Everyone has heard about heaven. But few really know what to expect when we get there. Will we wear white robes? Will we sit on clouds? What will we do all day? Everyone imagines heaven differently because no one but the Lord knows for sure.
However, the Bible reveals many truths about the place we call home. Though I cannot list each and every revelation on this page, I have compiled a great amount of work into this collection of 12 revealing Bible verses about life in heaven everyone must read that you can use to build your faith and grow closer to God.
These passages are full of truth so profound they will transform your heart and mind and prepare you to enter the presence of our lovely Savior at the moment of death.
Bible verses about life in heaven
Heaven is a real place. The Bible tells us that it exists and that we can go there when we die. But what will it be like? How will it compare to the life we are living now? How do we get there? And, most importantly, what will happen when I get there?
The Bible is full of descriptions of heaven and what it will be like to live in God’s presence. Here are revealing Bible verses about life in heaven:
Revelation 21:4 – No tears and death in heaven
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
~ Revelation 21:4 (ESV)
The Bible describes heaven as a place where we will never have to experience sorrow or pain again. This is because God will wipe all tears from our eyes, meaning that not only will we not experience sorrow, but we also will not experience physical pain.
In addition, the Bible says that there will be no more death in Heaven. While people in Heaven will never lose their physical bodies (because they are immortal), they won’t need them anymore because food, clothing, and shelter won’t matter anymore.
We won’t need these things because they won’t be necessary for survival in this new realm of existence.
Philippians 3:20 – The place where God lives
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
~ Philippians 3:20 (KJV)
The Bible teaches that when we die, our souls go to heaven. That is where we live after death. But when you look at the Bible, what does it say about this place called heaven?
What exactly is heaven? The Bible says it is a place where God lives and that He created it for us to live in (Isaiah 66:1). It says that God will create new bodies for us and give us new homes so that we can enjoy living there forever with Him
Matthew 6:19-21 – Heaven, A place of solitude with God
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
~ Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)
However, this passage doesn’t explicitly state that heaven is a place of solitude with God. Rather, it suggests that we should keep our priorities straight here on Earth.
We should focus on doing good deeds for others and helping those less fortunate than ourselves. In this way, we will find true happiness now — which will make us better prepared for eternity when we arrive there after death.
John 14:2 – Heaven is real
There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
~ John 14:2 (NLT)
The Bible tells us that heaven is a real place, but it also tells us that God created all things by His Word (Genesis 1:3). That means that all of creation points to the existence of the Creator. We see this even in our own bodies, since each part of our body has a purpose and functions together with the rest of our body for one common goal: survival.
We also see evidence of God’s existence in nature. While some may think that natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods disprove God’s existence, they actually provide evidence for His existence by showing how much control He has over His creation and how much power He must have had to create everything we see today.
Revelation 22:3-4 – The throne of God
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.
~ Revelation 22:3-4 (NIV)
The New Jerusalem is Heaven, where God rules with Christ over His people. It is a paradise on earth where there is no more curse.
Those who enter the city will serve God and his Son Jesus Christ as priests, with no more sin or death. They will see His face and know that they are loved by God. They will also have His name written on their foreheads as a mark of salvation in Him
Psalm 11:4 – Heaven is a place where God dwells
Jehovah is in his holy temple; Jehovah, his throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
~ Psalm 11:4 (ASV)
This verse describes heaven as a place where God resides. The Bible tells us that He is omnipresent, that is, He exists everywhere at once (Psalm 139:7-10).
But there are times when He chooses to be present in certain places more than others. For example, when Jesus ascended into heaven after His death and resurrection, He went to the Father’s side and sat down at His right hand (Acts 7:55-56).
This shows us that He has a special relationship with the Father and has been given authority over all things (Matthew 28:18). This also shows us that heaven is more than just an invisible place; it is a physical location where God dwells.
John 3:13 – Accession into heaven
No one has ascended into heaven, except He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
~ John 3:13 (NASB)
The reason why the Son of Man has come is to testify about the light, so that all may believe through him.
Who ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.
