This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Colors Of Heaven Essay

3380 words - 14 pages

THE COLORS OF HEAVEN based on Rev.21:9-21
By Glenn Pease

Mr. Jones was having her living room painted, and she was explaining to the unsympathetic painter just what she wanted. "I want a light green blue, which will be sort of a cross between a darker blue and a light bluey blue", she said. The painter replied, "Lady, there ain't no such color. What you are describing is nothing but a pigment of your imagination." Colors may exist in our minds that do no exist in reality. But God is an artist who invites us to use our imagination to try and conceive of the beautiful colors of heaven.

You can go into most any jewelry store and see many of the gems that are seen here in the ...view middle of the document...

Probably, the best we can do is to compare the experience of the 18 year old boy who was born blind, but who by surgery was made to see for the first time at age 18. One year later, reporters asked him what the most wonderful thing about seeing was, and he replied, "Color." He said he never dreamed that color was so beautiful. He had always thought of it as being like our conception of black and white with contrasts and highlights. He said the beauties of the various colored flowers fascinated him beyond all human imagination. He said everything in this world was more beautiful than he ever dreamed.

So it will be for us in heaven. It will be like the blind seeing for the first time. The colors will be brighter and more beautiful than the brightest rainbow we have ever seen in time. We will say, as did the Queen of Sheba, when she saw the glory of Solomon's empire, the half was not told me. We will say, more than likely, the hundredth or the thousandth, was not told me. But, since God has revealed some of the glory of the colors of heaven, we should do our best to try and see it as He wants us to see it.

The first thing we want to observe is the color of the people. Heaven is the ultimate in the melting pot of colors. This is implied in the gates of the New Jerusalem that face in every direction. People from every direction are welcome to enter these ever open gates, and this implies universality. But we do not need to depend upon symbolism. In Rev.7:9 we read, "After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." It is not a matter of speculation or inference, it is a Biblical fact, stated clearly, that every color of skin will be a part of the eternal kingdom of God. Colors are not just temporary and incidental accidents of time, they are part of the color scheme of God's eternal city. The song, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, is right, and not a poetic fiction. Any color that you try to imagine is not in heaven, is a pigment of your imagination.

A church hired an artist to paint them a picture of Jesus with little children. When he finished it, he felt it was his best work ever. He could almost hear them singing, "Glory! glory! glory be to God on high." He was so pleased that he called the committee from the church to come and see it the next day. That night he had a dream, and saw himself walking into his studio and finding a stranger with his thumb through his artists palette painting on his picture. He rushed over and cried for him to stop for he was spoiling his work. The stranger said, "No, you have spoiled it. You have 5 colors on your palette, but you have used only one on the faces of the children. I have used the other 4 colors, for these little ones have come from many lands in answer to my call." "What call?" he asked. The stranger...


Color Wheel Theory Essay

1303 words - 6 pages Assignment of Art & Design Topic Color Wheel Theory Submitted To Sir Farjad Submitted By Rabia Latif (BT-07-09) Dated 6th February, 2010 Color Wheel Theory Definition: The color wheel is a circular representation of the color spectrum that demonstrates how colors interact and relate to each other. One can also define color theory

The Coke Side Of Life Essay

3564 words - 15 pages Behavior | The Coke Side of Life | | | | The Coke Side of Life | | | Table of Contents I. Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------- pg. 2 II. Research Design --------------------------------------------------------------- pg. 3 III. The Coke Side of Life -------------------------------------------------------- pg. 3 - 9 a. Symbolism of Colors ----- pg. 4

How to Coordinate Colors

1592 words - 7 pages How to Coordinate Colors Three Parts:Knowing Your ColorsMatching ColorsUsing Fail-Safe Combinations Sometimes it can be difficult to know which colors you should wear with that green shirt or that blue skirt... but there are some definite rules that govern which colors look best with one another. Of course, once you know the rules you can break them, but it's good to get the basics down first. See step 1 to get starting coordinating your

Literacy In Business, Heaven And Hell

606 words - 3 pages Heaven and Hell, the belief in the existence of both realms has influenced human society throughout history and most likely before recorded history. “Many people follow a religion because it promises them happiness in life or in some kind of life after death, or they believe it will save them from eternal damnation. The prospect of an afterlife also offers hope to those who suffer in this life.” (World Book, 2010). After life is a thought process

Descriptive Essay

480 words - 2 pages the brightest colors of blue, yellow, pink, and orange. It is so beautiful; the majestic colors make one want to reach out and touch it. A huge waterfall sets at the edge of New Jerusalem. The water is so clear one could see a speck of dust traveling down to the bottom. As the water surges down to the base, it makes a voyage around the frame of the city. I can picture blankets of flowers all over the place for it illuminates the whole location

