What We Will Do In Heaven

ACTIVITIES IN HEAVEN
Angels with harps do not sit on fluffy clouds singing in choirs as most people believe. Even though heaven is the eternal resting place of believers, there will be activities for us to joyfully participate in. The sarcastic unbelievers have stated that they do not want to go to heaven because it is boring there. Little do they know that heaven is a place of activity and pleasure. Just praising the Lord all day will cure the boredom of any Christian. How marvelous! In heaven we will continue to learn (1 Corinthians 13:9-10), sing (Revelation 15:3), worship (Revelation 5:9), serve (Revelation 22:3), lead (2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 22:5), fellowship with others (Matthew 16:3), and eat (Revelation 2:17).


A Life of Fellowship
If you like going into the presence of the Lord now, then I have good news for you. We will enjoy communion with the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity — for future unity with Him.

A Life of Rest
Rest does not mean nothingness. The word ‘rest” as we understand it in this instance means deliverance from sin, temptation, burdens, weakness, sadness, hurt, pain, failure, and defeat. We will rest in God’s love and grace and in the pleasure of performing our heavenly assignments. Because of sin in the earth, we were cursed to toil and sweat in a life of work. When we arrive in heaven, we will continue to work, but the agony of labor will be gone. There will be no more time cards to punch, no more clocks to watch, no more bosses to give an account to. We will work without being tired. We will always be refreshed after the toil of the day and of the century and even of forever.

A Life of Service
Our work in heaven will not be thought of as labor but service. We will not suffer the physical pain from the drudgery of work. We will enjoy our work. We will no longer have to endure the curse of work. Assignments are given in heaven according to an individual’s ability to reign and to rule. The work we have been given on earth prepares us for greater rewards and the same type of assignment we will have in heaven. It will be amazing what God is going to make us capable of doing in heaven. Our vision and intellect will be broadened. Our appreciation and understanding will expand. A close study of the following passages will help to explain what type of heavenly work and assignments we will have in heaven. We are to be judges in the re-created world with Christ.

These scriptures prove that saints will judge.

"And Jesus said unto, them, Verily I say unto you, that you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Matthew 19:28)

"Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?" (1 Corinthians 6:2-3)

The throng of angels are to be judged by us. We shall reign and rule with Christ throughout the endless ages. We shall reign in this created heaven above and over this renewed earth on which we now live. We shall not be passive spectators, just observing, but we shall be an active part of the kingdom of God. We shall have a service to render according to how God has made us and endowed us. As we differ in likes and dislikes, looks, choices, talents, skills, and abilities on earth, so shall we differ in our individual assignments and activities in heaven.

According to Luke 19, some of us will rule over ten cities, and some of us over five cities, but each of us shall have one special assignment. We shall have a place of honor next to the King such as the servant described in Esther 1:14.

We shall be the same persons in heaven as we are here on earth. We shall be known with our own personality and individuality beyond death. Our traits, abilities and talents will be the same; the only thing they will be redeemed and glorified.Mozart will still be Mozart in heaven and be recognized as such. Our talents and gifts shall continue to be developed throughout the ages. In heaven we will be able to complete tasks with ease. There will no obstacles such as time, inopportunity, well-meaning friend or family member, or lack of money to keep us from completing our task.

A Life of Growth
We will not instantaneously know everything when we arrive in our heavenly home. We will spend a lifetime growing in knowledge and growth. Christians will learn facts about God and his plan. We will grow in love. We will learn how to serve God and grow in the ability to serve him.

A Life of Worship
We were created to praise and to worship God while here on the earth, and our worshipping will not cease when we get to heaven. Our worship will be more beautiful and perfect there.

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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Good clarification about some misconceptions about heaven.

Boredom is one I hear a lot from people. While I follow the Lord there is no such thing. There is certainly nothing boring about Him or being in his presence. I have discovered that boredom has to do with inner discontent which most people are unaware of because of all the external stimulants and distraction and I think that is what people are really saying is how will I distract myself from this inner discontent which is telling of their spiritual condition all together.

