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Names of Heaven in the Bible

The bible is filled with references to Heaven, giving different names and expressions. The following are the names of heaven in the New Testament:

- Paradise Lk.23:43; 2 Cor.12:3; Rev.2:7... in 3 places
- The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2).
- The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10).
- The king of glory (Ps.24:7), Crown of Glory (I Pet.5:4)
- The place of Abraham, in the parable of the rich man and   Lazarus (Lk.16:19-31).
- Heaven is the dwelling place of God: Mt.5:16; 45; 6:1...   (Gen.19:24; Deut.10:14; 1K.22:19; Ps.11:4)
- Jesus came down from heaven: Jn.3:13; 31; 6:38;   1Cor.15:47
- Jesus ascended into heaven: Mk.16:19; Lk.24:50;   Jn.20:17; Act.1:3-9; Eph.4:10; 1Pet.3:22
- Jesus will return from heaven: Mt.10:23; 16:27; 19:28;   25:31; Act.1:11; 1Thess.4:13-18; 2Thess.1:7; 2 Pet.1:16;   Rev.1:7; 20:11; 22:20
- Heaven our home: Mt.5:12; 2Cor.5:1-5; Phil 3:20; Col 1:5;   1Pet 1:4
- Christ will take us to heaven: Mt 24:31; Jn.14:2-3;   1Thess.4:16-17; 2Thess.2:1
- Heaven intended for all mankind: 1Tim.2:4
- Not easy to attain: Prov.11:28; Mk.10:23-25; 1Cor.6:9;   1Pet.4:18
- We should strive to attain heaven: Col.3:1; Heb.13:14
- Our bodies must first be changed: 1Cor.15:50-51;   1Thess.4:13-17
- Degrees of happiness in heaven: Mt.20:21; Jn.14:1-3
- St. Paul taken to third heaven: 2Cor.12:2

Other names of Heaven in the New Testament:

• the kingdom of heaven (Matt.5:3)
• great reward (Matt.5:12)
• life (Matt.7:14)
• life everlasting (Matt.9:16)
• the kingdom of the Father (Matt.13:43)
• the joy of the Lord (Matt.25:21)
• eternal life (Matt.25:46)
• the kingdom (Matt.25:34)
• the kingdom of God (Mk.9:46)
• the kingdom of Christ (Luk.22:30)
• the house of the Father (Jn.14:2)
• incorrupt crown (I Cor.9:25)
• inheritance of Christ (Eph.1:18)
• crown of justice (2Tim.4:8)
• crown of life (James 1:12)
• the holy place (Hebr.9:12)
• eternal inheritance (Hebr.9:15)
• Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebr.12:22)
• The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2).
• The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10).
• the City (Rev.22:2-3)
• heaven and heavens: in dozens of places:
Mt.3:16, 5:12,18,34, 6:9, 11:23, 16:1,2,19, 19:21, 21:25, 28:18
Mar.1:0, 16:19, Luk.4:25, 9:54, 10:20, 12:33, 12:56, 15:7, 24:51, Jn.1:51, 3:13, 6:31,32
Acts 3:21, 4:12, 7:49,56, 22:6
2Cor. 5:1, 12:2, Eph.1:10, 3:15, 4:10, Phil.3:20, Col.1:16, 1Thes.1:10, 4:16, Heb.1:0,9:24, 10:34, 12:23,
Jam.5:12, 1Pet.1:4, 3:22, 2Pet.3:10,13, 1Jn.5:7, Rev.6:14, 12:7, 21:1-3

In the Old Testament:

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!" (Job 19:25).

