A NEW HEAVEN, A NEW EARTH

“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

Humanity has become so corrupt and so attached to this old world, that there is little chance that they would want to go to Heaven.   Mind you, only those who have been bought through the blood of Jesus Christ can appreciate the promised revelation concerning Heaven.   Someone said a long time ago: “It is a prepared place for a prepared people.”

While we are enjoying the beauties of our present residence down here, I have to admit that I look forward to “the new Heaven and new Earth” that will be its replacement.  In fact, it says that the “New Jerusalem” will be “made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.”  When I read that a couple was celebrating their 12th anniversary, I rejoiced with them.  With the brevity of marriages in our current society, you have to admit that a marriage lasting 12 years should be celebrated.  I might add to that I can still envision my wife walking down the aisle adorned for our marriage.  That was in 1957, and though she went home to be with the Lord in 2016, I relive it every day of my life.

According to what I read in Revelation 21, the opening verses, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.”

I realize that I cannot envision what John the Apostle saw at that moment, but recall his words… “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

To add to this we read: “And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ And He said, ‘Write for these words are faithful and true.’  Then He said to me, ‘It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  He who overcomes will inherit these things and I will be his God and he will be my son’.”

Personally I find no joy in writing what is next recorded for us, but it is the opposite of all that we have just recorded: “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

He, our wonderful Lord guarantees you life for all eternity, and makes it as simple as accepting His Son in faith as your Savior.  A commitment of this nature will lead to a new life now and also a guarantee of being included in all that we have just read from Revelation 21.

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