๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘‘ How Many Heavens?

โ€œExactly how many heavens are there and what is the purpose of each realm?โ€

We believe the Scriptures teach there are three heavens.

The first heaven is our atmosphere where we live and serveย the Lord. It is where the Psalmist says, โ€œthe fowls of the heavenย have their habitation, which sing among the branchesโ€ (Psa.ย 104:12).

The second heaven is the solar system that consists ofย the sun, moon, stars, and planets (Gen. 1:14-18). Prior toย the written revelation of God, the Lord used this realm as aย teaching tool. Once again, in the words of the Psalmist, โ€œTheย heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament [expanse]ย sheweth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, andย night unto night sheweth knowledgeโ€ (Psa. 19:1,2). Whileย Satan currently dwells in the second heaven, he will be castย out of heaven to the earth in the middle of the Tribulationย period (Rev. 12:7-12). Throughout eternity, the members ofย the Body of Christ will occupy this realm and its various seatsย of authority (Eph. 2:6).

The third heaven is the abode of God often referred to inย the Scriptures as the heaven of heavens. It is also where anย innumerable host of angels worship and serve the Lord. Thisย is confirmed by Nehemiah, โ€œThou, even thou, art Lord alone;ย thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all theirย host, the earth, and all things that are thereinโ€ (Neh. 9:6).

Paul reveals that he was caught up to the โ€œthird heavenโ€ย where he received a further revelation from the Lord regardingย the Mystery (II Cor. 12:1-4; Eph. 3:2,3). The apostle alsoย calls this realm Paradise. Today, we have a heavenly hopeย according to Colossians 1:5; therefore, when we come face toย face with death, we look forward with great expectation to beย absent from the body โ€œand to be present with the Lordโ€ (II Cor.ย 5:6-9), Who dwells in the heaven of heavens. source

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in ๐Ÿ’ก Q&A, ๐Ÿ‘‘ Studies
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

New Posts to Inbox?

  • Tranquil Summit
  • Tranquil Shoreline
  • Milky Way
  • Ocean Resort
  • Floral Pathway
  • Moraine Lake
  • Country Barn
  • Golden Beach
  • Water Village
  • Golden Mountain
  • Rapids
  • Tranquil Beach
  • Tranquil Waterfall
  • Wilderness Light

Bible Verse for 8/9/20

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. — Luke 12:6-7

Featured Video

Featured Video

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Site Search

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Mercy Multiplied

Medical Teams International

Children's Hunger Fund

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Donate Securely