The Wrong Perception of Heaven

The Wrong Perception of Heaven
“These living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever. Then the twenty-four elders bow down before the One who sits on the throne, and they worship him who lives forever and ever. They put their crowns down before the throne and say,
‘You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
because you made all things.
Everything existed and was made,
because you wanted it.’” – Revelation 4:9-11

In Revelation 4:9-11, the apostle John sees heaven. What he sees is not what many believe heaven is like. Everyone has their own idea of it. Some believe heaven will be the same as on earth like being able to go fishing or golfing. Others believe their loved ones become angels. These are some wrong perceptions that can lead to false hope. The Bible says that heaven will be a place of worship and where God’s people will dwell with Him (Revelation 4:9-11).

John witnessed this in Revelation 5:11-12 and also in Revelation 4:9-11. He does not mention anything about people fishing just worshiping and praising God. John also mentions seeing living creatures. These creatures are known as seraphim, who were created by God to serve Him. He never mentions any of the saints flying around. Again, the saints along with the living creatures are in heaven worshiping and praising God.

Isaiah 6:2 gives a description of seraphim or angels as we like to refer to them as and what they look like,

“Heavenly creatures of fire stood above him. Each creature had six wings: It used two wings to cover its face, two wings to cover its feet, and two wings for flying.”

To learn more about angels or more about heaven read other devotionals like, “Truth About Angels” and “What will Heaven be Like?

Prayer of the day:

Dear heavenly Father,

Heaven is Your dwelling place. It is a place where Your people will go to worship You and not a place for our entertainment. You will be with us, and we will be Your people. Thank you for allowing us to be in Your presence because we are unworthy of it. But Jesus makes us suitable to be with You after we die. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen!