Will You Enjoy heaven?

Jon Williams

What will we be doing in heaven? Will it be something we can enjoy doing for eternity? What do the scriptures speak of on this matter? Whenever Bible writers had the doors of heaven literally swung open before them, they observed worship being given to the Lord. For example, when Isaiah saw a glimpse into heaven in Isaiah 6:1-4, he saw the throne of God with angels surrounding it, crying out, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. This picture becomes even more vivid when we look at the New Testament. The apostle John also gets a glimpse into glory in Revelation 4:8-10. He sees some very strange characters in heaven; some he calls elders, others he describes as beasts. But notice what these beings John describes are doing around the throne of God:

They rest[ed] not day and night saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Incredible! It goes on in Revelation 5:12-14 with Jesus coming into the picture of heaven, and he is worshiped:

Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

What powerful worship occurred in heaven on these occasions! Look at how highly they exalted the name of God.

            Worshipping is the only thing we see people doing in heaven; it is the only action we can positively affirm we will be doing in heaven. Therefore, if you do not enjoy worship, you will not enjoy heaven. It is sad that many Christians, all across the kingdom, struggle with being faithful in attendance to Sunday worship. Not because something is hindering them, but because worship falls back in there priorities. However, those same beloved brethren, who skip services on a regular basis, would probably still claim they want to go to heaven. But if you struggle giving praise to God for only two hours a week, I don’t think you would do well worshipping for eternity. If you really don’t enjoy worshipping for 1/12 of your day on Sunday, heaven is probably not going to be very appealing; it is probably not the place for you. Because, based on scripture, I know nothing else we will be doing in heaven except praising, honoring and glorifying the Lord almighty. Will you enjoy heaven? Perhaps we could answer that with the same response to the question “will you enjoy worship here on earth?”