From him comes all authority for judging; and he makes his decision concerning no one except for the sake of his appointed time when he will bring all his deeds to an end by delivering up his kingdom to God, even as he has been authorized to do by the Father.
Revelation 7:15-17 – Everyone who’s in heaven will be before God’s throne
Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
~ Revelation 7:15-17
But this verse tells us that God will protect His people during that time, and He’ll give them the strength to persevere through it. We can look forward to Heaven knowing that our lives here on earth won’t be wasted. Our suffering now will be rewarded with eternal life
1 Thessalonians 4:16 – The Lord will come from heaven in the last day
With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven. Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life.
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (CEV)
The rapture is also described as being sudden or unexpected. This leads some to believe that it will be so quick that no one will know what happened until it’s over. However, there are other passages that seem to show that the coming of Jesus will not be an invisible event. He will come “on the clouds,” which means He’ll come in glory and majesty.
In addition to this phrase, there are several other descriptions of Jesus’ return that are similar to how we describe His return today. For example, Jesus told His disciples what would happen when He returned (Matthew 24-25). They would
Psalm 37:29 – For an inheritance
The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
~ Psalm 37:29 (KJV)
This verse is from the NIV translation of the Bible. The book of Psalms is one of the books in the Old Testament, which Christians call the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament. It was written by David and other Jewish authors over a period of about 1,000 years (about 1000 BC to 700 AD).
The word inheritance means “a right to receive property.” This verse, it refers to God’s promise to give all people eternal life with Him in Paradise after they die. This promise was made before there were any humans on earth (Genesis 1:26-28).
Hebrews 8:1 – The throne of the Majesty in heaven
Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,
~ Hebrews 8:1 (NIV)
The word “Heaven” means a place above the earth where God lives. This is a reference to God’s throne. The word “majesty” means greatness or splendor. It refers to God’s greatness and splendor.
The word “throne” refers to a seat of power or authority that someone uses when they rule over something or someone. The Bible says that Jesus has a seat on God’s throne because he was made king over all things (Colossians 1:15-20).
Luke 23:43 – The truth about paradise
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
~ Luke 23:43 (ESV)
The word “paradise” is a Greek word that means “a place of great pleasure and delight.” There are only two places that a person can go after he dies – heaven or hell. In John 14:3-4, Jesus said, “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.” Jesus came back from heaven when He rose from the dead and went into heaven.
Where does the soul go after death according to Bible?
In the Bible, death is not the end of life but a transition to another world. The soul of the dead person enters into a sleeping state that continues until the Last Judgment, which will occur after the general resurrection.
The souls of the righteous will be gathered in heaven with Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16) and share his glory for eternity (2 Corinthians 5:10). They experience perfect bliss and happiness in communion with God (Jeremiah 31:13; Luke 23:43). However, this does not mean that they are able to see or experience anything in heaven apart from Christ. This is because God himself is invisible to us and only reveals himself as he chooses (Exodus 33:20).
If Christ returns before we die and we are saved by faith in him, then our souls go directly into heaven when we die. If not, then our souls remain on earth until the resurrection at the last judgment, at which time they will be reunited with their bodies and enter eternal life (John 14:3).
What is in heaven according to the Bible?
Heaven, as viewed by Christians, is a place of eternal delight and happiness. It is a real place, though not a physical one (John 14:2). Heaven is where God lives (Revelation 21:3), and it is also the final destination for believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 21:2).
The Bible describes heaven as an infinitely beautiful place filled with wonders beyond our ability to understand (Revelation 21:10-22:5). In fact, the Bible says that heaven will be so amazing that God’s people will have no words to describe it (Psalm 19:1).
God’s glory will fill all of heaven (Revelation 4:11-13), and all who enter will worship him forever (Revelation 5:14). The angels are already there (Matthew 18:10), so when we go to heaven, we won’t be alone — we’ll be with them!
Heaven will be full of joy and happiness forever because God is love, and his love never ends. He knows everything about us — even our thoughts — and he loves us anyway! The Bible says that God’s love “has been poured into our hearts