Those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will spend eternity with Jesus. But what will Jesus be doing for eternity? Jesus has always been the King of kings and the Lord of lords, but not everyone recognizes that. Eventually, everyone will know that. Jesus will rule and reign over everyone and everything forever. He will be King forever!
The Bible tells us the new heavens and earth will be wonderful. There will no longer be any sin, pain, crying, or death. All the bad things that we experience today will be gone! The sun and the moon will no longer be necessary for light—and there won’t be any night! Jesus himself will be our light instead of the sun and moon (Revelation 21:23, 22:5).
Now, some people think heaven is just angels, puffy clouds, and people playing harps. But that’s not what the Bible tells us. Instead, it’s a place full of joy, discovering more about God, and, most importantly, worshipping God forever! And the Bible also doesn’t say we become angels. Those beings were created by God in the beginning. We stay ourselves, but with a new and improved body that will last forever (1 Corinthians 15:51–52).
When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they brought sin and suffering into creation. The world became cursed and broken. But that curse will be gone (Revelation 22:3) in the new heavens and new earth! This place will be like earth but perfect! We will be able to enjoy everything God has made without worrying about getting hurt.
The Bible also tells us about the New Jerusalem, the amazing city God will create. It will have gates made of pearls, streets of gold, and God’s throne in the center of the city. It will be a truly wonderful and beautiful city!
This is the Golden Gate, which is sealed up but used to lead into the old city of Jerusalem. In the New Jerusalem of eternity, the gates will look much different, each made from a single pearl (Revelation 21:21).
For eternity we will work for and serve our Creator in this perfect world as we enjoy him forever.