Father, this description of the heavenly city encourages me. I long to sing and worship with the angels, to meet with those gone on before, and to be permanently in your overwhelming presence. I stand upon your promises in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” (Hebrews 12: 22-24 ESV)