In heaven you are not going to hear anyone say, “Ouch!” You will not complain about your sore foot, the pain in your side, a headache or indigestion. There will be no rust no dust, no rot. “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1 Cor. 15:53)
But I will offer you some things you may hear. “He died and went to hell.”
During the thousand-year reign of Christ in what is called the Millennial period people will live on this earth, and there is no Scripture verse that says it’s going to be a beautiful place, that will not happen until that time is over, when the Almighty makes a new heaven and earth and the new Jerusalem comes down out of heaven.
People during the Millennial will revolt against the Lord, rain will cease upon their nation if they do so, amongst other things. People will die during that time, and they will go to hell, and if you knew them, you will probably be sad.
I do not know what position I will hold or anyone else, I believe I can surmise from the Scriptures that not all will be kings and priests during those one thousand years, but that is for another letter. We will have jobs, responsibilities, we will be held accountable to the tasks that will be given to us, no different than we are today.
I do not believe that we will wear robes continually, there is no Scripture verse to back that supposition up with, but they will be worn for those special occasions, no one is going to appear before the Almighty in jeans and a t-shirt. As for that notion that we will wear sandals, again there is no relevant Scripture verse for that, only the construct of people’s minds. The closest I can think of at this time is, “And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” (Exo. 3:5)
If you truly believe that serving the Lord God in whatever form He decides on in this life for you, then the work that He sets before you in heaven for no matter how long will fulfill the first part of Psalm 16:11, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” The second part, and this is only conjecture mind you, is for what I will call our “days off,” or for “after work,” “Pleasures forevermore.”
These may be relative in a sense to the pleasures you experienced here, if you enjoyed playing sports, perhaps you can join a team there.
Never hurt physically, but perhaps emotionally.
The earth will still be under the curse during the Millennial period, though it may be modified in some sort, the people born to those who will walk into that time will still be born in sin, though no longer influenced by demonic forces until Revelation 20:3 comes to pass. “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”
Sorrow and grief will be known to us, but exactly how we are not told.
All those who have been born-again have a path set before them here, a task, sometimes modified over time, sometimes not, and I see no reason to believe that will change in heaven.
I may have brought this up before, I cannot recall if I have or not, but I would ask you to contemplate it. If someone dies during the Millennial period who is a child of God, will you simply go up to heaven and finish your conversation with them?
When that time ends, when the Millennial period is over, we will walk into eternity with all our brothers and sisters in Christ, with all who give God the glory, what it will be like we are not told, but I am very excited about that moment, and you should be also. Eternity is a long time to experience pleasures forevermore, it is a long and never-ending time to be in the presence of joy.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)