Heavenly Quotes on Heaven!
THE MOST EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF QUOTES ON THE SUBJECT OF HEAVEN!

Introduction

Homesick for Heaven

Life After Life!

Comfort and Refuge

No More Tears

Reunion with Loved Ones

Our Heavenly Bodies

Learning, Learning, Learning!

A Down-to-Earth Heaven

The Heavenly City

Conclusion

Cartoonist Arthur Brisbane once pictured a crowd of grieving caterpillars carrying the corpse of a cocoon to its final resting place. The poor, distressed caterpillars, clad in black raiment, were weeping, and all the while the beautiful butterfly fluttered happily above the muck and the mire of Earth, forever freed from its earthly shell.
Needless to say, Brisbane had the average funeral in mind and sought to convey the idea that when our loved ones pass, it is foolish to remember only the cocoon and concentrate our attention on the remains, while forgetting the bright butterfly.

Dr. Werner von Braun, well-known for his part in pioneering the U.S. space program, said that he had "essentially scientific" reasons for believing in life after death. He explained: "Science has found that nothing can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies the fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of the universe, doesn't it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation -- the human soul? I think it does."

The English scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) is considered to have been one of the greatest experimental physicists. When Faraday was questioned on his speculations of a life after death, he replied:
"Speculations? I know nothing about speculations. I'm resting on certainties. I know that my Redeemer lives, and because He lives, I shall live also."

"We shall not rest from our work but from our labours. There will be no toil, no pain in the work. --Anonymous

"Heaven is not all rest. On the door is inscribed: 'No admission except on business.'--Anonymous

"You grow to heaven. You don't go to heaven. " - Edgar Cayce

"Heaven would be a very hell to a wicked person." --David Berg

"I'm not afraid of death. It's just that I don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen

"To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessing of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil." --Socrates

"The best way to get to heaven is to take it with you. " --Henry Drummond

"Your religion is where your love is." --Henry David Thoreau

"No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today." - Fra Giovanni

"Heaven -- the treasury of everlasting life.--William Shakespeare

"Love rules the camp, the court, the grove -- for love is Heaven, and Heaven is love.--Lord Byron

"Be assured that just as an hour is only part of a day, so life on Earth is only part of eternity.--C.L. Allen

"Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire about its climate, about the neighbors I would have -- about everything, in fact, that I could learn concerning it. If soon you were going to emigrate, that is the way you would feel. Well, we are all going to emigrate in a very little while. We are going to spend eternity in another world. … Is it not natural that we should look and listen and try to find out who is already there and what is the route to take?--Dwight L. Moody

"It certainly seems like a good idea to talk about Heaven, meditate about Heaven and read about Heaven, because, after all, that's where we're going to spend eternity. It's an important place -- our eternal home. So it's only natural to want to know what it's like and what we're going to be like when we get there.--David Brandt Berg

We can enjoy Heaven now. We can have half of the enjoyment ahead of time by looking forward to it, thinking about it, reading about it and anticipating it.----David Brandt Berg

ON THE JOYS OF HEAVEN. There is no good in this life but what is mingled with some evil; honours perplex, riches disquiet, and pleasures ruin health. But in heaven we shall find blessings in their purity, without any ingredient to embitter, with everything to sweeten them. O! who is able to conceive the inexpressible, inconceivable joys that are there? None but they who have tasted of them. Lord, help us to put such a value upon them here, that in order to prepare ourselves for them, we may be willing to forego the loss of all those deluding pleasures here. How will the heavens echo of joy, when the bride, the Lamb's wife, shall come to dwell with her husband for ever! Christ is the desire of nations, the joy of angels, the delight of the Father; what solace then must that soul be filled with that hath the possession of him to all eternity? O! what acclamations of joy will there be when all the children of God shall meet together, without fear of being disturbed by the antichristian and Cainish brood! Is there not a time coming when the godly may ask the wicked what profit they have in their pleasure? what comfort in their greatness? and what knit in all their labour? If you would be better satisfied what the beatifical vision means, my request is that you would live holily, and go and see. -- John Bunyan, author of Pilgrims Progress

"Thinking about Heaven can inspire and encourage us to be more heavenly-minded and realize that Heaven is a real place where we're really going to live. ----David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is a city without a cemetery--Anonymous

"Heaven is something that we can easily get excited and thrilled about and look forward to. It will be like Christmas is for children, only it will be the greatest Christmas we've ever had!----David Brandt Berg

"Heaven and the spirit world are much more real, beautiful and lasting than the world which you can see with your natural eyes at this very moment.----David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is a beautiful place to be, full of beautiful people having a beautiful time!----David Brandt Berg

"Where is there a country without sin, crime, lawlessness, bloodshed, disease, death, sorrow and heartache? Heaven is a country in which there is the absence of all that is common to any land, for in God's country there are no barriers, no walls or curtains to divide; no race barrier; no soldiers because there are no wars; no policemen because there is no crime or sin; no undertakers because there are no graves; no physicians because germs, fevers, pestilences, diseases are unknown; no thieves because there is no darkness. Who would not yearn for this better and more desirable country in which there are no separations, no broken homes, no drunkards, no prisons, no hospitals, no beggars, no persons who are blind, deaf, dumb or destitute? What a country! Are you not homesick for Heaven? --H. Lockyer

In paradise or in heaven (I speak here only through report and not direct experience), discursive speech is unnecessary because everyone is already in the place he or she would desire to be, allied in a perfect and an indistinguishable way with the good. Therefore there is no reason to say anything to anyone; because again the only reason to say something to someone else is to advance both of you in the direction you desire. But in heaven, everyone is at the place of optimal desire so it is imagined in great literature like Milton's Paradise Lost not as a scene of communication, but as a scene of celebration. Heaven's inhabitants express themselves as a chorus all of whose members sing the same song, and sound a note that is repetitive, ritual and ceremonial -- in short a long endless amen or hallelujah. It is only in Heaven that speech is free and spontaneous, because it doesn't mean anything; it doesn't have to mean anything. In this vale of tears, speech means, has a purpose and when we feel this purpose threatened by some of speech's forms, we will always curtail it. -- Prof Stanley Fish.

"Heaven is going to be like this life, only better. It will be like this life with all its joys and beauties and pleasures, but without the drawbacks -- with all the assets but none of the liabilities.----David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven, you're going to get just about whatever you want. Heaven's the place where all your heart's desires will be fulfilled -- if they're good ones. Put in your order now!----David Brandt Berg

"The more of Heaven we cherish, the less of Earth we covet.----David Brandt Berg

"If we really understood Heaven, we would be most unhappy and unsatisfied with life on Earth. We would rebel against our earthly limitations. If we saw Heaven, we could not bear this earth. That's why Heaven is forever: we cannot bear to leave it after we get there.----C.L. Allen

No Disappointment In Heaven

"Heaven is a permanent residence … a place where we unpack our bags and stay forever. … What a glorious thought to wake up in Heaven and realize it is home!----C.L. Allen

Life After Life!

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.--Rabindranath Tagore

"Leaving this life is just like going from one room to another and closing the door.----David Brandt Berg

Let us believe that when death comes, and it will come sooner or later to every human being, we can be assured it will come as a friend who lovingly leads us to our eternal home, Heaven.--C.L. Allen

"Death is but a passage out of a prison into a palace.--Anonymous

"Living is death; dying is life. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans, on that, children; on this side, captives; on that, freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God. --Henry Ward Beecher

"What we call life is a journey to death. What we call death is the gateway to life.--Anonymous

"I think of death as a glad awakening from this troubled sleep which we call life; as an emancipation from a world, which, beautiful though it may be, is still a land of captivity.--Lyman Abbott

"To die is to go and live in another home.--C.L. Allen

"I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says, "She is gone," there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" That is dying. --Henry Scott Holland

"This world is to be likened to the porch; the world to come unto the palace." --The Talmud

"When Robert Browning's father lay dying -- he was past eighty at the time -- his cheerfulness alarmed the attending physician. "Does the old gentleman know he is dying?" the doctor inquired of his daughter in a low voice. The father overheard him and smiled, "Death is no enemy in my eyes."

"Peace, peace! He is not dead, he does not sleep --He hath wakened from the dream of life. --Percy Bysshe Shelley, writing about the death of his friend John Keats

"The Apostle Paul wrote, "The things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18). The physical dies away, but the spiritual is forever."--David Brandt Berg

"[In the day of death:] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.--King Solomon Ecclesiastes 12:7

"Your body is not the real you. It's just the physical house you live in. The real you is your spirit, which will live on forever.--David Brandt Berg

"From dust thou art to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.--H.W. Longfellow

"God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me. (Psalm 49:15)--King David

"When I die, do not sound taps over my grave, but reveille -- the morning call, the summons to rise."-- A soldier

"The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here. ... Yet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author.-- Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin

"Death is not something to be feared, but rather anticipated. Of course, we are not to precipitate it ourselves, as suicide is surrender and defeat of the worst kind. But if each of us can have the patience to wait and die in God's time, when His time has come for us, that's the day we're going to be the most thankful. We're going to arrive in our heavenly home and see that it was really worth it all!----David Brandt Berg

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." (1Corinthians 15:26) --St Paul

"Death from this life is just graduation from this grade. It's our release, our graduation, our promotion. School is out! We've finished our schooling in this grade and we pass on to the next grade.----David Brandt Berg

"Even though we have so much to live for on this earth, there is even more to live for in the next life. Death does not cheat a person out of life; death enriches life.----C.L. Allen

"When Christ calls me Home I shall go with the gladness of a boy bounding away from school.--Adoniram Judson, first Christian missionary to Burma

"I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. (John 11:25,26)--Jesus

"Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch."-- Dwight L. Moody

"Because I live, ye shall live also."--Jesus, (John 14:19)

"I shall not live 'till I see God; and when I have seen Him, I shall never die.--John Donne

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.--2 Corinthians 5:1

"God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.--Jesus, Matthew 22:32

"Jesus said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed" (Matthew 13:31). Just as the seed is the beginning of growth, so this life is the beginning but not the end. We continue living the moment our spirits are released from our bodies.--C.L. Allen

Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you" (John14:2). We do not enter the next life as strangers. We are expected and prepared for. We are eagerly desired.----C.L. Allen

Comfort and Refuge

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.--Thomas Moore

"At death the soul, freed from the pains, weariness, ills and limitations of the body, begins its highest life. Death is the beginning of the higher life.--C.L. Allen

"Death is the funeral of all our sorrows.--David Brandt Berg

"Death is the best healing of all, so try not to worry about it. When we die, that's the final, permanent healing. Our old body finally dies and we are rid of it and free. Then we don't have any more diseases or troubles. We won't hurt anymore because we will be in our spiritual body, our new model!----David Brandt Berg

"God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life.--Anonymous

"O death, where is thy sting, O grave, where is thy victory? --St. Paul --1 Corinthians 15:55

No More Tears

"Can you visualize a world with no more death, no more pain, no more hunger, no more fear, no more sorrow, no more crying nor sickness, a world where everything is a joy and a pleasure? -- A society where everybody works together in harmony, cooperation and love? That's Heaven!----David Brandt Berg

"Thank God for Heaven! -- That's where everything will get straightened out and made right!----David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven we'll understand why we've suffered on Earth. The Apostle Paul explained, "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then, face to face. Now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known [of God]" (1 Corinthians 13:12).----David Brandt Berg

"One of the most beautiful verses in the Bible about Heaven is in the 21st chapter of Revelation, the fourth verse. John says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."----David Brandt Berg

"The whole point of Heaven is to relieve us of the suffering, pain, death and tears brought into the world by the evil of humanity. That is why God says that in Heaven there will be no more sorrow, pain, death or crying.----David Brandt Berg

"He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.--Isaiah 25:8

"They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat … and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.--St. John Revelation 7:16,17

"There are going to be tears in Heaven, because God is going to have to wipe them away. No doubt many of us will cry when we first arrive there and realize just how much our many mistakes have cost and lost. But God will wipe away all these tears, and comfort and encourage us and inspire us for the future, so we can forget the past. There will be tears, but thank God He will wipe them away with His joy. Then there will be no more tears and no more years, only a happy eternity!----David Brandt Berg

"All the disappointments, broken dreams and deep dark experiences will soon be forgotten and blotted out like a bad dream, when that glorious dawn of Heaven arrives!----David Brandt Berg

"There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.--Job 3:17

"The only place where we're going to be completely relieved of pain is in Heaven.--David Brandt Berg

"There will be no more danger, pollution or destruction, none of these things that we suffer from so much today. Everything will be heavenly, beautiful and natural, the way it was when God first created the earth.--David Brandt Berg

"[God] shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.…For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.--King David Psalm 72:4,12

"There'll be no more big powers and oppressed poor -- only fairness and justice for all, and eternal happiness. So if you're looking for the perfect city and the perfect government in the perfect country with perfect people, just wait a little while longer -- it's coming----David Brandt Berg

