]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?188182-Fear-of-Eternity
    -What Do You Think Heaven Will Be Like? [posted by Idgy3]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1622...-Like-*merged*
    -Not in a hurry for the Rapture?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1657...or-the-Rapture

    CHILDREN
    -~ Children In Heaven ~ 2 Cor 1:3-4 [posted by kgreen20]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1557...en-2-Cor-1-3-4

    ANIMALS
    -Pets and the rapture [posted by Tom in TN]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1309...nd-the-rapture
    [see also post #273 for consolidated list of Bible verses useful for pet questions at http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1309...66#post2291266 ]
    -What animals would you most like to try riding in Heaven?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1733...ding-in-Heaven
    -What animals would you most like to have wandering near or through your heavenly yard?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1732...-heavenly-yard

    JOBS/HOBBIES/PASTIMES
    -Ever Wonder What our Job will be once we're Raptured, and in the Millennial Kingdom? [posted by Praying]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1722...lenial-Kingdom
    -What hobbies/pastimes do you most look forward to in Heaven and the MK?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1727...ven-and-the-MK
    -Hobbies and Possessions in Heaven/MK Research
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1728...en-MK-Research [relates to above thread]

    MANSIONS
    -If you could choose the style of your Heavenly mansion, what type would you choose?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1696...uld-you-choose

    AUTOMOBILES
    -If there are cars in Heaven, what types of cars would you like to own?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1696...ou-like-to-own

    BODIES
    -Would you like your body to be any different in Heaven? If so, how so?
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1735...n-If-so-how-so

    WORDS
    -Words we will never hear or use in Heaven [posted by jadeeyes]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1500...-use-in-Heaven
    -Words we WILL use and say in heaven. [posted by MezzerClaw]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1500...-say-in-heaven

    HEAVENLY CROWNS
    -What are the Heavenly crowns that believers can receive in Heaven [posted by IMSAVED]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1745...eive-in-Heaven
    -Crowns for the Overcomers [posted by EarsToHear]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1672...the-Overcomers
    -Five Crowns & Rewards In Heaven [posted by LightOfMyLife]
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1640...ards-In-Heaven
    [Note: Older crown threads available on RR through search function.]

    REWARDS IN HEAVEN (see also Crowns above)
    -TL Test Post #24: Rewards in heaven
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1797...14#post2304814
    -TL Test Post #167: Rewarded accordingly
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1797...33#post2362633

    THE FAMILY OF GOD
    -TL Test Post #181: Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1797...19#post2366719
    -TL Test Post #182: Family of God, Heirs and Inheritances: expanded Bible-passage list for easy reference
    http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1797...36#post2366736

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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      Selected Quotes About Heaven

      -Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. SIR THOMAS MOORE: Come, Ye Disconsolate
      -Think of stepping on shore, and finding it Heaven! Of taking hold of a hand, and finding it God's hand, of breathing new air, and finding it celestial air, of feeling invigorated, and finding it immortality, of passing from storm and tempest to an unbroken calm, of waking up, and finding it Home! ROBERT E. SELLE
      -Divine wisdom, intending to detain us some time on earth, has done well to cover with a veil the prospect of the life to come; for if our sight could clearly distinguish the opposite bank, who would remain on this tempestuous coast of time? MADAME ANNE GERMAINE DE STAEL
      -We cannot resist the conviction that this world is for us only the porch of another and more magnificent temple of the Creator's majesty. F. W. FABER
      -If God hath made this world so fair where sin and death abound, how beautiful beyond compare will paradise be found. J. MONTGOMERY
      -Heaven's the perfection of all that can be said or thought--riches, delight, harmony, health, beauty; and all these not subject to the waste of time, but in their height eternal. J. SHIRLEY
      -It is a great thing to be even the least in Heaven, where all are great, for all shall be called the children of God . . . THOMAS A KEMPIS
      -If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. C. S. LEWIS
      -If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a "wandering to find home," why should we not look forward to the arrival? C. S. LEWIS
      -Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. C. S. LEWIS
      -Death is not a journeying into an unknown land; it is a voyage home. We are going not to a strange country, but to our Father's house, and among our kith and kin. J. RUSKIN

      Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

      "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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      • #4
        Selected Bible Verses About Heaven

        Ps 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
        Ps 17:15 And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
        Ps 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
        Ps 34:9-10 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. [cf. Gen 1:25, re animals considered good (useful for pet questions)]
        Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
        Ps 84:1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!
        Ps 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
        Ps 116:8-9 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
        Is 25:6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine--the best of meats and the finest of wines.
        Is 65:16 . . . the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.
        Jer 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"
        Ezek 47:12 “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing."
        Matt 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
        Matt 6:19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
        Matt 7:7-11 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"
        Matt 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
        Matt 13:45-46 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”
        Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
        Matt 25:21 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'"
        Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
        Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
        Luke 6:23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets."
        Luke 13:29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
        John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
        John 14:2-3 In my father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
        John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
        John 16:23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
        Rom 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
        1 Cor 2:9-10 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
        1 Cor 6:9-11 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
        2 Cor 4:17-18 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
        Eph 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
        Phil 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
        Phil 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
        Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
        Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
        1 Tim 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
        James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above . . .
        2 Peter 1:11 And you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
        Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
        Rev 21:1-8 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." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
        Rev 21:18-27 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 chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
        Rev 22:1-5 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. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

        Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

        "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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        • #5
          Selected Songs About Heaven

          By and By (We'll Understand it Better)
          Homesick
          I Can Only Imagine
          Im A Child of the King
          I'll Fly Away
          Mansion on a Hilltop
          No More Night
          Peace in the Valley
          Shall We Gather at the River
          Suppertime
          Surely Goodness and Mercy
          Take My Hand, Precious Lord
          There Will be a Day
          This World is Not My Home
          What a Day That Will Be
          When I Get Where Im Going
          When the Roll is Called up Yonder
          When the Saints Go Marching In
          When We All Get to Heaven
          Where I Belong
          You Hold Me Now

          [Note: For rapture songs, see The Rapture in Song http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1885...apture-in-Song posted by sirgak]

          Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

          "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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          • #6
            Recommended References on Heaven

            -Heaven, Randy Alcorn (Tyndale House Publishers, 2004). Several RR members highly recommend Randy Alcorn's book Heaven--a great read that can greatly expand one's concept of Heaven.
            -Heaven Is . . . Lofty thoughts for little people, Linda DeYmaz (Gresham, OR: Little People Books, 1996). For children.
            -Heaven--The Last Frontier, by Grant R. Jeffrey (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Frontier Research Publications, 1990).
            -Let's Talk About Heaven, Debby Anderson (Elgin, ILL: Chariot Books, 1991). For children.
            -Got Questions - http://www.gotquestions.org/ Entering "heaven" in their search box produces over 1400 questions/answers.

            Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

            "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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            • #7
              Great idea T.L. One big resource for people to click away at and get encouraged. I admire that alot. I envision tribulation saints trying so hard to glean any reason to keep on living, and this collection will be an easy way of reminding them what and WHO they are living for. It's all about Jesus

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              • #8
                Thank you,Tiger Lily, for pulling all the info together in one place... It will be much easier to find out more about Heaven!
                This world is not my home. I'm just passing through. If heaven's not my home, O Lord, what would I do? The angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore."
                Complete justice for us will come only "when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels" (v. 7).

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                • #9
                  Hey Mods - sticky?
                  sigpic Hey, Dad......ARE WE THERE YET?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sydney Spider View Post
                    Hey Mods - sticky?
                    Good idea!
                    "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


                    Jesus + something = nothing

                    Jesus + nothing = Everything

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iSong6:3 View Post
                      Good idea!
                      Thank you!
                      sigpic Hey, Dad......ARE WE THERE YET?

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                      • #12
                        NPBF - Thanks--that makes me feel good
                        moosejive - You're welcome. Glad you are pleased
                        Sydney and iSong - A sticky! Cool! Thanks!
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                        MORE THREADS THAT MAY BE USEFUL HERE
                        Beautiful gardens, flowers and landscaping
                        [if gardens on earth can be this beautiful, imagine how incredible heavenly gardens will be]
                        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1860...nd-landscaping

                        Voyagers: Students at Boarding School Earth
                        [how the best things on earth reflect God and heaven, while the worst things on earth reflect Satan and portend hell]
                        http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1798...g-School-Earth

                        Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                        "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                        • #13
                          Found another one that I had forgotten about. A lot of fun and silliness in this thread, but includes more serious comments as well.

                          Do you think Animals will talk in Heaven? [posted by Christ4ever777]
                          http://rr-bb.com/showthread.php?1807...talk-in-Heaven

                          Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                          "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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                          • #14
                            A profitable endeavor TL. Thanks, Good Job .
                            It's ALL about Jesus. The Son of God - Emanuel - The Mighty God - Our Salvation.

                            John 1:1-3 NKJV --- Luke 22:42 NKJV --Romans 3:23 NKJV, Rom 5:8 NKJV, Rom 8:28 NKJV, Rom 8:31 NKJV, Rom8:38-39 NKJV, ---Titus 1:2 NKJV - Heb 6:18 NKJV --- John 14:6 NKJV --- 1 John 5:13 NKJV --- Acts 16:29-31 NKJV ... John 6:28-29 NKJV... 1John 2:22 NKJV... Heb 10:11-13 NKJV

                            Oh Look,... an Atheist........I Don't believe it....
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                            • #15
                              You're very welcome, Wally, and thank you for the compliment, too.

                              Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

                              "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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