term for the physical or transcendent
place from which heavenly beings (such as a Sky deity, God
, angels, heavenly rulers, heavenly saints or venerated ancestors
) originate, are enthroned
or inhabit. It is commonly believed that heavenly beings can descend to earth or take on earthly flesh and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife
or in exceptional cases enter Heaven alive.
Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect.
I cannot be content with less than heaven;Living, and comprehensive of all life.Thee, universal heaven, celestial all;Thee, sacrjd seat of intellective time;Field of the soul's best wisdom: home of truth,Star-throned.
If our Creator has so bountifully provided for our existence here, which is but momentary, and for our temporal wants, which will soon be forgotten, how much more must He have done for our enjoyment in the everlasting world?
Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul. "The kingdom of God is within you."
To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cagePuts all Heaven in a rage.
No coward soul is mine,No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:I see Heaven's glories shine,And Faith shines equal, arming me from Fear.
Heaven does not make holiness, but holiness makes heaven; because if you do not give yourself in sympathy to goodness, goodness cannot give itself in influence to you.
All the way to Heaven is heaven because He said,"'I am the Way."