I must confess that I cannot answer your question as precisely as you might be wanting, but I will share with you what I believe that the Scriptures clearly reveal to us about heaven, and I hope the following verses from the Bible are helpful.  I can tell you that if you have trusted the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior, then you certainly will one day be in heaven. I also know that you will not at all be disappointed because you will be in the presence of your Savior, the Lord Jesus Himself, in a place where there is no death or sorrow.

Let me first direct you to Revelation 21 for a couple of verses about the overall nature of heaven. In Revelation 21:4 we read, “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”. Thus, we see that there will be no sadness nor death in our heavenly abode. Furthermore, we read in verse 27, “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life”. Thus, we see that in the glory, there will be no sin at all, nor anything that would defile. The only people there will be those who are written in “the Lamb’s book of life”, which are those who were saved, or in other words, true Christians who have trusted in Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Think of it—no temptation, no sin, no death, and no sadness!  And why is that?  Because Christ Jesus has washed away our sins in His own blood, and His shed blood on our behalf is our title to glory! Thus, the true joy for us who are saved and are brought to heaven will be actually being with and praising our Savior for all eternity, who is the Lord Jesus, the eternal Son of God, and the One who gave Himself for us and Who has made us fit for heaven. In Revelation 22:3-5, we read, “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever”. So, you see, heaven is an ageless place, outside of time and in eternity, as there is no morning nor night; and There, we will see and be with Christ Jesus, reigning with Him forever.  

Now, let’s read the lovely words of the Lord Jesus to His disciples on that night in which He was betrayed, found in John 14, 1-3: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”. From these verses, we know that the Lord Jesus did not want His children to be saddened by the fact that He would soon leave the earth and ascend into heaven. He went before us to prepare a permanent place for us in the glory. One aspect of this is that He first of all paid for our sins on the cross at Calvary, thus opening the way to heaven for all who would believe on Him as their Savior. He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell us, that we might be “born again:, as in John 3:3; and “new creatures” as we read in 2 Corinthians 5: 17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”). The other aspect of preparing a place for us is the idea of the new bodies He prepares for us, which will not be subject to aging, disease, or death. The word “mansions” in the Old King James can be translated “abodes”, or permanent dwellings. And verse 3 is especially important—we see that the Lord Jesus will one day return to this earth in glory, and when He comes, he will “receive us unto Himself,” so that even after that, and for all eternity, we will be with the Lord Jesus where He is.

But now, what will His return look like for us whether we be alive or long in the grave, and what will our new bodies be like?  There are several verses that give us some insight into this. First, we read in I Corinthians 15:51-55, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory”. Here we see that our bodies will be brought up from the graves, and new bodies fashioned and given to us in the blink of an eye when the Lord Jesus returns to this earth, just before the Great Tribulation. As in the verses in John 14, these bodies will be given to us when the Lord Jesus comes back, and will be permanent, or incorruptible. Again, in Philippians 3: 20-21, we read, “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself”. So here, we are reminded that the Lord Jesus will return for His own and change our bodies, and as to what we’ll be like, our bodies will be fashioned like unto His glorious body.

But now, you are wondering how we might appear to one another in heaven. First of all, let me reassure you that we will know one another. For this, I refer to the mount of transfiguration. In Mark 9:4-5, we read, “And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias”. Moses and Elijah had been dead for centuries, and yet they appeared with the Lord Jesus in the glory on the mountain top that day, and they were clearly recognizable and spoke with the Lord Jesus.  And finally, consider 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”.

I’ll conclude with one verse from 1 Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him”. My dear friend, do you believe that the Lord Jesus died for you, and that He rose again? If you truly believe, then you are “in Jesus, a Christian, a child of God, and you can know that one day, whether alive or dead (asleep in the Lord), the Lord Jesus will come and raise you up, give you a new body, like unto His own glorious body, and take you to be where He is. And, you will live forever praising Him in His presence, with all those of faith of all generations including those that you personally know who were believers who have passed on before you. Remember, “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,…,” (Acts 16:31). Have you believed on Christ Jesus as your personal Savior; will I see you there in the glory?  I pray it to be so!  (422.3)  (SF)