Reunion with Loved Ones

"Very often people come to me and say: "Mr. Moody, do you think we shall know each other in Heaven?" Very often it is a mother who has lost a dear child, and who wishes to see it again. Sometimes it is a child who has lost a mother, a father; and who wants to recognize them in Heaven. There is a verse in Scripture in answer to this, and that is: "We shall be satisfied" (Psalm 17:15). It is all I want to know. My brother who went up there the other day I shall see, because I shall be satisfied. We will see all those we loved on Earth up there, and if we loved them here, we will love them ten thousand times more when we meet them there.--Dwight L. Moody

"One of the best things about Heaven is that we will be able to reunite with loved ones who have already passed on. It will be the greatest family reunion we've ever known, with our loved ones, relatives and ancestors all together in one place at the same time, rejoicing. All together at last!--David Brandt Berg

"After death we are not disembodied spirits. Somewhere in God's wonderful creation there is a place where we can again be with those we have loved and lost for a while.--C.L. Allen

"All love is of God," the Apostle John reminds us, and because love cannot be buried in a coffin, the beautiful but broken relationships of Earth are resumed in the Father's home above where, as members of the same family, we dwell together in perfect harmony.--H. Lockyer

Excerpt of a letter from Ben Franklin to the widow of his brother John, Feb. 22, 1756:
Dear Child,
I condole with you. We have lost a most dear and valuable relation, but it is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life: 'tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living.
A man is not completely born until he is dead. Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals? A new member added to their happy society?
That bodies should be lent to us is a kind and benevolent act of God. When they become unfit for these purposes and afford us pain instead of pleasure -- instead of an aid, become an encumbrance and answer none of the intentions for which they were given -- it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them.
Death is that way. … Why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.

"If you have a dear one in Heaven your heart yearns to see, do not despair, for you will meet again. The voice you loved to hear, you will hear again. The identity of the one you were near to on Earth remains the same, and instant recognition will be yours as you meet, never to part again. Your beloved one is only "lost awhile."--H. Lockyer

"There are no "good-byes" in Heaven.--Anonymous

"I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.--Edna St. Vincent Millay

MY DREAM OF HEAVEN
"What Heaven is, I know not; but I long have dreamed of its purple hills and its fields of light, blossoming with immortal beauty; of its brooks of laughter and its rivers of song and its palace of eternal love. … I long have dreamed of opal towers and burnished domes; but what care I for gate of pearl or street of gold, if I can meet the loved ones who have blessed me here, and see the glorified faces of father and mother and the boy brother who died. … What care I for crown of stars and harp of gold if I can love and laugh and sing with them forever in the smile of my Savior and my God.--Bob Taylor

Our Heavenly Bodies

"What a pleasure to have children in Heaven and to watch them grow and develop without the Devil and all his imps around and without sin and the Curse and all the pain, sorrow and crying! It will be pure pleasure to have children in Heaven! --David Brandt Berg

"I have another proof that we're going to have food in Heaven! "And man did eat angel's food."--Manna! So angels can eat food! --David Brandt Berg

"The leaves on the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations, but what are the fruits for?--They must be just for the pleasure of eating! --David Brandt Berg

"I don't know how perfect everybody is going to be in Heaven, but anyhow, certainly a lot better than here! --David Brandt Berg

"Probably hundreds of thousands of saved pregnant mothers are going to be going up in the Rapture, and you know good and well they are going to have their babies either in Heaven or when they get back to Earth in the Millennium! --David Brandt Berg

"I just can't imagine a Heaven without children!--What a dead lifeless place without babies and kids! --David Brandt Berg

"My oh my, think of what you're going to be like when you have your completely Heavenly body that can do all the things you can do now and more, including flying and floating and appearing and disappearing and walking through walls and locked doors and having marvelous supernatural miraculous powers of defense and judgement upon your enemies, protection for your friends, and to be able to help the poor humans that are still living on Earth during the Millennium to learn more about the Lord and love Him and serve Him even as you do. --David Brandt Berg

"You want to know about a certain period and what happened?--You go into this building and all of a sudden you are transported! You're not just shown pictures, not even 3-D pictures, not even movies, but suddenly you are transported live by a time machine to that very time, that very age and you see it happen, you watch it happen, you hear it happen, you feel it happen! Think of it! Not only the movies but the 'feelies'! You are there! --David Brandt Berg

"The sky is not the limit, only Heaven's the limit, and there's no limit in Heaven! --David Brandt Berg

"The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but that doesn't mean you can't have meat and drink in the Kingdom! --David Brandt Berg

"All of the pleasures of this present physical life can be continued into the next life as well, since we will have a body which is similar to our physical body, but so much more glorious and wonderful and supernatural that it's even called spiritual, but can actually materialise and eat and drink and be merry, have fun, sex, love and all of the present pleasures of this life extended into the next in an immortal incorruptible all-powerful body that can enjoy them even more there than we do here, and forever without ever suffering pain or sickness or weariness or death, just be absolutely marvelously Heavenly forever! --David Brandt Berg

"Your Heavenly body is going to be an awful lot like it is now, only better. And if you enjoy its pleasures now, think how marvelous they're going to be when your body is supernatural, really super, with more power and more beauty and more grace and greater thrills and more marvelous exciting experiences and love than ever!--All the pleasures of this life and Heaven too, and their continuation on the other side! --David Brandt Berg

"We can't really understand just how wonderful Heaven will be unless we first know how wonderful each of us will be when we get there.--David Brandt Berg

"This earthly body is slow and heavy in all its motions, listless and soon tired with action. But our heavenly bodies shall be as fire; as active and as nimble as our thoughts are.--John Wesley

"You are still going to be you. You'll look a lot the same, only better -- much better! --David Brandt Berg

"Our heavenly bodies are going to be similar to our present ones, only better. We'll look enough like we do now to recognize and identify each other. We're going to have a lot of the same characteristics that we have now. --David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven, our bodies are going to be the same make, but a new model. Our old, decaying, worn-out natural, physical body will go back to the dust. We will trade it in for an entirely new heavenly model!"--David Brandt Berg

"When Jesus came back from the dead, He still looked like Himself, still felt like Himself, and could still eat, drink, and even cook, just like when He was on Earth. He said to His disciples, "Behold My [nail-pierced] hands and My feet, that it is Myself. Handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see Me have" (Luke 24:39). His followers could actually touch and feel Him, as well as see Him, and yet He was in a miraculous supernatural resurrected body! His new body could also materialize or dematerialize, appear or disappear. It could pass from one dimension to the other, and through locked doors and solid walls. (See John 20:19, 26.)--David Brandt Berg

"We are going to have bodies like Jesus did after He was resurrected. Each of us is going to have a new eternal, glorified body. It will actually be constructed as we are now, of flesh and bones -- but eternal flesh and bones, incorruptible, immortal flesh and bones. It's going to be material, natural, recognizable, seeable and feelable. (See 1 John 3:2.) --David Brandt Berg

"All of the pleasures of this present physical life can be continued into the next life as well, since we will have a body which is similar to our present physical body, but so much more glorious and wonderful and supernatural. We will be able to eat, drink, be merry and have fun without ever suffering pain or sickness or weariness or death.--David Brandt Berg

"From the accounts of those who have had glimpses of Heaven in visions and revelations, it seems that we do mature somewhat in Heaven. Those who arrive in their youth grow to maturity, while older people appear more middle-aged, in the prime of life.--David Brandt Berg

Learning, Learning, Learning!

"We're still going to be learning in Heaven. We will still be developing and are not yet absolutely perfect. That's what the future is all about -- to continue the learning process that we have begun here. We've all still got a lot to learn!--David Brandt Berg

"God has a lot of things to teach us in Heaven, things we didn't learn in this life.--David Brandt Berg

"Contrary to popular belief, the moment we land in Heaven we don't immediately know everything! If we did, we'd be God Himself -- all-knowing.--David Brandt Berg

"God has left that for the rest of time and eternity in order to give us something to do in the hereafter. We'll be able to learn more about the past and why things happened, as well as God's logic and purposes and the meaning of it all.--David Brandt Berg

"Eternity is a constant learning process. It will be another grade, another step, a chance to do what we failed to do before and to learn what we failed to learn before. Thank God for eternity! We've all probably got a lot of bad habits to change and failures to make up for. Maybe God will give each of us a chance to meet people who we've wronged and straighten things out and tell them we're sorry.--David Brandt Berg

"Paul observed, "We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out" (1 Timothy 6:7). He was referring to material things, wealth. However, we will take our knowledge and experience and training from this life with us into the next life.--David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven, God will reveal what on Earth He chose to conceal.

"In Heaven, a lot of things will be different, but many things are going to be the same, enough so that we'll still be able to use much of the knowledge, skills, talents and experience that we have gained in this life. God will not allow all the training we have received to be wasted.--David Brandt Berg

"This life is just your schooling for what you have to do when you graduate.--David Brandt Berg

"We will be able to travel backward or forward in time and see what has been and what is going to be, as well as experience the glorious wonderful present! We will see, hear, feel and experience the very events of the past, just as they happened.--David Brandt Berg

"God will probably allow us to ask questions about and discover some of the things we've always been curious about. Isn't it marvelous to think about how we will be able to actually meet and talk to people who lived throughout history?--David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is not the end: It's only the beginning!--David Brandt Berg

A Down-to-Earth Heaven.

"A lot of people think Heaven is sitting around on a cloud playing a harp all day, doing nothing except being "holy" -- and they don't find it very appealing! Thank God that is not what Heaven is like!--David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is not a state or condition. Heaven is a place. "I go to prepare a place for you," promised Jesus. "In My Father's house are many mansions" (John 14:2).--CLA

"Heaven is a pretty practical, common sense, down-to-earth place!--David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is not so terribly different from this present existence to where we can't even comprehend or understand it. Otherwise, when we arrived there, we would be completely lost and we wouldn't be able to relate to it.--David Brandt Berg

"We're going to be surprised when we discover that things in Heaven are normal and natural, much like this life. Of course, it will be better, much more beautiful and supernatural, without all the troubles, trials, tribulations, suffering, tears and pain we have here. However, it will still be enough like this life that we will survive the change and not suffer some sort of traumatic "culture shock." It'll be life very much like we're living now, only without the bad and evil.--David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is not a place of eternal rest, but a place of eternal life.--CLA

"Concerning the loved ones who have passed on … do not try to make me believe that they are doing nothing, merely resting, careless ever. That would imply the condition of Hell, not of Heaven.--Campbell Morgan

"We must get away from the traditional idea that the saints in Heaven have one eternal holiday; that they have nothing to occupy them save playing a harp and incessantly singing.--H. Lockyer

"The material universe … even down to the smallest electron, is in motion. Heaven undoubtedly is a very active place. Suns and planets are speeding through the universe at terrific speeds. Nothing could be further from the truth than the old idea that in Heaven the people are just sitting around, or lolling about, with nothing to do -- an idle, stagnant life. It is inconsistent to imagine a Heaven in which people would sit under the shade of the trees, or on the bank of the River of Life, twanging a harp -- "perhaps a thousand strings" -- and spend an eternity in a do-nothing world! … We cannot conceive that God would put us in another world with renewed and enlarged powers of body and mind, and leave us with nothing to do.--Leewin B. Williams

"In Heaven we shall not rest from our work, but from our labors. There will be no toil, no pain in the work.--David Brandt Berg

"We're going to have plenty of work to do, but it's going to be a lot easier than here. There'll be no sorrow, no sickness, no pain, no weariness, no death, no more tears, no more crying. That's certainly going to make things easier. We're going to have rest in Heaven compared to what we've had in this life, but we're also going to have something to do. We'd eventually be unhappy if we didn't!--David Brandt Berg

"The thought of eternal rest is boring. If we had nothing to do and no responsibilities, living would become a bore and a burden. Paradise … is a place of beauty because it is a place of growth.--CLA

"After death we are given another chance for the fulfillment of the best in the individual life. Eternal life overcomes all human limitations.--CLA

"I feel within me that future life. I am like a forest that has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brighter. I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens. … The nearer my approach to the end, the plainer is the sound of immortal symphonies of worlds which invite me. For half a century I have been translating my thoughts into prose and verse: history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode, and song; all of these I have tried. But I feel I haven't given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within me. When I go to the grave I can say, as others have said, "My day's work is done." But I cannot say, "My life is done." My work will recommence the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes upon the twilight, but opens upon the dawn.--Victor Hugo

"Death is the opposite of retiring. Jesus made a promise to those who are faithful in this life: "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" (Matthew 25:23). Death is the emancipation of the soul into greater activity.--CLA

"The future life is where we will go on helping to bring the universe to perfection, which is God's grand ultimate aim. [The purpose of life] is to help God run the universe. Everyone in that better land will be busy all the time, and the environment will be perfect all the time for doing the work which God assigns to all.--Edwin Markham

The Heavenly City -- Mansions, Children, Music, and Pets!

