The Book of Revelation – Part III
Written by Felicia McKnight
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:4-5 NKJV)
After the tribulation and the destruction of Babylon and the destruction of the enemy Revelation ends with the grand finale and what the entire Bible builds us up to. God will introduce those who are saved to the New Heaven and the New Earth. The old earth is tainted by sin. Heaven is the eternal life God has promised believers. God will dwell with us and be among us in the new heaven. There will be nothing to be afraid of. Our new home will be a place of continuous worship to our Heavenly Father and Heaven will radiate in beauty. It will be peaceful and the things that weighed us down and burdened us on earth will be no more.
“The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.” (Revelation 21:19-21 NKJV)
If you’ve ever marveled over the beauty of light as it reflects off of gems and glass, then you already have a slight glimpse of the physical beauty of eternity. There will no longer be any curses as a result of sin. It will be a perfect place where sin is gone, decaying bodies gone, evil gone. If you’ve watched the news lately, then what we see now will be no more. No more of people dying of sickness, no more massive killings and terrorist attacks, no more murders, no more evil. Satan can’t get in. Heaven will have walls to keep the inhabitants secure forever. We will reside with God. God will be among us. We will be His people and He will be our God. God will prove His faithfulness to us once again. His Shekinah glory will be the light of the city and the sun and moon will no longer be needed. The River of Life will flow through the city which is God’s everlasting presence. We will have full access to our creator.
Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” (Revelation 19:6-7)
Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life are permitted to this wonderful place where we will reign forever and ever and ever with Him. We will worship Him for all He has done. If you haven’t received Christ as your Lord and Savior and repented of your sins, then now is the time. Don’t be left out of this marvelous blessing that God has in store! Receive Christ today, so that we can all one day meet in a perfect place where we will bow down as a community of believers to our master and worship among the angels.
And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever Amen.” (Revelation 7:11-12 NLT)
God’s promise of eternal life is for all those who are willing to believe and trust in Him! The gift of Salvation is free to you and to those we love. Be blessed and Be Encouraged.
Heavenly Father, we continue to pray for those who do not know you as their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We pray that the unsaved will surrender, repent of their sins, and receive your free gift of salvation. We thank you that you are in complete and total control. We thank you that the evil we see today will be no more. We thank you that satan will be defeated and that those whose names are written in the book of Life will reside with you for eternity. Lord, we chose to worship you today for who you are. We thank you that you are a faithful God. We thank you that you are a sovereign God. We thank you that you love us unconditionally. We thank you that you will reign and rule forever. All glory, honor, and praise belong to you our holy, living, eternal God. We give you all the glory, the honor, and the praise. In Jesus name. Amen!