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The Coming Heavenly Life of Love

First Published 1986

The place where all of God's children are going to dwell with Him forever is not some fanciful dreamland way off in outer space somewhere, but an even more amazing dream city that is going to come down from God, out of space, to a new earth. God is going to come down and live with us, and we with Him, in that beautiful dream town. We are not going to go to some far-away place called Heaven, where God is supposed to live, but we have a real down-to-earth God who is going to come live with us, and make heaven on earth.

This Heavenly City, this great space city, will come down to earth to be our eternal home in paradise. It is such a literal down-to-earth Heaven that Revelation chapters 21 and 22 of the Bible describe and give us the city's exact measurements, colours, materials, etc. It will stand upon the earth 1500 miles long, 1500 miles wide and 1500 miles high. The greatest city ever built, far beyond the wildest dreams of man. Such a city would cover half of the United States or all of Europe or half of Africa, and extend upward far beyond the stratosphere.

Before God brings down His Heavenly City, He is going to purify and completely purge the surface of the earth with fire and destroy the atmospheric heavens, then recreate a beautiful new earth and new atmospheric heavens, with clean air, no pollution, no contamination, no poisonous gases or chemicals or the horrors of man. It will all be cleaned up and purged away.

It will be the same ball, the same planet, but with a beautiful renewed surface. He is going to recreate the entire surface of the earth into a beautiful Garden of Eden, not like paradise, but the paradise of God, and we will have a new earth under a new heaven. Then the Holy City, the new Heavenly City, is going to come down to the new earth.

I have not only studied what God's word says about this great city, but I have been there, I've seen it, and it's beautiful. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life! I was lifted up in the spirit and taken there. John the Revelator was taken there and saw these same things. It is so fantastic you can hardly even imagine it, much less describe it! Even John's description in Revelation 21 and 22 couldn't possibly do it justice.

Although we don't know just exactly what everything is going to be like there, we do know that it's going to be better than it is today, a beautiful heavenly heaven-on-earth without sin, without evil, without all the troubles, weariness, pain, sickness and problems of today.

We are still going to be much the same as we are now, and even look like we do now, just as Jesus still looked like Himself after His resurrection. He ate and drank and His disciples could still feel Him and touch Him as well as see Him, and yet He was in a miraculous, supernatural body, his new resurrected body. (Lk.24:36-43) We are going to have new supernatural bodies just like He did.

We will be like Jesus then. He said we are going to have bodies like His! (Phil.3:21; 1Jn.3:2) After He was resurrected from the grave, He could appear or disappear, walk right through walls or locked doors, and fly from one place to another with the speed of thought, and with such power, like the angels of God!

Our old, decaying, natural bodies will go back to the dust, but our new resurrected bodies will live forever--eternally! We are going to have new, marvellous, resurrected, glorified bodies, yet they're going to be material enough and natural enough and recognisable enough seeable, and enjoyable enough to actually be constructed as we are now, of flesh and bones. They will be eternal, incorruptible, immortal flesh and bones. (Lk.24:39) That kind of marvellous, glorified, heavenly flesh is going to be able to enjoy all the pleasures that our flesh enjoys here and now.

Heaven is going to include all the joys and beauties and pleasures of this life, but without the drawbacks, all the assets, but without the liabilities. If all that is offered us for all eternity is sitting on a cloud playing a harp, it could get awful boring. If there's not going to be any fun in heaven, what's the use of going there?

It's going to be a sinless new world. We are going to finally get to enjoy life to the full, perfectly, without sin and the curse and the pain and the death and the sickness and the sorrow and all the rest. It will be our chance to enjoy perfection. Due to sin and the fall of man and the curse and all, we haven't really had a chance to enjoy life as God originally intended. Heaven will be the utmost and the ultimate --and I think the scriptures corroborate this.

All the things we love and enjoy here on earth, we are going to have in Heaven forever.

Wouldn't it be silly for God to abandon all the wonderful things He made in this life just for some kind of a pointless floating around on a cloud? God didn't create all this to abandon it, all these pleasures and even these wonderful bodies He's given us. Everything in Heaven is going to be like the best of this world, only more so.

Everybody there is going to be good and honest and loving and kind and helpful and sweet and cheerful and faithful and will love the Lord and each other. The perfect society, the perfect community, in perfect fellowship with the Lord and each other. There will be no hate or jealousy or selfishness or cruelty or any of those bad things. Everybody will be just lovely, so sweet and kind, beautiful, perfect, better than angels. It will be absolutely wonderful.

We will have such fellowship and communication like we have never had before, with no longer any misunderstandings, because we'll be able to read each other's minds. We won't even have to talk, it will be like thought transference, not even necessarily in words, but we can talk if we choose to do so.

"Time shall be no more" for us, in a sense. (Revelation10:6) It's not that we won't be able to keep track of the years, but it will no longer affect us. We will never grow old and decrepit nor be bound by time, and we will even be able to go back and forth. I believe we will actually be able to go back in time and view past scenes and events again as though they were still happening.

Contrary to the popular belief, I don't believe that the moment we land in heaven we will know everything! I think God has left that for the rest of time and eternity in order to give us something to do in the hereafter, so that we can learn more about the past, the things which have already happened, and why they happened and God's reasons and logic and the purposes and meaning of it all.

