Revelation 21:1-8 – November 25
God, please give us a fresh revelation of Jesus Christ as we study the book of Revelation!
We’ll be studying Revelation through the end of November and starting an Advent study for the whole family on December 1. Please feel free to read and journal with us as often as you can, with the goal of getting to daily time at the feet of Jesus.
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Revelation 21:1-8 – A New Heaven and a New Earth
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
A Happy Ending | Rebecca Hoyt
My Bible says: This world may be full of pollution, war, crime, and hate. But inside us, all of us, linger remnants that remind us of what the world could be like- of what WE could be like. The Old Testament prophets dreamed of “that day” when creation would be made new. And those sensations, following a dismal monotone of predicted catastrophes, burst out of the last few chapters of Revelation. That perfect world is not merely a dream; IT WILL COME TRUE.
I love all of verses 1-7. I love thinking of this v. 3-4 ….”GOD HIMSELF will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” This makes me so happy to read. It sounds like a wonderful place. I can’t wait to live there.
Thank You, dear God, for telling us about heaven on earth and giving us hope of what is to come. Amen.