Are you Ready for Heaven?

“I don’t enjoy coming to church.” How often do people use these words or others like them to express their feelings? It may be that others have not used these words, but they have felt them. Think about the implication of these words.

If I really am bored in worship, then how on earth could I enjoy being in heaven? I have little idea about what our activities will be like in eternity, but the Bible does give glimpses into some activities around the throne. In Isaiah chapter six, the prophet described what he saw in the vision. He saw the Lord sitting on a mighty throne with heavenly beings flying around the throne. “And one cried to another and said, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!’” Heaven is a place where God is praised. Think about this. How long would it have been before you got bored being there?

John’s vision of heaven is found in Revelation chapter four. He sees four living creatures around the throne. “And they do not rest day or night, saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’” Look carefully at what is said, “They do not rest day or night . . .” Heaven is a place of praise. How long would it have been before you got bored being there?

John then sees others sitting on thrones around God’s who leave their thrones, remove their crowns and fall before that mighty throne. They “. . . cast their crowns before the throne, saying: ‘You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things and by Your will they exist and were created.’” In the next chapter, John sees a host of angels—ten thousand times ten thousands and thousands of thousands—singing praises to the Lord. Heaven is a place of praise. How long would it have been before you got bored being there?

In chapter fifteen, John sees a multitude of those who were victorious over evil. “They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the saints!’” Someday, all the redeemed will be in their position. Lord, hasten that day! What a day of rejoicing that will be! Heaven is a place of praise.

Now, if you find other things more enjoyable and exciting than worshiping God, just how happy would you be in heaven? If worshiping God is boring, and you have a casual attitude toward attending worship, how happy would you be in heaven? Heaven is a place of praising God. How happy would you be when we’ve been there 10,000 years, knowing we have no fewer days to sing God’s praise than when we started?

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