I believe you are asking about Heaven as the dwelling place of God.  In fact, there are three heavens mentioned in the Bible.  The first is the atmosphere we breathe, and the second is the place where the sun, moon and stars are. (Psalm 8:8; Genesis 1:14-15).  Let us consider the third heaven, the glorious place where God dwells and where all believers will one day dwell.

There is not a whole lot said about what Heaven looks like, but we do have its appearance spoken of in several places.  The Lord Jesus Himself said in John 14:2, “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.”  The concept of mansions gives the impression of elaborate dwellings in Heaven.  While the word can properly be translated as ‘abodes’ or ‘rooms’, we still get the idea of a wonderful intimacy with the Lord as we realize that believers will forever live in His house with Him. 

The Apostle John describes a New Heaven as we read in Revelation 21:1, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”  In this chapter, and in the first three verses of chapter 12, we have a vivid description of Heaven.  Let’s consider its appearance:

It will be a place where God dwells and where there are no sorrows. Revelation 21:3-4, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 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.”

It will be a place where the glory of God will be seen.  A light clear as crystal.  A high wall with twelve gates…three on each side.  Revelation 21:10-14, “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

It will be a place with twelve foundations. Revelation 21:14, “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

I encourage you to read the rest of the chapter to get a more complete description of this holy place, but I did want to look specifically at verse 23, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”  Isaiah spoke of this in   Isaiah 60:19-20, “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”  Besides all the beautiful and glorious attributes of Heaven, this represents its real beauty…”the glory of God…and the Lamb.”  The light of the glory of God will be seen.  The one who is referred to as “altogether lovely” (Song of Solomon 5:16) dwells in Heaven.  THIS is what makes Heaven so magnificent…the presence of the Lord.  As beautiful as Heaven must be, it will pale in comparison to the beauty of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Heaven is His creation (Philippians 1:16), therefore it cannot match His beauty. 

The Apostle Paul relates an incident in which he went to Heaven.  In 2 Corinthians 12:4 he speaks of himself in the third person.  He says, “How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”  He does not even mention what he saw, only what he heard.  What he heard; he could not repeat.  It seems that what he saw, he could not even describe. 

Whatever we can imagine, Heaven will be more beautiful…and the glory of the Lord will shine even brighter than that.  The Lord desires that we dwell with Him there!  Amazing thought!  He said in John 14:3, “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.”  I pray that you might see Heaven for yourself one day.  If you trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior, you will be there with Him someday.  The Lord Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  (431.4)