For every Christian, seeing Jesus when they die is their number one call, as everyone wants to see the Son of God, who died for their sins. Just like he promised to make room for the righteous ones in heaven, many would love to see him eye to eye finally and even sit with him. However, Christians may ask, “will we see Jesus in heaven?”
The Bible implies that we will be able to see Jesus when we finally get to heaven. The book revelation 5:6 describes Jesus as a Lamb that looked like it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne. With this description, it is evident that we will be able to recognize Jesus in heaven. Scholars suggest that we will actually be able to see Jesus in heaven, as he rose to heaven the same way he had resurrected, and people were able to see him.
So, what will Jesus look like in heaven? Will we recognize Jesus in heaven? Do we meet Jesus as soon as we die? Where will Jesus be in heaven? What will we do with Jesus in heaven? Will we be able to hug Jesus in heaven? Stick to the end to know the answers to these questions.
What will Jesus look like in heaven?
As a Christian and a bible reader, I have always imagined what Jesus will look like in heaven whenever I think of him. First, some scholars suggest that Jesus will look just the way he did after his resurrection, as he ascended to heaven in the same body he had resurrected in. if this suggestion is valid, then Jesus is expected to still have nail marks on his hands and nails.
Additionally, some religious scholars imply that Jesus’ look in heaven will be like that on the day of his transfiguration. In Luke 9:28-29, Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the mountain to pray. While he was praying, the Bible states that the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
Moses and Elijah appeared to him and talked to him about his departure. Since these two appeared in the ‘bodies’ they had in heaven, scholars have also suggested that Jesus would be the same way in heaven as he was during his transfiguration.
Will we recognize Jesus in heaven?
The Bible suggests that we will be able to see Jesus in heaven. In the book of Revelation, chapter 1:13-6, John gives us a detailed explanation of how he was Jesus and what he looked like in heaven, which made him recognize him. In his vision, John describes that Jesus looked like the Son of a man and had been dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
John reveals that the hair on Jesus’ head was white like wool and snow and that his eyes were blazing like fire. In addition, his feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace. With John’s description of Jesus, every Christian will instantly recognize him when they reach heaven.
Additionally, in the book of Mathew 26:29, during the Last Supper, Jesus revealed to his disciples that he would not be able to drink from the fruit of the vine until the day he would drink with them in his Father’s Kingdom, implying that Jesus will be able to recognize his disciples in heaven, the same way his disciples will be able to recognize him in heaven.
Moreover, the Bible has a few incidences in which it reveals that people who died could recognize each other, meaning that it will not be hard for Christians to recognize the man that died on the cross for their sins.
Do we meet Jesus as soon as we die?
Christians do believe that they will be able to meet Jesus as soon as they die, just as Jesus promised the thief on the cross that he would be with him in paradise. In Luke 23:43, when Jesus was on the cross with two other thieves who had been crucified, one thief pleaded with him to remember when he would go into his Kingdom.
In his response, Jesus informed the thief that he would be with him later that day in paradise, meaning that the two would meet as soon as they were both dead. If the thief were to meet Jesus at a later date or time, Jesus would have most likely explained that to him. He, however, emphasized the specific time he would be with him in heaven, giving Christians the assurance that they will see Jesus as soon as they take their last breath.
Paul also revealed in Philippians 1:23 that he would prefer death to be with Jesus, which he saw was far better. This may mean that the apostle Paul knew that he would reunite with Jesus as soon as he died, a thing that he was looking forward to.
Where will Jesus be in heaven?
Since we know that Jesus is already in heaven, it is essential to know where he will be precise while in heaven. According to the Bible, in 1st Peter 3:22 and Mark 16:19, Jesus was taken up and sat at God’s right hand. With this, it is clear that Jesus will be sitting at his Father’s right hand. In addition, Jesus assured his disciples that he would prepare a place for them in heaven, as there are many rooms in his Father’s house. We can also conclude that Jesus will be in his Father’s house.
What will we do with Jesus in heaven?
Since we know that Jesus went to heaven ahead of us to prepare rooms for us in his Father’s house and that we will be able to see him, it is obvious to imagine what we will be able to do with Jesus while there. The Bible clearly shows there will be more worshipping in heaven, just as the book of revelations reveals.
Several scholars also imply that we will be feasting and rejoicing with Jesus in heaven, just like he promised his disciples to drink with them from the vine’s fruit once they are reunited.
Will we be able to hug Jesus in heaven?
It is unclear if we will be able to hug Jesus in heaven, as the Bible nor Jesus himself reveals that. However, we know for sure that we will be able to reunite with Jesus and see him face to face. We will also be able to fellowship with him before his Father, our God. The most important thing that Jesus did for us was to die for our sins so that we could share with him the glory of heaven once we die. Let us all remember why Jesus died for our sins and live each day accordingly.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.