I'm glad that we will be forever learning. The more I study His word the deeper it goes I can see how it will take eternity to learn it all


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Tamarajo: You are absolutely right. We will not be BORED in heaven. The concept will not even exist.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I have always been fully aware of what I will be doing back "Home" I cannot wait to get there. I also look forward to some very interesting conversations with Jesus and the prophets on many topics.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Dave, I want to have some good conversations with the Old Testamant people. I want to know from Jesus what He wrote on the ground when the men brought the woman caught in adultery to him.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

What He wrote on the ground is simple. He was writing sins like theft,abuse,adultery,incest,lying,cheating. His statement to the town, "Let anyone who is without sin," and then reading such sins in the soil would be enough to convict the conscience of anyone there.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Dave, I never thought of it that way before. Thanks for that insight!


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

It is not just insight but revelation.


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Betty Johansen 5 years ago

I like the way you clarified the term "rest." Being at "rest" is not the same as being bored. And Heaven will also be a place of fellowship (with or without social networking sites?), service, growth and worship. It definitely sounds like we'll have plenty to do. And see. And enjoy.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Betty: I look forward to being in Heaven where I can rest and be at peace...no more sickness...no more worry...no more trouble... and no more death!


Barb B. 5 years ago

You know what I find interesting? Almost everyone believes we, as believers, are going to live in heaven forever. But I do not read that in the scriptures ! We are there the seven years during earth's tribulation, and then come down to earth with Christ Jesus to rule and reign for a thousand years. Then God creates a new heaven and a new earth. Why a new earth if we are in heaven? It seems that our time as Jesus' Bride is much like the Jewish wedding, where the groom comes to get the bride from her home, they enter the bridal suite at his father's house for seven days, come out to have the wedding feast with all the friends and relatives, and then he takes her to their own home. Quite a depiction of our groom, Jesus, and our Father's house: I go to prepare a place for you, for there are many mansions in My Father's house, He said in John 14:2-3. I believe God's intent was for the Garden of Eden on earth, right from the beginning, and He does not change !

Food for thought, hey?


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Barb B. I can tell from your comment that you have been thinking about this. Good for you. I think we should think and reflect on our heavenly home and what it would be like.

Thank you so much for reading and and for your detailed comment.


Barb B. 5 years ago

No, I don't do so much thinking, as reading the Word. Jesus said we would be with Him, and yes, right now He is at the right hand of God. However, where is it written we will be in heaven forever? We have eternal life, we will be with Him, but where is it written that heaven is our forever home? Revelations 21: 1-2 are described by John, after the thousand year reign of peace on earth, and the Great Judgement, saying:

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Then verse 3,"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God."

We are also then warned in the next chapter, "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

Let us read His Word and believe it, for it is life !

I was really amazed at reading His Word about these things, because I used to believe our church telling us we would live in heaven forever. It will be heaven on earth, actually. Which was God's design right from the beginning.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Barb B., you are right to an extent. We will live in heaven forever, but it will be a new heaven. The heaven and earth as we know it today will pass away and a new heaven will be in this place that we now call earth.

By the way, there is no "s" on Revelation. That's one of my pet peeve when I teach the book. I tell my students there is no such book as Revelations, so on a test I have to mark it wrong.


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sroberts9 5 years ago from Northern Virginia

Nice hub... I too look forward to seeing my creator when my room is ready.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

sroberts9, I look forward to the same. Thanks for reading and responding.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Good write up.thanks


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

crystolite, yes we will have things to do in heaven. Looking forward to seeing you there.


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unitify 5 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

I like what you write about Heaven but you don't back it up with verse from the bible. Can you do this for your readers? This would help in so many ways. Thank you.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

unitify: OK.


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Another great hub, Revmjm. When that day comes I'm hoping to re-connect with all who have gone before me.

Thank you!


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

SubRon7, thank you so much for reading and responding. I, too, look forward to reconnecting to those who have gone before me and to meeting those in heaven that I've didn't meet on earth.


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carlosviana 5 years ago from Manama, Bahrain

Thanks for this great hub! Truly inspiring! Godbless you more!


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

carlosviana, thanks for reading and responding to my article about what we will do in heaven. See you there!


grant 4 years ago

I look forward to seeing my Lord, my savior and and creator in heaven and continue to serve and worship Him.I to meet to meet My Lord.see you soon!!!

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