Rococo and baroque

964 words - 4 pages Heaven. The contrast between this Baroque building and the Hall of Mirrors in the Amalienburg-- a Rococo style construction – is obvious. The Hall of Mirrors has a more delicate, elegant and fanciful style and light colors. Its decoration gives people inner satisfaction and represents beauty. Hall of Mirrors, a circular room with a flat dome, has a very rich decoration. Silver, off white and delicate blue are the dominant colors. The

The Great Divorce

1195 words - 5 pages both The Great Divorce as well as my personal feelings towards this book. The Great Divorce is at its most basic level the quest of a single person through both heaven and hell. The reader could easily make a comparison between this theme and the works of Dante, but in Lewis’ book the reader sees more humor and more realistic occurrences. For example, the narrator enters into the gate to heaven and hell when he steps aboard an ordinary city

This Essay Is About The Importance Of Vacation And Relaxation

944 words - 4 pages house. The garden is my favorite part of the house, even more so then the tire swing. Red, white, blue, yellow, and purple flowers can be seen blooming in the perfectly landscaped garden. These exotic colors send the mind into a world never ventured into before. It is as if my mind goes into shock at the sight of the bright and beautiful colors of the flowers. The smells of the flowers will also put the nose through an aromatic heaven. The

Starry Night

959 words - 4 pages still possible to see light in the windows of the houses. Furthermore, with shining stars filling the sky, there is always light to guide you. It seems that van Gogh was finally being cured of his illness and had essentially found his heaven. He also knew that in death he would be at peace and further portrays this by using bold colors in the Starry Night painting. In a letter to his brother, Theo, van Gogh comments: "I should not be surprised

New Product Development (Npd)

1558 words - 7 pages : Saad (The name of the company) * Descriptor: music cosmetic * Slogan: “Oh My Gloss...A match made in heaven” * Colors of the ad.: Catchy for the audience’s eye like warm pink and purple 7. Competition: Prove the uniqueness of the offering in a way that will differentiate it completely from the competitive market. 8. MSG Strategy: Showing the product, without saying too much in combination with warm colours, and let

Colors and Our Personalities. My first formal essay for English 111. Type: Expemplification. Explains how the colors we choose to wear reflect our personalities

566 words - 3 pages Color and Our PersonalitiesThe colors of clothing we choose to wear, the colors we use to decorate our homes, and even the colors of food that we choose to eat are all examples of how colors reflect who we are. The color of clothes people choose to wear seem to give a slight personality profile of them. For instance, a person wearing a red T-shirt would probably be more likely to take risks and be adventurous, wereas a person wearing a white T

Related Essays

The Heaven Of Animals Essay

936 words - 4 pages The Heaven of Animals By: James Dickey The poem “The Heaven of Animals”, by James Dickey, explores the relationships between predator and prey as well as the controversial topic of whether or not animals have souls. The end of the poem also touches on the idea of a circle of life; death being the centre. The structure of the poem as well as Dickey’s use of poetic devices reflects these themes whilst also painting a vivid mental imagine of

The Jewels Of Heaven Essay

3091 words - 13 pages THE JEWELS OF HEAVEN based on Rev. 21:9-21 By Glenn Pease Henry Schober of Edmonton, Canada, was cutting a loaf of bread to make a sandwich, when he his amazement he found a diamond engagement ring. It was later appraised at $700. As a result of a lot of publicity, the owner of the ring was found. It is not likely that gem favored bread will ever catch on, but the fact is, there are many gems in the Bread of life--the Word of God

The Effects Of Reading And Naming Colors On Reaction Time

2003 words - 9 pages 1 The Effects of Reading and Naming Colors on Reaction Time Eliza Chulyakova Queens College Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to examine and test the effect of varying levels of interference on one’s response time to name errors and font colors. This experiment is a modified version of an experiment conducted by Stroop in 1935 which tested the interference between incongruent word-color combinations. Seventeen Queens

Reconstructing The Past To Change The Future: An Analysis Of Character Development In When Heaven And Earth Changed Places And Journey From The Fall

1749 words - 7 pages Reconstructing the Past to Change the Future: An Analysis of Character Development in When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Journey From the Fall While the characters from When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Journey From the Fall move on to a life of "comfort and safety" in the US, unsettling memories of the war resurface that force them to revisit their pasts. In order to reconcile their regrets, they must reconstruct memories from