All of the pleasures of this present physical life will be continued into the next life as well. In our new, glorious, wonderful, supernatural bodies we'll be able to eat and drink and be merry, have fun, sex, love and enjoy all of the pleasures of this present life. Our immortal, incorruptible, all-powerful bodies will be able to enjoy them even more there than we do here, and forever without ever suffering pain or sickness or weariness or death, absolutely, marvellously, heavenly.

Of course many are horrified if you even suggest that there's going to be sex in heaven! If you realise that sex is God's wonderful creation and one of His greatest gifts to us for our pleasure, enjoyment, unity, fellowship and procreation, then why shouldn't there be sex in heaven?!

The Lord didn't create sex just for this world, only to abandon it on the other side. Our heavenly bodies are going to be an awful lot like they are now, only better. If you enjoy its pleasures now, think how marvellous they're going to be when your body is supernatural, really super, with more power and more beauty and more grace and greater thrills and more marvellous, exciting experiences and love than ever! Heaven will be just like an amplification or magnification of all the thrills and joys and pleasures of this life.

"But oh", some people say, "it says in the Bible that they won't be married or given in marriage any more, but shall be as the angels of God!" (Mt.22:30) Yes, man's little private marriages and his system of marriage shall be abolished and we'll be free to enjoy each other.

We will have all the best of this life and heaven too, everything that's wonderful and beautiful and heavenly and thrilling and exciting and ecstatic and loving and marvellous that we enjoy right now, we will continue to enjoy and share even more than ever, in new bodies that can enjoy it more than we do now.

If you have been having fun here, think how much more fun you are going to have there, when we will be totally free and completely and utterly joyous in the Lord and the love of each other! Jesus' own classic illustration of the return of the prodigal son to the father's house is not only an illustration of the return of the backslider, but of our final return to Him in Heaven where there is going to be singing and rejoicing and music and dancing and love-making for the glory of God forever!

If we are going to be doing all that love-making, I'm convinced we are going to have some children. That's half the fun and the ultimate fulfilment of sex. They will be born right in heaven! I was thinking and thinking about it one day, wondering why the Lord made so much extra space in the Heavenly City, so that it can easily hold several times the population of the whole world that ever existed. I said, "Lord, what do you need so much space for?" He said, "Who said the population wasn't going to grow?"

If angels could make love with the daughters of men and have children, why shouldn't we expect some children if we're going to have all that sex and love-making in heaven? "The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." (Genesis 6: 2,4)

We will have lots of children, like Adam and Eve were intended to have. The world never got to have those perfect children, because Cain was apparently born after the fall. God is going to have a heaven-on-earth in which things are going to go the way He originally planned for them to go, with people having perfect babies and perfect children.

If that was the Lord's first commandment for the first heaven-on-earth in the original Garden of Eden, to "be fruitful and multiply", why shouldn't that be His first commandment for heaven? (Genesis.1:28) Perhaps the Lord may want to colonise other worlds with His new, perfect, born-in-heaven children. After all, what's the whole universe for and all this huge amount of space if He is only interested in populating one little tiny planet? What an incubator for other civilisations, right here on the new earth and in the Heavenly City.

Within the great Heavenly City itself, all of God's saved children will live with him forever--spacemen in space city with the space King! (Revelation 21:24,27) Outside there will still be earth people in various conditions and grades and degrees and situations according to the lives they lived and according to how much they received the Lord's correction, mercy and truth.

When I took my spirit trip to the city I looked right through its beautiful, transparent, "clear-as-crystal", golden sides (Revelation 21:11) out onto the beautiful new earth, renewed again as the Lord originally intended for it to be, without the curse. That view of the outside earth was just fascinating, like the most beautiful places on earth that you have seen today, beautiful countryside with rolling green hills and forests and fields and farmhouses and farms and little villages etc.

The Bible says that on the new earth there will be "no more sea"! (Revelation 21:1) The world as it stands today is only about one-fourth to one-fifth dry land, and the other four-fifths is water. When God dries up all the seas there is going to be five times as much land to live on, so there will be plenty of room on earth for the many who will be living there outside the Heavenly City.

It will be a whole new earth, a whole new creation, with animals, birds and all the beautiful creations of God that are with us now, but without the insects and pests and thorns and thistles, etc. that resulted from the curse. The entire creation will be the way God intended for it to be originally, like the Garden of Eden. The Lord must have made the most beautiful place he could possibly create for Adam and Eve in the Garden, so I believe that that's the way the new earth is going to be.

Just think, a world without sin, without war, without destruction, without death, sickness, tears or pain. No more of these fast vehicles that cause so much death and destruction, no more smoke to pollute the atmosphere, no more destructive industries, none of these things. Everything will be just beautiful, natural, heavenly.

The citizens of the Heavenly City, God's children, will be ruling over those who are on the surface of the earth outside the city. (Revelation22:5) Within the city there is a beautiful river of life flowing right out of the throne of God, right through its center, with a park on both sides with trees of life that bear twelve different kinds of fruit, and the "leaves are for the healing of the nations". (Revelation 22:2) Certainly none of the resurrected saints in their supernatural bodies are going to need healing, so it's obvious that this healing is for the people and nations outside the city. It says so.

Perhaps these healing leaves are symbolic of the words of God, His words of truth. Surely we'll go out and be teachers amongst the nations. We who love the Lord will still have a job to do even when we get in that Heavenly City on the new earth. There will be all kinds of people outside that will still need the Lord and His healing, and we will go in and out of the gigantic gates of pearl of the Eternal City to minister to them. I am sure it will be a joy and a pleasure!

David Berg

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