Your post is not a diversion at all, but paramount in the hope we have, and even in picking up on what God has revealed about heaven.EssentialSacrifice wrote:Starhunter, would it be off base to divert, even momentarily from the physical description of Heaven and the actual of Heaven... that is the complete spiritual "feelings" of Heaven. Apologies if this sidetracking is disturbing, but I am more interested in what will be rather than in the how it is or is shaped or is paramatized.
This, from Maria Valtorta is a mystical experience regarding her spiritual journey with the Lord, taken to Heaven ...
Spiritual values as outlined by Maria, such as purity, victory, companionship and comfort, are physically demonstrated in everything God has created, seeing that He is Love, so then love is to be our eyes and ears, when we think of heaven, not just it's dimensions, but it's privileges in companionship with God, the angels and the saints.
I am sure you are familiar with I Corinthians 2:9-12, how that God reveals things through the Spirit, but never apart from spiritual values.
This aspect of learning about heaven that you have introduced, is even greater and more important than knowing all the physical dimensions.
From that view alone, we could talk about the implications of living there, aiming to have "our conversation" (or life interests) as the Apostle calls it - in the contexts of a better way to live - here as well.
We know that our affections and hopes as Christians are strengthened when we keep earth in the perspective of heaven, and what God is preparing us for by removing the rough parts of our character through tests.