The Lord gave tiny glimpses of Heaven to many of His servants as recorded in the Bible: Moses on Sinai, Isaiah in a Vision, even Peter, James and John on the mountain during His Transfiguration. These men were momentarily captivated by His Beauty and temporarily satisfied with His Presence. They saw what we have yet to see: A true picture of Heaven! What they saw for a moment, we will enjoy with them for eternity as the consummation of our chief end and purpose will be realized: to Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever.
We are constantly in situations in which the gospel and the Lord do not seem to be winning: unanswered prayers, the prevailing unbelief of family and friends, the prosperity of the wicked, and even our own ongoing struggle with the same besetting sins. The Scriptures give us brief peeks under the veil of heaven which re-light the fire in our hearts with courage and comfort our weary souls. God’s Word tells us that no matter how things look on the surface, Jesus is alive and working in the world and in your life. He is Coming and Heaven in on the way!
My righteousness draws near speedily,
my salvation is on the way,
and my arm will bring justice to the nations.
The islands will look to me
and wait in hope for my arm.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
look at the earth beneath;
the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment
and its inhabitants die like flies.
But my salvation will last forever,
my righteousness will never fail.