HEAVEN

Heaven

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HEAVEN

414 references found in the Old Testament

82 times in Genesis – Deuteronomy, 4 times in Joshua, 4 times in Judges, 7 times in Samuel,
60 times in Kings – Chronicles, 9 times in Ezra, 11 times in Nehemiah, 21 times in Job, 73 times in Psalm, 5 times in Proverbs, 4 times in Ecclesiastes, 31 times in Isaiah, 34 times in Jeremiah,
5 times in Lamentations, 9 times Ezekiel, 32 times in Daniel, 4 times in Hosea, 3 times in Joel, 2 times in Amos, 1 times in Jonah, 1 times in Nahum, 1 times in Habakkuk, 2 times in Zephaniah, 3 times in Haggai, 5 times in Zechariah and 1 times in Malachi.

Each of the O.T. References refer to the Heaven above or the Abode of God. Nowhere does it speak of where one goes when he dies.

277 references found in the New Testament

75 times in Matthew, 17 times in Mark, 32 times in Luke, 17 times in John, 25 times in Acts.

Each mention refers to the Kingdom of Heaven, the Heaven above or the Abode of God. (The Kingdom of Heaven was Christ bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to the Earth where He would be the King.)

44 references to heaven by the Apostle Paul.

2 times in Romans The place of God.
7 times in Corinthians the most notable is 2 Corinthians 5:2.

2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

1 times in Galatians
8 times in Ephesians

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 2 times in Philippians

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

5 times in Colossians

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

3 times in Thessalonians
1 times in Timothy
15 times in Hebrews

As one studies the references to Heaven in the epistles of the Apostle Paul we see that believers already have a place in heaven and are just waiting to get there.

James refers to Heaven 2 Times.
Peter refers to Heaven 9 times.
John (1 John 5:7) refers to Heaven Once.

Revelation refers to Heaven 55 times. We perhaps learn more about Heaven in Revelation than any other Book in the Bible.

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