The Scripture does speak of three heavens. The Lord Jesus used the term heaven when He spoke of the birds of the air. So we know that the first heaven is where the birds and aircraft fly in the air spaces around the earth.
The Lord Jesus used the expression “the stars of heaven.” The stars are beyond the atmosphere where the birds fly. The heaven where the stars are is the second heaven.
Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2 mentions the fact that he was “caught up to the third heaven,” and that was the dwelling place of God. So hose are the three heavens mentioned in the Word of God.
It is interesting to note that the direction of all three of these heavens is north or up. We see the first heaven by day; the second heaven by night; the third heaven by faith.
About Dr. Mike Harmon
Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary.
He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published.
He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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