The Bible tells us very little about heaven, which explains why one theologian described it as “an unknown region with a very well-known inhabitant.” That inhabitant is none other than Jesus Christ, and heaven is only heaven, because He is there.
James Packer wrote that “For those who have learned to love and trust Jesus, the prospect of meeting Him face to face and being with Him forever is the hope that keeps us going.” I would like to make the proposition in our study today that if heaven is mainly about Jesus, and it is, then we don’t have to wait for eternity to experience heaven. Paul didn’t! On more than one occasion he came face to face with the Lord. And that’s what kept him going strong. If we keep our spiritual eyes open and we serve Him in ministry, we too can experience heaven on earth!!