"The paradise that God has prepared for us, the marvelous Heavenly City, is clearly and explicitly described in His Holy Book, the Bible, in the last two chapters of Revelation, the prophecies of Saint John. It is so amazing, so breathtakingly beautiful, that it is almost beyond description!
It is the largest City ever built, built by God Himself! It is 1,500 miles wide and 1,500 miles high. It glows with golden light from its crystal golden beauty and is full of golden mansions for you and me!
The streets are made of scintillating crystal-clear gold. It is surrounded by a very high wall with twelve pearly gates. This is to prevent the entry of any who are not yet ready to enter therein.
Within its shimmering gates is the Paradise of God, where the River of Life winds gracefully through lush parks where laughing children and gentle animals play -- and where departed loved ones await our coming!--David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven, each of us will have a special place to live. Before Jesus left this earth, He told His followers that He would prepare a place for them and all believers in the hereafter. "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 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 14:2,3). One of these days, we're going to own a mansion that isn't going to cost us anything -- no upkeep, no expenses!--David Brandt Berg

"It would be hard to imagine Heaven without children. It wouldn't be Heaven! It would be a pretty boring place without children. What are we going to do, all get to be old people and then stagnate and that's the end of it? Once all those that are already born grow up, the place would really lack life without new generations of children! If there were no children, it would be a dead society.--David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is the perfect place to raise children. Everything will be just the way it was intended to be in the beginning, a perfect environment without pain and danger, accidents and death and the horrors of this world. Babies won't have to cry. -- They'll have everything they need. We'll be able to read their little minds, and we won't have to wonder what they're needing. Just think of all the advantages of rearing children in Heaven. It will be pure pleasure!--David Brandt Berg

"Having children and raising them will bring new purpose and new life to Heaven. It will not be the end of everything, but the beginning!--David Brandt Berg

"[Heaven is] a land where children shall walk on cool springy turf, and among myrtle trees, and eat fruits that shall heal while they delight them, and drink the coolest of water, fresh from the River of Life, and have space to stretch themselves, and bathe, and leap, and run, and whichsoever way they look meet Christ's eyes smiling on them.--Thomas Moore

"Music will still be a big part of our environment. The Bible talks about choirs of angels and how there is singing in Heaven. We're going to have the greatest choirs, the greatest bands and symphony orchestras, the greatest music that the world has ever known. The world has never even heard music yet compared to what we're going to have there! If humans can make the beautiful music they have learned to make with these hand-made instruments, think what God can do supernaturally!--David Brandt Berg

"Musicians can look forward to playing with the best musicians that ever played. They can even have their own band!--David Brandt Berg

"There are going to be animals in Heaven. The prophet Isaiah said that "the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, ... and the lion shall eat straw like the ox" (Isaiah 11:6-9).--David Brandt Berg

"God put many animals here [on Earth] for pets, playthings and companions for us and our children, and we're still going to enjoy them [in Heaven].--David Brandt Berg

"When we see what He has for us there, we'll agree with Paul, when he wrote about Heaven, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9). -- Things we didn't even imagine could be so beautiful and wonderful.--David Brandt Berg

"No man may go to Heaven who hath not sent His heart thither before. --Anonymous

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"Everyone will get to Heaven who could live there.--Anonymous

"Day by day we are building for eternity ... Every gentle word, every generous thought, every unselfish deed will become a pillar of eternal beauty in the life to come." --Rebecca Springer

"Here, joy begins to enter into us; there, we enter into joy.--Anonymous

"He who dies with the most toys, wins!" --Texas Bumper Sticker

"Christ brings the heart to Heaven first, and then the person. --Anonymous

"There is a difference between being willing to go to Heaven and wanting to stay on Earth--and wanting to go to Heaven while being willing to stay on Earth. --David Brandt Berg

"Can a man chew tobacco and go to Heaven?" was a question put to Dwight L. Moody, the famous evangelist.
His reply, though not elegant and a bit jolting, about covers the situation. "Yes," answered Mr. Moody, "but he would have to go to Hell to spit!"-- Dwight L. Moody

"The resurrection and the judgement will demonstrate before all worlds who won and who lost. We can wait!" - David Berg "

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else." --Tom Stoppard

"Death in itself is nothing. But we fear to be we know not what, we know not where."--John Dreydon

"Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher."--William Wordsworth

"Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy." - Louisa May Alcott

"Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter." - T.S. Eliot

"This World is not our home, so we don't have to worry about whether it's good or bad. The BETTER it is, the HARDER it is to leave it. The BADDER it is, the EASIER it is to leave it! -David Berg

"All souls were created in the beginning and are finding their way back to whence they came." - Edgar Cayce

"Death is nothing more than a doorway, something you walk through." - Dr. George Ritchie

"For He hath prepared for them a City!" Hallelujah? He's got a City for you & me where you're not going to have any passport nor visa problems, they're not going to have to make sure you've got enough money to stay there awhile, it's YOUR town, your Hometown in Heaven, praise God? And they're all going to be your people! We're just going to be one nationality of one nation, ...we just haven't found the place yet, we haven't gotten there yet! -David Berg

"The best religion is the religion that brings you closest to God." - the Being of Light told someone during his near death experience.

"The Church people prepare for Heaven as though they were never going There, and they build churches for this Earth as though they were going to live here forever! Most Christians live their lives on this Earth building homes and churches and jobs and families like they expected to live here forever, and seem to make very little preparation for Heaven. They don't build the Body of God, the True Church of God, the Living Stones, by witnessing and winning souls and going to the mission field. They're preparing almost nothing for Heaven, making almost no preparations for the future, laying hardly anything in store up There. -David Berg

"Each soul enters with a mission. We all have a mission to perform." - Edgar Cayce

"Although my near death experience was nearly thirty four years ago, there is virtually not a day that goes by that I am not aware of making decisions based on that experience." - Geraldine Berkheimer

"Death ... is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see." - Helen Keller

"Life is continuous, and is Infinite." - Edgar Cayce

"Death is not the end, it is simply walking out of the physical form and into the spirit realm, which is our true home. It's going back home." - Stephen Christopher

"There are many rooms in the Father's House just as there are many grades in school. The period of time we spend on earth is but one grade of life. It is but a beginning." - Robert A. Russell

"For the earth is only an atom in the universe of worlds." - Edgar Cayce

"The heavens call to you and circle around you displaying to you their eternal splendors." - Dante

"O death! We thank you for the light that you will shed upon our ignorance." - Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

"The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends." - William Penn

"The conquering of self is truly greater than were one to conquer many worlds." - Edgar Cayce

"Death is only passing through God's other door." - Edgar Cayce

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." - T.S. Eliot

"You see, death is not the grave as many people think. It is another phenomenized form of life." - Edgar Cayce

"I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done." - George Elliot

"The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins?" - Edgar Allen Poe

"Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death. For who is he?" - Emily Dickinson

"Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world." - Henry Miller

"He who does not want to die should not want to live. For life is tendered to us with the provison of death. Life is the way to this destination." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"There should be no fear of death, for the death of the body is but a gentle passing to a much freer life." - Helen Greaves

"Only the destructive forces know death as lord. Only spiritual forces know life as the Lord. Know ye the Lord!" - Edgar Cayce

"The last to be overcome is death, and the knowledge of life is the knowledge of death." - Edgar Cayce

"Think of stepping on the shore and finding it heaven, of touching a hand and finding it God's, of breathing new air and finding it celestial, of waking up in glory and finding it home." - Don Wyrtzen

"We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end." - Andrew Greeley

"We are ignorant of the Beyond because this ignorance is the condition of our own life. Just as ice cannot know fire except by melting and vanishing." - Jules Renard

"It is worth dying to find out what life is." - T.S. Eliot

"Learn to live! Then there is no death, save the transition, when desired. Many live who have never died as yet." - Edgar Cayce

"Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual. Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual." - Edgar Cayce

"You'll not be in heaven if you're not leaning on the arm of someone you have helped." - Edgar Cayce

"From what may anyone be saved? Only from themselves! That is, their individual hell. They dig it with their own desires." - Edgar Cayce

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world. All knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it." - Albert Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live." - Albert Einstein

"Probably a dozen times since their death I've heard my mother or father, in an ordinary conversational tone of voice, call my name. They had called my name often during my life with them ... it doesn't seem strange to me" - Carl Sagan

"The modern tradition of equating death with an ensuing nothingness can be abandoned. For there is no reason to believe that human death severs the quality of the oneness in the universe." - Larry Dossey MD

"A miracle is not the breaking of physical laws, but rather represents laws which are incomprehensible to us." - Guirdjieff

"The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting that you cannot see the mountain." - Colin Wilson

"I know no disease of the soul but ignorance, a pernicious evil, the darkener of man's life, the disturber of his reason, and common confounder of truth." - Ben Johnson

"A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The longest journey is the journey inwards of him who has chosen his destiny, who has started upon his quest for the source of his being." - Dag Hammarskjold

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." - Francis Bacon

"I am borne away by the mighty and shining ones." - the Egyptian Book of the Dead

"If anyone asserts the fabulous pre-existence of souls, and shall assert the monstrous restoration which follows from it, let him be anathema [excommunicated]." - Decrees of the Fifth General Council

"We have no evidence whatsoever that the soul perishes with the body." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries." - ancient Tibetan saying

"When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found." - Sufi aphorism

"Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east." - Jelaluddin Rumi

"Thus all things altered. Nothing dies. And here and there the unbodied spirit flies" - Ovid

"Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." - Mother Teresa

"All are but parts of one stupendous whole whose body Nature is, and God the soul." - Alexander Pope

"I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies, in the emotional universe which we inhabit." - Bishop Fulton Sheen

"Behold, a sacred voice is calling you. All over the sky a sacred voice is calling." - Black Elk

"As the moon dies and comes to life again, so we also, having to die, will rise again." - San Juan Capistrano Indians of California

"You live on earth only for a few short years which you call an incarnation, and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment to your true home in the spirit." - White Eagle

"All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth. Humans did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself." - Chief Seattle

"Do you see O my brothers and sisters? It is not chaos or death, it is form, union, plan, it is eternal life, it is happiness." - Walt Whitman

"Death is nothing but an Eternal change, an Infinity, and the Life hereafter begins right now." - Jess E. Weiss

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice answers, 'This may take more than one night.'" - Charlie Brown

"When snatched from the jaws of death, tooth marks are to be expected." - Hal Story (a near death experiencer)

"Life hereafter for God's children, will be an extension or an amplification, a multiplication of the joy and thrilling, exciting lives we now lead! Hell is the extension, multiplication, amplification, endless continuation of the same awful lives that the wicked people of the world lead even now! Hell is just the opposite of the ecstasies of life in Heaven for the saved and the blessed!--David Brandt Berg

"Those who love God never meet for the last time. --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is a place where you can get all you want of whatever you like. Heaven is not the end: it's only the beginning. --David Brandt Berg

"You and I are going to live forever! We will be supernatural, miraculous supermen in superbodies that are united with our eternal spirits! --David Brandt Berg

"We are in the "more blessed" category, the upper class who lived by faith and believed even though we hadn't seen! --David Brandt Berg

"We who have found Jesus and faith in God and love Him have found Heaven on Earth! --David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven you're going to be the same make, but a new model! --David Brandt Berg

"There are a lot of good people going to Hell, and a lot of bad people like you and me going to Heaven! --David Brandt Berg

"Only you and I who love Jesus and have Him now before this life's death will be able to be among the special super-citizens of the Heavenly City, a special super-class of people! --David Brandt Berg

"The Heavenly City will vie with the moon and even the sun for beauty and splendour! --David Brandt Berg

"The City that God is building for you and me, not even death can pass its gates! God's City of Tomorrow, His garden of the gods, will have no pain nor death nor sorrow! --David Brandt Berg

"Those of us who have received Jesus Christ as our Saviour and our Lover and our King already have the Garden of Eden and Paradise restored in our hearts! --David Brandt Berg

"When you get to Heaven you won't need faith because you'll be able to see it and know it all then. You won't need hope because it's already arrived, but there'll still be love because "the greatest of these is love!" (1Cor.13.) --David Brandt Berg

"In Heaven there is no need for sex because there is no need for a shadow or illustration--just a need to enjoy it! --David Brandt Berg

"God is a racist! He has a special elite race of supermen who are going to live above all others in the Holy City, the magical, mystical, marvelous, mysterious Space City! --David Brandt Berg

"Even Heaven would be Hell to some people because they'd be too close to God! --David Brandt Berg

"The Heavenly City already exists and the departed Saints are already there! --David Brandt Berg

"The New Heaven and New Earth are like a double Millennium, Millennium for ever!--Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your Heaven that's never done! --David Brandt Berg

"Have your name put in the Lamb's Book of Life in Heaven so you'll be sure you've got your reservation confirmed for one of those mansions in God's golden Space City! --David Brandt Berg

"The whole inside of the Pyramid on the ground level on the New Earth is one great Garden within the City, a great City Park!--His Heavenly Fair in His Heaven so fair! --David Brandt Berg

"What exhibit buildings God will have! The historical exhibits, the scientific exhibits, the spiritual exhibits, to be able to see the marvelous wonders of the Spirit World! --David Brandt Berg

