Nehemiah? ?9:6? ?- “You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”
There are three heavens described in the bible.
TYPES OF HEAVEN
1. First Heaven: ATMOSPHERIC HEAVEN.
The Atmospheric heaven is the atmosphere around us.
It encompasses the air we breathe and the space that surrounds the earth.
Genesis 7: 11-12.
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights”.
After rain falls on the earth, and the sun starts to shine, the water evaporates and condenses the atmosphere. When the atmosphere is full, it rains again on earth.
“If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth”.
2. Second Heaven: STARRY HEAVEN/OUTER SPACE
This second heaven is where the sun, moon and stars reside.
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.”
“And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.”
3. Third Heaven: GOD’S THRONE.
The third heaven is referred to as God’s Throne.
This is where God inhabits; it is a Heaven above the other heavens.
This heaven is where all the saints go.
“Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which though hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.”
??2 Corinthians? ?12: 2-4?
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HEAVEN
- Good people that have done a lot of good works go to heaven.
- Only certain denominations go to heaven.
- God has a specific number of people that he plans to take to heaven no more, no less.
- There are certain sinners that God will not forgive, and so they cannot get to heaven.
- Everybody will go to heaven, because God is too good to allow anybody go to hell.
I pray for you the grace to spread the good news in and out of season in Jesus Name.
Remember, you are not a biological accident, but a creature of destiny.
– Pastor Solomon Aroboto.