Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Eternity's Greatest Moments, The Final Chapter: All Things New
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Creation, Exodus, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Rapture, Armageddon, Coronation... these are some of the red letter days of eternity. But once all has been said and done and the clock of time, as we know it, is stopped, then it is out with the old and in with the new. A total makeover of creation will take place on this happy day. The new Jerusalem will descend down to the new earth, its beauty incomparable. Tears will forever be banished. Evil will be destroyed. The relationship between God and His people will be enhanced. They will inherit all things.
Thus will begin the eternity that we all long for, where all is totally about God. And that should be our daily goal right now, heaven on earth, the sovereignty of God in our lives, our unending devotion to Him.