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea". (Isaiah 11:6-9)

"And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 25:6-8)

"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended." (Isaiah 60:19)

"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes." (Hosea 13:14)

Other quotations of Heaven in the Old Testament:

- Gen.1:1, 11:4, 28:12, - Ex.20:22, - Dt.10:14, 30:12
- 1K.8:27, - 2Chr.2:6, 6:18, - Nehem.9:6, - Job 15:15, 22:12,   22:14, 26:11, 37:18, 38:33
- Psalms 8:3, 11:14, 19:1, 33:6, 50:6, 73:25, 89:6,   102:19,25, 103:11, 104:2, 108:4, 115:6, 139:8, 146:6
- Is.34:4, 40:12,22, 51:6, 55:9, 64:1, 65:17, 66:1,22 -   Jer.10:2, 23:24, 31:37, Ez.32:7
 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

JULY 1
BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA
Blessed Junipero Serra was born in Petra, Spain, on November 24, 1713. The boy became a student at the Franciscan school in Palma 

JULY 2
ST. OTTO.
St. Otto lived in the twelfth century. He was born in Swabia, present-day Bavaria. 

JULY 3
ST. THOMAS
St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His name in the Syriac language means "twin."

JULY 4
ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
St. Elizabeth, a Spanish princess, was born in 1271. She married King Denis of Portugal at the age of twelve.

JULY 5
ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. While he was still young, his father died.

JULY 6
ST. MARIA GORETTI

St. Maria Goretti was born in 1890. Her father died when she and the other five children in her family were small. At twelve, Maria was already very pretty.

JULY 7
BLESSED ROGER DICKENSON, BLESSED RALPH MILNER AND BLESSED LAWRENCE HUMPHREY

These three martyrs lived in England during the time of Church persecution by Queen Elizabeth I.

JULY 8
BLESSED EUGENE III

Blessed Eugene III was born near Pisa, Italy, in the twelfth century. He was baptized Peter.

JULY 10
ST. FELICITY AND HER SEVEN SONS.

St. Felicity was a noble Christian woman of Rome. She lived during the second century.

JULY 11
ST. BENEDICT

St. Benedict was born in 480. He was from a rich Italian family. His life was full of adventure and wonderful deeds.

JULY 12
ST. JOHN GAULBERT

St. John Gaulbert was born in Florence, Italy, at the end of the tenth century. He and his father were devastated when John's only brother, Hugh, was murdered.

JULY 13
ST. HENRY II.

St. Henry II was born in 972. He became the duke of Bavaria in 995. One night he had an unusual vision. St. Wolfgang, who had been his beloved teacher when he was a boy, appeared to him.

JULY 14
BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was born in Auriesville, New York, in 1656. Her mother was a Christian Algonquin. Her father was a non-Christian Mohawk chief.

JULY 15
ST. BONAVENTURE.

St. was born in 1221 in Tuscany, Italy, and was baptized John.

JULY 16
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg.

JULY 17
ST. LEO IV.

St. Leo IV lived in the ninth century. He was a Roman by birth and spent his life in that city. Leo was educated in the Benedictine monastery near St. Peter's Basilica.

JULY 18
ST. FREDERICK.

St. Frederick lived in ninth-century Utrecht, in the central part of the Netherlands. When he was ordained a priest, Bishop Ricfried put him in charge of instructing converts.

JULY 19
ST. MACRINA.

St. Macrina was the first child of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia.

JULY 20
SAINT CHARBEL.

St. Charbel was born to a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon.

JULY 21
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI.

St. Lawrence was born Caesar Rossi in Brindisi, Italy, in 1559. Brindisi was part of the Kingdom of Naples, Italy.

JULY 22
ST. MARY MAGDALENE.

St. Mary Magdalene was from Magdala near the Sea of Galilee. Some people identify her as a well-known sinner when she first saw Our Lord.

JULY 23
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN.

St. Bridget was born in Sweden in 1303. From the time she was a child, she was greatly devoted to the passion of Jesus.

JULY 24
ST. BORIS AND ST. GLEB

St. Boris and St. Gleb, the brothers, were born toward the end of the tenth century.

JULY 25
ST. JAMES THE GREATER

St. James was a fisherman like his father Zebedee and his brother John.

JULY 26
ST. JOACHIM AND ST. ANNE

St. Anne and St. Joachim are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

JULY 27
ST. PANTALEON

St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century.

JULY 29
ST. MARTHA

St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus.

JULY 30
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

St. Peter Chrysologus was born in the small town of Imola, Italy.

JULY 31
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

St. Ignatius, the famous founder of the Jesuits, was born in 1491.

 
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“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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