"You'll never get tired of seeing all of God's exhibits in His great Fairground of the Heavenly City on Earth where you can really learn the facts and the truth about everything the way it really was. How's that for a great Heavenly Fair in Heaven so fair? --David Brandt Berg

"We will be able to travel back and forward in time and see what has been and what's going to be, as well as experience the glorious wonderful present! --David Brandt Berg

"People moving in Heaven move with grace and beauty and slowly glide along with their feet hardly seeming to touch the ground! --David Brandt Berg

"There will be no transportation problems in Heaven--you can either glide along, float along or fly! --David Brandt Berg

"There will be no feeding problems because you can either eat for pleasure, or you don't have to eat at all! --David Brandt Berg

"It looks like half the enjoyment is just having Heaven in our hearts and Heaven in our Homes, feeling Heaven in our bodies in the thrilling love and love-making that we have here and now on Earth in those ecstatic orgasms of the Spirit and the flesh, but also looking forward to Heaven to come! --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is here to stay and sex is here to stay! We'll be able to enjoy many of these so-called fleshly pleasures on the other side, like Jesus did! --David Brandt Berg

"What are you going to be like in the Hereafter?--You're going to be like Jesus! --David Brandt Berg

"All of the pleasures of this present physical life can be continued into the next life as well! --David Brandt Berg

"Our Heavenly bodies will be able to dematerialise, pass from dimension to dimension, walk right through walls and locked doors as Jesus did, appear and disappear at will and travel with the speed of thought! --David Brandt Berg

"We'll look enough like we do now to recognise each other, identify each other and know each other! --David Brandt Berg

"We'll have all the best of this and Heaven too, the best of two Worlds!--Heaven now and Heaven to come! --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven will be the greatest Family Reunion we've ever known, with all our loved ones and relatives and children and parents and ancestors and descendants and ascendants all together in one place at the same time, rejoicing and praising the Lord all together in one great grand Heavenly Fellowship Meeting! --David Brandt Berg

"Hallelujah for the Heaven we have in our hearts with the Love of Jesus, His Spirit, and the Heaven we have in our Homes with each other and our love together and our work and service together for Him. It's really a little bit of Heaven right here and now! --David Brandt Berg

"We're halfway to Heaven here in the spirit, and we can get half of the enjoyment ahead of time just thinking about it, praising the Lord for it, thanking the Lord for it, reading about it, dreaming about it, looking forward to it and anticipating it! --David Brandt Berg

"It's amazing, the tremendous capacity of that marvelous final great Heavenly City that Jesus has gone to prepare and is now all prepared for us and on its way here, just ready for its new tenants which Jesus is going to raise from both the dead and the living in the Rapture at His Second Coming and take us all away to be there with Him! --David Brandt Berg

"I want you to really be able to grasp the wonder of it, the marvel of it, the size of it and really be able to get a good conception of its magnificence and it tremendous colossal gigantic stupendous size and beauty and splendour! --David Brandt Berg

"I belong to the Kingdom of God, that's my Country! I'm from Space City, that's my City! I'm from the City that hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God! --David Brandt Berg

"I've already got the Kingdom of Heaven in my heart! That's my nationality, my citizenship, my Country!--A Country that's never persecuted the poor or oppressed the weak or destroyed small peoples of the World like America has. It's a Country that's never lost a battle and never fought a war for the wrong reason. --David Brandt Berg

"My Country's trying to save the World, stop the wars, relieve the poor, feed the hungry, heal the sick and liberate the captives that are bound by countries like America! --David Brandt Berg

"I'm a citizen of the only righteous nation in the Universe--the Kingdom of Jesus Christ! --David Brandt Berg

"Even the worst neighborhood of Heaven will be better than the best neighborhood of the fanciest town on Earth! --David Brandt Berg

"We have in effect renounced our Worldly citizenship when we receive the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace, Lord of Lords, God of Heaven, Son of Righteousness and the Kingdom of Heaven into our hearts, and have made the Heavenly City our Home! --David Brandt Berg

"We're leaving this Hell of a mess before long and we're going to go to our Country and our City to be with our King! --David Brandt Berg

"I want to declare my Citizenship in the Kingdom of God and my allegiance to His Kingdom and His City! --David Brandt Berg

"One of these days you're going to a mansion that isn't going to cost you anything!--No upkeep, no expense, absolutely nothing except what it's already cost Jesus!--And it will be commensurate with your works on Earth, what you already paid for it down here. --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven'll be our last move!--No baggage, no luggage, no hard journey, no packing, no long travel! It may be a long way, but it may be closer than you think! --David Brandt Berg

"You can't take it with you! Whatever you have there you will have already sent ahead in the way of souls won, victories won, battles won and rewards won for your service here! --David Brandt Berg

"Even in Heaven, the most perfect City in the World, there are going to be different levels, different classes, different stages, some very high, some very low. --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is the most beautiful thing God has ever made, outside of women, God bless them!--And in fact He even uses you women to symbolise the City and He calls that City His Bride, the New Heaven, the New Jerusalem! How about that? He couldn't think of anything more beautiful to symbolise that City than you, you beautiful girls, so He called it His Bride! Why? Because His Bride's going to live there! --David Brandt Berg

"It's not going to be that hard to be in Heaven, or the Heavenly City or the Millennium, but you're going to have something to do and something to keep you busy, and you'd be unhappy if you didn't. Wouldn't it be ridiculous after being so busy here if you wound up in Heaven with nothing to do but sit on a cloud playing a harp for a thousand years?--Much less all eternity! I think you'd really get bored. --David Brandt Berg

"Being able to disappear and appear and go through walls and fly with the speed of thought isn't going to make you half as happy as to see those you witnessed to, "Hi there! Wow, didn't I meet you on the streets? Didn't I talk to you about Jesus? Wow! Here you are! Hallelujah!" That's going to be the biggest thrill of all! --David Brandt Berg

"I've visited the future and I've seen the Heavenly City standing upon this Earth!--Beautiful, gorgeous, incomparable, almost indescribable, the most gorgeous sight you'll ever want to see! A beautiful pyramid-shaped City like the ancient Egyptian pyramids, only much more beautiful!--That Golden City like crystal gold, pyramid-shaped, 1500 miles wide! Think of it! And 1500 miles high! --David Brandt Berg

"There're going to be animals in God's Heaven on Earth, a New Heaven and a New Earth! God's not going to have His Creation defeated. He put those animals here for pets and playthings and companions for you and your children, and you're still going to enjoy the animals. --David Brandt Berg

