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What we believe about the afterlife influences how we live this present life. In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us draw insights from Revelation by expanding our thinking about a place called Heaven. Listen in and get biblical perspective!

This is the latest in the series, Revelation: A Book of Promises.


The church is nowhere to be found in Revelation 4–19.

“After these things . . .” (Revelation 4:1).

What is the Rapture?

“Rapture” is from the Greek word Harpazo, which means, “to take forcibly,” “to snatch,” or “caught up.”

Why is there a Rapture?

“A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” —C.S. Lewis

Jesus Himself spoke of the Rapture.

The Apostle Paul spoke of the Rapture.

  1. John sees the Lord seated on His throne.
  2. John sees 24 elders.
  3. John sees ominous storm warnings.

Jesus promised to keep His people from the Great Tribulation Period.

  1. John sees angelic creatures.

There are different types of angels in the Bible.

Michael the Archangel


The Cherubim and Seraphim

What will we be doing while we are in Heaven?


We will be busy working for the Lord in Heaven.

Why do we exist?

To bring God glory and pleasure.

Living for pleasure is one of the most unpleasurable things you can do.

God created us for His own glory.

You decide in this life where you will spend the afterlife.

Scripture Referenced

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13
  • John 14:2–3
  • Matthew 24:40–42
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51–52
  • Hebrews 11:5
  • 2 Kings 2:11
  • Acts 8:39–40
  • Acts 1:9–11
  • Revelation 3:10
  • Revelation 6:10
  • Revelation 22:3
  • Isaiah 43:7
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31

Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org.

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Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California and ... You've got questions; A New Beginning has biblical answers.
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