Here it is 4:30 Saturday morning and instead of sleeping in, I’m thinking some Heaven thoughts.  I don’t want to do research and all the necessary things for an essay so I’m just throwing out thoughts.

  1. Heaven is name of the Capital City in the new earth?  The New Jerusalem?

  2. It would be sort of like a city in the Garden of Eden if there had been people.

  3. The light in Heaven comes from God.  But maybe the new earth is still lighted by the same sun we have today.

  4. There are gates to Heaven.  Why?  Surely not to keep people in!  Maybe to keep something out?  Or, just to monitor who is entering?  Why were gates in the Garden of Eden?

  5. The trees, or a tree, in Heaven were for the healing of the nations.  Nations means there are governments.

  6. We, redeemed saints, will be kings, priests, judges.  Hmmm.  There will be no evil so we cannot judge between good and evil, must judge between good and better.  Like judging a beauty contest.

  7. God created everything good.  Heaven has got to be good.  God appointed Adam to accomplish a job.  There will be jobs in heaven.  Jobs are good.

  8. We will be known there as we are known here.  I will still be me and you will still be you.  I’ll still know you and you will still know me.  That’s nice.  But we will have new names.  I’m not excited about that.

  9. There will be angels there. People will rule over them.  Rule how? ???

  10. There will be eating.  We know that because of the Marriage Supper.  The redeemed chefs might run restaurants.

  11. The redeemed teachers (me, for one) might teach children.  And I will love to be taught.  Maybe my first field trip will be taught by Adam himself.  I want to enroll in science taught by Galileo, or painting taught by Michelangelo.  Or maybe take a blogging class taught by you.

  12. Children in Heaven?  Surely so if it is all good.  At least children must be in the New Earth.

  13. There will be music.  There will be a song that the angels can’t sing.  It is the song of the redeemed.

  14. There will be contact between people and God Himself as we worship Him.  We will see him.  Whatever will He look like?  John tried to describe how the Heavenly Jesus looked.

  15.  There will be animals in Heaven and in the New Earth.

  16.  If one gets bored in heaven, he can go sit on a cloud.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. pranabaxom says:

    ” If one gets bored in heaven, he can go sit on a cloud.” – petition to the judge to come back to this earth😀

    What a fertile imagination for a Saturday morning. What will happen when Stay at home is enforced?

    • oneta hayes says:

      It is pretty well enforced on me now. My kids – you know the ones your age. Would you make me stay at home if I were your mother? So nothing I’ve said about heaven holds any dearness to you? Family, plants, worship, administration, children, music, learning, teaching, science,…. You might just choose to be a worm, not bothered by those things. But then the ground might get awfully hot. Are you staying in, as suggested, not yet ordered?

      • pranabaxom says:

        CA has stay at home for more than a week now.
        I take a walk in our locality from time to time to keep my limbs flexible😀
        If it is upto my kids, they will keep me in bed from where I may not get up again.
        Healthy till now.
        Take care Oneta.
        During difficult times, laughter is essential.
        Maybe Corona will show us that under our multicolored skins and ethnicity, we are all same.

  2. SpaniardVIII says:

    Searching the Scriptures for accuracy about heaven for the sake of your readers would be prudent. Our imagination can run in the opposite direction of the Bible if we are not careful. Jesus is the truth and everything He said about heaven and its description is accurate. No need to imagine. Have a nice Saturday Oneta.

    • oneta hayes says:

      SpaniardVIII, I have scripture for all my imaginations except sitting on a cloud, but I did not look them up. There is not one there that I cannot justify by scripture. I agree about what Jesus said. Tell me things I missed. If you have doubt about Questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15 tell me which ones and I can send my scriptures. Questions 2, 7, 11, 12 were a bit fanciful but logical. Number 16 is a joke. I thought that would be obvious. If not, I apologize. I did it because so many say that what heaven will be. What do you think about heaven?

  3. joyroses13 says:

    What a wonderful day it will be!! Love the idea of sitting on a cloud. 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    I will keep the idea of the ‘sitting on cloud’. I enjoy your light-hearted approach to so much. Keep blogging. At least yours are often funny and light. Mine these days always end up very bible focussed and serious in nature. I guess in God they can be no other way. Passionate Creative Christian is me. I do have a great sense of humour, though. Praise God!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Faye, who gave you a sense of humor? Wouldn’t it be odd for God to design emotions in people and decide to give them a sense of humor if he, himself, didn’t have a sense of humor. Nothing wrong with clean humor nor in passionate seriousness. You are a rose – a very model of what a flower is. I’m a bit rose – occasionally. 😀 Hopefully we both use the talents He gave us. Oh, my, now I am trying to think of some kind of flower I can be. Maybe a sunflower who has petals missing due to Oklahoma winds. 😀

  5. Love this Oneta. And yes, I think I could find the scripture to back up pretty much everything…well maybe not the cloud part :).
    Stay safe Oneta! My kids keep making sure I don’t go out much either! 62 has never felt so old…..

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m in like “You’re not going out” kind of in. 😀 I tried not to do damage to the scriptures about heaven in my post. Tried not to over imagine but – dare I tell you – I have some of those also. Would I dare say I fancy there might be “earth” museums where the most glorious artifacts from earth are kept? Oh, sometimes I look at the beauty in music, art, and craftsmanship and wonder if God might let them escape the refining of this old earth and we can observe and remember. I wonder if Handel’s Messiah might be there. See how I can imagine things that I didn’t include on my thoughts. They are my thoughts – not scripture. And oh how I want to climb a tree and look into an eagles nest…. Still it is beyond what I can think how wonderful heaven is. And I sit here in my corner imaging being at Jesus feet – “Sitting at your feet, sitting at your feet, that is where my joy is complete, sitting at you feet.”

  6. Rockhorses says:

    (No, no, no, NO! not another test is it?) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m too young to know the truth! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 !

  7. Rockhorses says:

    I really love it like always Oneta, just to much school! 🙂

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