Just like some religions claim that there is more than one way to Heaven, others claim that there are different heavens for different people depending on your acts on this Earth. But What does the Bible say? The Bible does mention three heavens, but what are those heavens?
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
The first heaven is the atmosphere above us. It is where eagles soar, clouds gather, and rainbows form.
"Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches." Psalm 10:12
The second heaven is also known as the celestial realm. It is the heaven that contains the sun, moon, stars, planets, and so much more!
"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3-4
The third heaven is the place where God dwells. Of course, we know that He is everywhere and cannot be contained in any specific geographical location. Still, the Bible says that God resides in this undisclosed location along with the Heavenly Hosts. Heaven is also described as "the presence of the Lord."
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven." Matthew 18:10
"Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven," Hebrews 8:1
In conclusion, when we read God's Word, there are three heavens mentioned, but they all have different meanings. Nowhere does the Bible say that there will be different levels of heaven according to our works because it is ONLY by Christ's work on the cross that we will be there. There will be a new heaven and a new Earth, and all who believe will be in God's presence for eternity! What a wonderful day that will be!
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c] He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:1-4