9 comments on “Why do you want to go the heaven?

  1. {{One}} thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. ~Psalm 27:4

  2. I wish you had written more, Royce. I know you better than to think you are suggesting there is one right answer. I want to go to heaven for a multitude of reasons, all of which are excellent because they all rest on God’s promises. Mostly, if I’m honest, I want to see and hold my son once again. I can’t have that hope unless my trust is in the Risen Savior. I want to see Him too. Right after John Robert.

  3. David Brainerd great missionary to the American Indians who died in his late twenties, said, “I do not go to heaven to be advanced, but to give glory to God. It is no matter where I’ll be stationed in heaven, whether I have a high or low seat there, but to live and please and glorify God. My heaven is to please God. My heaven is to glorify Him and to be wholly devoted to His glory.”

  4. I wish I had an answer to that very question. I wondered onto your site seeking some insight. God deserves the glory of my eternal worship. I just can not fathom the concept of eternity in heaven. I am halfway through my life and I find it very hard to apply the motivation to continue on for another potential 40 or so years much less quantify the idea of eternity.

    There are so many doctrines, so many interpretations of what heaven will be, what it is now.

    • James,

      Thanks for reading and for your comment.

      As you can tell by the shortest post I have ever made, I don’t have a lot of answers. I have many questions.

      It seems that God gives only a glimpse here, a whisper there, a hint over here, and what we know at best is incomplete.

      However, what we do know is very exciting and as one who is in the last years of his life, I am more eager than ever. We know that Jesus our Lord will be there and that we will be like Him for we shall see Him as He is. I believe our resurrected, even glorified bodies, will be like His body, fit perfectly for living in earth’s atmosphere or in the heavenlies. I think we, like Jesus, will be able to just appear someplace at will, into a locked room for instance without making a hole in the wall.

      There will be no night, no sun light either, for Jesus Himself will be the light of it. No more sin, not even a thought or memory of it, no sorrow of sickness or the death of a loved one, death will have been dead and gone. We will worship in a pure and joy filled way we can’t comprehend. There will be none of the human limitations we know all too well now.

      Our love will be like God’s unconditional love, showing no partiality. I will be as glad to see your father as my own, your sibling as mine. No husbands and wifes, and I think no other relatives, except the sibling relationship of the redeemed and the father child relationship with the Father.

      The center of attention will be Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who is worthy to receive praise, honor, and glory, and the accolades of the tens of millions of those God has redeemed through the blood of Jesus.

      At best, today we see through a glass darkly. I think these glimpses, suggestions maybe, of what eternity will be like are just enough to keep us looking for His appearing. We know it will be wonderful beyond compare.

      Blessings as you walk with God until the trump sounds,


  5. Why should I want to go to Heaven? What makes heaven so great? What will it feel like? Why is a death into nothingness so wrong? How do we know we have to choose between Heaven and Hell? I don’t want to go to Hell, bc I don’t want an eternity of pain, but what should motivate me to want to go to Heaven? Couldn’t there just be nothingness after death? What should motivate me?

    • That you pose the question shows that you completely miss the point.

      There is no greater aim of a man than to glorify God. Those who truly understand the great work of Jesus for sinners and the redemption that is in Him alone could not help but want to be where he is. It would be absurd to marry a woman, saying in word and deed how much you love her, and then choose to never live one day with her for ever.

      Your struggle is with the truth about Jesus and his work, not with the end of the unbeliever.

      I wish you well,

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