There is a huge library in heaven containing numerous records of everyone. As an angel makes a new entry, the writing in a book is entered automatically by the book, even they are alive. When a record is accessed, the event is virtually re-lived as though jumping back in history, experiencing the same feelings and thoughts.
On judgment day, our sinful deeds will be removed from the books and forgotten, because Jesus paid for the sins of everyone who's name is written in the book of life. God said he will forget all our wrongdoings from the past.
“I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books.”
Revelation 20:12 NLT
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.”
Isaiah 43:25 NLT
Everyone who goes to heaven will receive training, and some of it will be in a theater setting. This viewing will be in virtual reality as though currently happening, and will provide answers to many questions we all have.
One scene will be the Crucifixion, witnessing what Jesus endured to pay for our sins, and what demons were doing to influence people during the valiant sacrifice. Satan thought it was a slam dunk to kill Jesus, having no idea his actions were in line with God's plan of salvation.
Another reality video everyone will see is their own life. It will be as though we are actually back in the past, reliving the events with the same thoughts, intentions, and feelings. There will be two versions, the first highlighting what we perceived as relevant, the second highlighting what God perceives as relevant.
There will be reward in heaven for what we currently do for the Kingdom, putting significant value on our work in the Lord's vineyard. If we patiently endure suffering while working in the vineyard, this receives additional reward. Paul is a good example of someone accumulating great treasure in heaven, he did much work for the Kingdom, and faced many difficulties along the way.
“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.”
Revelation 22:12 NLT
Therefore, we need to make sure to win the race, overcoming carnality of our physical nature. This appears to be the ultimate test, do we have enough heart to reach for the future, foregoing sinful pleasures of the world? Is our heart strong enough to live as a child of God in a world of evil? Are we willing to completely surrender our heart to God, do we love him that much?
“So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.”
It has been revealed that babies go to heaven when death removes them from the physical world, including the aborted, but it's a tragedy for them to miss out on an earthly life. Now is when we are able to store eternal treasure in heaven, but they are robbed of the opportunity.
“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’”
Matthew 5:21 NLT
Babies grow up in heaven, they are joyful and fun loving. Everyone in heaven, even children, have great talents, way beyond what we are able to do now. Some of the children have an amazing knack for music, either singing or with an instrument.
All the children in heaven are well behaved, and they love Jesus very much. They actually go to school, similar to now, but the subject matter is more advanced. One of the subjects is the Bible, they learn the Word of God thoroughly, it is significant even beyond the current age.
There are lots of animals in heaven, all are friendly and children play with them, even lions. Animals that are currently carnivore, will not be meat eaters in heaven. Animals are able to talk in heaven, they can actually speak now if God loosens their tongue.
“Then the Lord gave the donkey the ability to speak. “What have I done to you that deserves your beating me three times?” it asked Balaam.”
Numbers 22:28 NLT
Many animal species in heaven we are familiar with, but there will be additional species that are not on earth. They are all good natured, part of what makes heaven so wonderful.
"In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow. The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm."
Isa 11:6-8 NLT
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