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The Doctrine of Heaven – Part 1

20 Jul

Introduction

Deuteronomy 10:14 “Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.”

All of the heavens and heaven belong to God. The earth belongs to God, and we belong to God. The thief, satan, tries to steal them from God and claim ownership. Yet God is the Maker and Owner of all things. Heaven is the Lord’s. The word “Heaven” comes from the Greek word “ouranos” (oo-ran-os). Thus, the Doctrine of Heaven is called Ouranology.

What does heaven mean? The word heaven means “lofty” or “elevation.” Heaven is used in the Bible 551 times. It is used 313 times in the Old Testament, and 238 times in the New Testament. Consider that hell is mentioned only 54 times in the Bible. The Bible speaks of Heaven over 10 times more than it does hell. Hell was created for satan and his minions. Heaven is where God wants us all to end up! Let us rejoice in that fact. Be sure that you are saved from your sins, so that you can go to our Heavenly home some day!

The word heavens (plural) appears an additional 127 times in our King James Bible (it, along with many other words and verses have been removed or changed in the other corrupt versions of the Bible). Thus, the total times heaven is mentioned is 678 times.

God the Father 21

I. The Creation of the Heavens

  • The heavens were made by God

Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” They did not always exist as God has. They were made. Their making marked “the beginning.”

Nehemiah 9:6 “Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”

  • They were made by the Son of God

Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

  • They were made by the Holy Spirit

Job 26:13 “By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.”

  • They were made by the Word of the Lord

Psalm 33:6 “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”

The whole Trinity was involved in the creation of Heaven. They spoke it into existence. Man cannot speak anything into existence, but God can. That is the power of His Word. God uses His Word to do His work! We should do the same!

Holy Trinity

Next Entry will begin study of “The Three Heavens.”

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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9 responses to “The Doctrine of Heaven – Part 1

  1. granonine

    August 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    As time marches on here on earth, I find I’m keeping track of all those I’ve loved who are now in heaven–and I find great comfort in knowing heaven will be my home, too, when God says it’s time.

     
    • Anna

      August 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

      I hear you sister.

       
  2. supajohnny

    August 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Your Dog Wouldn't Like It.

     
  3. tygris4073

    July 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Good stuff!

     
    • Anna

      July 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you – totally Jehovah God.

       
      • tygris4073

        July 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        You have helped me think of the next thing I’m going to write. Your heaven series got me thinking about a certain aspect of God. Say tuned!

         
      • Anna

        July 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

        Wonderful! Glad this was so inspiring for you. ;-)

         
  4. Unshakable Hope

    July 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    You have really done your homework, Anna. Excellent!

     
    • Anna

      July 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you. I am sharing the studies our preacher at our church teaches us on Wednesday nights. Totally Biblical based.

       

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