Revelation 21 gives us much detail about the eternal Heaven. What a glorious and beautiful place it will be. Of that place, Revelation 21:4 tells us, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” There will be nothing in the eternal state to sadden or hurt us, or to dishonor the Lord. This gives us reason to believe that the capacity for sin does not exist in the redeemed ones in heaven. We read later in Revelation 21:27, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” There will be nothing in Heaven that can bring defilement. If we are still able to sin, that would mean we still have a sinful nature, and that in itself is defiling.

We read of how our bodies are gloriously changed at the Rapture in 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 which says, “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” When we are raised or changed to be with our Lord, we are given a spiritual body that is incorruptible, or is incapable of being corrupted. We are told in 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” Wonder of wonders! “We shall be like him!” We shall be like our blessed redeemer, who was always sinless and beyond the temptation to sin.

Throughout eternity, we will be serving, praising, and worshipping our blessed redeemer. As we see in Revelation 7:12 we will spend eternity being occupied with the Lord and proclaiming, “…Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.” (160.7)