"You can travel with the speed of thought! You just think you're on Jupiter and you're there, boom! You just think you're on Saturn and you're there, boom! You just think you're on the nearest star and you're there, boom! You don't have to have transporters, spaceships or speed of light or anything, you're just there like that! So we will have the might and the power of angels and the speed and the ability and we will be ruling and reigning spirits with resurrected bodies, but spiritual bodies which have enormous angelic powers like the angels of God, like Jesus when He was resurrected! --David Brandt Berg

"But there'll be plenty of room on Earth then because right now, what is it?--Only one-fifth of the Earth's surface is land, right? Whereas then there will be no more sea, it'll all be land, seas will be gone. The seas are the World's great septic tanks, its great cesspools, where all the waste of the World drains off into the sea. --David Brandt Berg

"Maybe it'll move around, who knows?--So it can minister to different parts of the World! If it can float down from Outer Space from God out of Heaven to the Earth, then it probably can still float around the Earth and hover here or there or set down here or there. After all, it's only 1500 miles square and 1500 miles high!--With God, a city like that can just float around! --David Brandt Berg

"It will be full of precious stones and jewels, and best of all, full of precious souls!--Immortal souls, saved souls that love Jesus and that you won to the Lord. --David Brandt Berg

"The City's going to be very very beautiful! Its going to be like a beautiful beautiful park in some places, and there in the lower level where the river flows right through the City there's going to be these beautiful trees growing on both sides, fruit trees with 12 different kinds of fruit, a different kind every month, think of that!--And leaves that'll be able to heal the people outside the City that are still sin-sick, and sick of their disobediences and their rebellion against God. We're going to be able to take those leaves outside and heal them! --David Brandt Berg

"Contrary to popular belief in the churches, I don't believe that the moment you land in Heaven you know everything! Just because Paul said, "Now we see through a glass darkly, then face to face. Now we know in part, then we shall know even as also we are known." (1Cor.13:12)--That doesn't mean you're going to know everything right off the bat. It does not mean that you're going to have perfect knowledge and perfect wisdom and know everything there is to know. I think God has left that for the rest of time and eternity in order to give something to do in the Hereafter, and to learn more about the Past and Bible history and the things which have already happened and to learn more about why they happened and God's reasons and His logic and the purposes and the meaning of it all. --David Brandt Berg

"We're even going to have sex in Heaven! How about that? Isn't that wonderful? Love all the girls you want to and all the handsome boys you want to and love all you want to and never get tired, never be impotent, never have a headache, never get hungry, never get sleepy, no pains, no VD, no nothin' except joy and praise and Hallelujah and lots of fun with your Bridegroom and all your friends and loved ones and the Family of God, His Family of Love, His children of God in Heaven when Jesus comes! --David Brandt Berg

"It's going to be so wonderful you're going to forget about all your troubles in the past! It's going to be so wonderful you're going to forget about all these things that happened before, those terrible things you've been through! Hallelujah? "It will be worth it all when we see Jesus! Life's trials will seem so small, when we see Christ! One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase! So bravely run the race, 'til we see Christ!" --David Brandt Berg

"God just turns on all the beauty He can possibly create, and that final Heaven on Earth, the eternal one of the New Heaven and the New Earth will be the most beautiful of all and the most perfect!--The perfect government of God administered directly and in perfection in every way! --David Brandt Berg

"We live like Heaven already, a little bit of Heaven right here and now! What could we have more?--Only more of the same and better! --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is simply going to be an intensification, amplification, magnification and extension of all the thrills and joys and pleasures of this life, the Heaven on Earth that we're now enjoying, only it will be even more Heavenly there, and forever, praise God! --David Brandt Berg

"My idea of Heaven is what we've got right now, right here!--All this beauty and pleasure and fun and inspiration and spirit and fellowship and joy, all of this and more so and more of it! --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven is going to be like this life, only better!--With all of the assets but none of the liabilities! --David Brandt Berg

"Isn't that ridiculous to show Peter standing at the gates of Heaven with a ring of keys? The doors are already unlocked for us, all we've got to do is walk in through the front gate! --David Brandt Berg

"One reason I like to talk about Heaven, think about Heaven and read about Heaven is because, after all, that's where we're going to spend Eternity, so it's a pretty important place and we ought to be pretty interested, don't you think? It's our Eternal Home, the place Jesus has gone to prepare for us forever, so we certainly ought to be interested in it and want to know what it's like and what we're going to be like when we get there! --David Brandt Berg

"The Lord may want to colonise other Worlds with His new perfect children! What's the whole Universe for and all this huge amount of space if He's only interested in colonising one little Planet? What an incubation! What an incubator for other civilizations!--Right here on the New Earth and the Heavenly City! --David Brandt Berg

"I think anything's possible! Whatever you dream up, the Lord will have for you! --David Brandt Berg

"Heaven's the place where all your heart's desires are fulfilled! Put in your order! I'm sure the Lord will be glad to have anything there for you that you want! --David Brandt Berg

"The reason the church doesn't deal with some of these questions about Heaven is they're afraid of the answers! If you could have babies in Heaven, then you could have sex in Heaven!--And that's horrifying to the churches! --David Brandt Berg

"There's nothing man ever dreams of that God hasn't already thought of! --David Brandt Berg

 

Conclusion

 

Many aspects of Heaven have been presented in these pages. However, some questions remain unanswered. Perhaps the most important is, "How can I know for certain that I am going to Heaven?" Most of us want to go, but when pressed, aren't really sure if we qualify.

The same God who loves us enough to create us, this life, the universe and the Heaven we have just read about has made it very easy for each of us to be assured of a place there. It is best summed up in a very simple, but very important verse from the Bible.

 

For God so loved the world [each of us], that He gave His only begotten Son [Jesus], that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

--Jesus, John 3:16, NKJ

 

God loves each of us in a very special way. He knows that the only way we're going to be truly happy and personally fulfilled is to live with Him forever. To make this possible, He sent His Son, Jesus, to show us how to live and love, and to die for us. Jesus is the bridge between this life and Heaven.

And don't ever think that you are too "bad" to go to Heaven. God knows everything you have ever done or said or even thought, and He still loves you unconditionally. Heaven is full of sinners -- that is, people who have done bad things, but asked God for His forgiveness. All He wants you to do is to tell Him you're sorry and invite Him into your life.

Would you like to know for sure that you're going to Heaven? If you wish, you can sincerely pray this simple prayer:

 

"Jesus, I want to know You and to live forever in Heaven. I know I've made mistakes and done bad things -- and I'm sorry. I know I don't deserve it, but I accept Your love and ask that I can be with You in Heaven. Please come into my life and help me, and give me peace."

 

God has promised to answer your prayer, so you now have a home in Heaven! God bless you with a wonderful, fulfilling eternity! See you there!

 

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