Where Are the 3 Heavens Mentioned in the Bible?
The third heaven, or celestial heaven, is the spiritual realm where G-d and angels live. The Bible mentions the third heaven in several passages, including Ephesians 1:20. In this passage, the Father raises the Messiah from the dead and seats him at his right hand in the heavenly places. The apostle Paul also tells the story of a man who visited the third heaven. However, many scholars believe Paul was speaking modestly of his own death.
The firmament is one of the three heavens mentioned in the bible, but there are two different ways to understand it. One view argues that the firmament was created on the second day of creation. The other view states that the firmament was created on the first day of creation. The firmament is made of fire and the work of creation.
Although the firmament isn’t necessarily the same as heaven, it’s used in the Bible to describe outer space and the placement of a defined heavenly structure. Genesis 1:8 describes the firmament as a border between earth and the heavens, but there are many ways to interpret its significance. In the Book of Revelation, John describes the floor of the city in heaven as “pure gold.” This upper tier of water may be the entrance to heaven.
While many Christians assume the firmament is the atmosphere, other scholars believe that the firmament was made before the days of creation. As a result, the firmament is not just a void space; it separates the oceans from the firmament.
This word is derived from the Hebrew word raqiya’, which means expanse, or firm. It is used in Genesis 1 and the Old Testament. Some translations even use the word firmament as a synonym for solid.
The firmament is a part of the sky in which clouds and other bodies are formed. The water above the firmament is the source of rain, so the water vapors in the air above the firmament must originate from the raised waters. The Hebrews also believed the firmament was a solid mass.
The firmament also divides day from night. There are two distinct places in the firmament, which means that the water above the firmament cannot destroy the other two. In this view, the firmament resembles the firmament, but it is not the cause of the waters being destroyed.
The firmament, or heaven, is one of the 3 heavens mentioned in Scripture. It is made of matter that is both liquid and solid. Without the firmament, it would be useless.
The celestial heaven
The celestial heavens are mentioned in scripture and the Bible gives us a glimpse of them. They are the abode of God. The Lord and His son Jesus are in them. Those who are worthy of entering them must repent of their sins and adorn themselves with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. However, in order to get there, they must be judged by God.
In the Bible, God is mentioned as the first inhabitant of heaven. He is the source of light and provides all of the inhabitants with light. His glory fills the celestial city. However, he does not mention a temple in heaven. The heavens are the abode of the sun, the moon, and the stars. God, as the first inhabitant of heaven, is the light of all things in heaven.
The Greek word epouranlos, translated as heaven, is used in the Bible several times. The Apostle Paul often contrasted the earth and heaven. He was contrasting the heavenly realm with the earth, and he was expressing his hope to be a heavenly being in the resurrection.
The cherubim, which are cherubs, are another type of celestial being. These creatures carry the throne of God, and they cover the Shechinah Glory’s presence. They are the closest to God’s throne of all the celestial beings. In fact, some Bible teachers consider the cherubim to be the highest order of celestial beings. Whatever the case, they are always associated with God’s presence.
The heavenly and earthly bodies are different, and the heavenly bodies reveal God’s glory differently. Therefore, the resurrection of both earthly and heavenly bodies is different, and believers will reap different rewards. It is also important to understand the difference between the heavenly and terrestrial bodies.
The spiritual realm
The spiritual realm, also known as the heavens, is described in various Bible passages. Some passages clearly define “heaven,” while others do not. Some biblical passages mention three heavens. The first refers to earth’s atmosphere, the second to space, and the third is the abode of God.
The third heaven is inhabited by all those who believe in Christ, regardless of their race, creed, or religion. This heaven is not ruled by the commands of man, but by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Unlike the other two heavens, it is inhabited by people who are faithful unto death.
The first heaven is where the physical universe exists. The second heaven is located in outer space and is where the devil dwells. In the book of Job, Satan twice presents himself to God, one in heaven, and once in the second. The Third heaven is in the east. In the bible, Satan is also mentioned twice as Satan.
During the 1000-year Tribulation, Satan attempts to return to earth, but is defeated and cast into the lake of fire. While he can go up and down in the spiritual realm at any time, he cannot climb it without the intervention of God. As a result, Satan is continually fighting against God to get to the next level, but never succeeds.
God’s throne room
The Bible describes God’s throne room in a very detailed way. The room is surrounded by a green halo of glory. There are also angels around God, as well as the Holy Spirit. There are many eyes on the throne, and each one appears to be focused on a specific aspect of God’s presence in the room.
The throne room is God’s seat of authority and worship. Jesus was seated at the right hand of God when he ascended to heaven. The throne room depicts the glory of God and the majesty of His reign.
While the throne room is not explicitly defined in Scripture, it is clear from the text that the throne room represents God’s supremacy and power. It represents God’s transcendent reign over all of creation. God is in spirit form, so he doesn’t need rest or sleep, and thus the throne room is a symbol of His sovereignty and all-consuming glory.
The scene described in Daniel 7:9-14 is apocalyptic, but is consistent with the descriptions of God’s throne room found elsewhere in the Bible. The vision of the Lord on a throne surrounded by angels is common in the prophetic literature. In addition, Ezekiel has a vision of an otherworldly man sitting on a lapis lazuli throne.
The throne of God is the central focus of everything in the Bible. It is where decisions, functions, and judgments are made, and all those around it give way to God’s will. When we come before Him, we bow our knees and obey His commandments.
The throne room is surrounded by heavenly creatures. The creatures are all characterized by attributes similar to those of the Lord. This means they are the closest to God’s throne. They have eyes all around them, and their purpose is to praise Him.
The throne of God is a place where the entire universe praises God. They are the redeemed, and they will be from every nation, tribe, and language. In the Bible, God’s throne room is a place where all the people of creation worship him.
Whether or not you believe in God, read this message!!!
Throughout history, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?
In the book of Revelation 13:16-18, we read,
“He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles–Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!
These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, not one OR the other.
This is where it comes together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip
“Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).
Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.
Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.
Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”
Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:
“And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).
You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2ruth.org/rfid-mark-of-the-beast-666-revealed/
The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”
Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way–the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God’s Word in the midst of these dark times:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal–rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world).” (Revelation 20:1-3)
The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)”
Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still involved in politics?
So what about his name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.
Jesus says in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)
In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”
In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)
In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”
So when Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.
The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Obama’s campaign logo when he ran in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)
Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?
Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?
God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.
We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.
The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word’s on the cross crying out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.
This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.
So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.
Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.
Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’
Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’
And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8)