The Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: Will Time Exist in Heaven?

(Charisma Media archives)

There is a common misconception that time itself will be done away with once we are in heaven. The reason many people believe this is because God is outside of the time domain. But are we?

The Bible contains many verses that indicate that people in heaven will experience the passing of time; however, the burden of time will no longer exist. The pressure we now feel to hurry or wait will be removed.

Some say that time is actually an enemy and is the result of the fall of man in the garden. This is not so. Time existed before the fall.

Remember when God created the earth before there was sin? He established evening and morning, which were the first day, and then the second day, and so on for those six days.

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There is also a period of time coming on the earth after the tribulation. It is called the millennium.

According to the Bible, the millennium is a period of time that has been determined by God. This is when Christ will reign on the earth. (See Revelation 20:3.) It will be precisely 1,000 years in duration.

Did you know that time will also exist for those in hell? Revelation chapter 14 states, "the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night" (v. 11, NKJV). This is a reference to the awareness of days and nights. There are additional verses that say the same.

Here on the earth we are all burdened with the pressure of not having enough time. It is like a weight on our shoulders, something we are always aware of. In heaven, though, there will be no shortage of time, as we will be living in eternity. The negative aspects of time will no longer exist. We will be redeemed from its pressure and burden. Time will be only a commodity that we will never exhaust.

Bill Wiese is the author of the New York Times bestselling book 23 Minutes in Hell, the story of his life-changing visit to hell in 1998. Bill has since authored six additional books and continues to share his experience around the world. He and his wife, Annette, founded Soul Choice Ministries in late 2006 and have dedicated their lives to reaching the unsaved. For more information about Bill Wiese and Soul Choice Ministries, please visit us at https://soulchoiceministries.org/. You can find more of Bill's teachings at https://www.youtube.com/user/BillWieseTV.

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