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To set the scene for Bible Revelation chapter 21 we see the new
heaven and the new earth. John saw the new heaven and earth coming
out of the heavens. When is this going to happen? Once again we can
speculate because Revelation is not in chronological order. Some
writers do say Bible Revelation is one chapter after another, but I
believe that is clearly wrong because in chapter 19 we see the
Harlot Judged, the marriage of the lamb has come, then we see the
white horse Jesus judging and makes war, then we see Jesus enemies
destroyed. Then Revelation Bible chapter 20 talks about the great
battle which has happened in chapter 19: 17- 21. Others chapters we
discussed earlier are clearly not in chapter order and even in the
chapters verses are not to follow one after another.
about this in Hebrews 12: 22-23, "...But you are come to Mount Zion
and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem , and to the
innumerable angels...and to the assembly of the first-born who are
enrolled in heaven..." You could be saying, "This could be
Revelation chapter 22 because I'm sure there will not be a second
Zion or Jerusalem. So Hendrik you could be right."
John saw a new heaven and a new earth because the first earth had passed away and the sea was no more. Clearly these words in verse 1 tells you the old earth is gone and the sea no longer exist and there is a new heaven and earth. Previous areas I have shown other texts that show the world is to blow up literally with a noise and dissolved. So we are talking about all things new. To make the point a little clearer, the old earth really is a ball with fire inside and has a limit time it will not last forever, even the sun will die eventually, The universe is expanding and one day it will go the other direction so we know our worlds life is limited in years.
The new world will last for ever, this new heaven and the earth is God's prophecy, Jesus said, “It is easier for the earth to pass away then for a single Jot, if you like not even a dot will be missing, because everything God has said will happen and this great event is given to us to encourage us, to put up with the trials, to be strong, to become absolutely committed to Jesus Christ because you will walk in the new world, you will walk the streets where God will live, where righteousness is the norm, where you will see Jesus because he will be with you. You will see the people and the multitudes who have become a child of God. A wonderful place.
So the cry went out “Behold the dwelling of God is with people. He will dwell with them, he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”1 We can go back to Isaiah about 700 BC that is 2700 years (approx) ago God has said “He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord will wipe away tears from all faces and the reproach of his people...”2 God has spoken
and now we hear the words of Jesus himself.3 he who sat upon the throne, “Behold, I make all things new” He also said, “Write this for these words are trustworthy and true.”4 It interesting that Jesus had to add this is what I have said, and then to add depth to the statement to say look, ”These things I have told you is true and trustworthy so will happen.” God himself in making a statement to Abraham did it in two indisputable ways, he said it, then he made an oath.5 For us off course ,we are often dealing with people who do not do what they say. God and Jesus knew this. God , Jesus has a track record of never not doing what he says. So what we read in Revelation is as good as done as far as God is concerned and we should have the same attitude being keen, anticipating the things are going to happen and always warn people unless they turn to God, doom is heading in their direction.
The next few words from Jesus show that when Jesus is speaking, God is also speaking because Jesus thoughts and God's thoughts are the same because Jesus is a reflection of God the very stamp of God's nature, so when Jesus speaks, so does God. 6 Are not these wonderful words here in Revelation 21: 6-7
“It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega
the beginning and the end. To the thirsty
I will give from the fountain of the
waters of life, without payment. He
who conquers shall have this heritage,
and I will he his God and he will be my son..”
But as for the cowardly, the faithless
the polluted, as for the murderers, fornication,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot
shall be in the lake that burns with fire
and sulphur, which is the second death.
Now from Revelation 21 : 9- 21 we have a picture of the new Jerusalem, walls, width, depth and embedded in this wonderful city the twelve sons of Israel and the twelve disciples. If you wish to picture this city, think about every precious stone, think about the most amazing glimmering in the distance a city that reflects the very nature of God in its purity and its city of the precious stones absolute purity to show the stones radiance. So the city struck a person in awe wondering how such a city could exist. It can exist because God has given his people a city to live. Jesus said, “In my fathers house there are many places to live. If it was not so I would tell you.”7 and sin does not exist so a world without sin where righteousness reigns. So the city is beyond our imagination till we actually see it in the new heaven and earth.
Now here you are in the new city and you will find, there is no temple because its temple is the Lord God Almighty. There will be no sun or moon. because the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the lamb. The nations, the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never shut, there will be no night.8 But a point is clearly made, nothing unclean shall enter it...only those written in the book of life.
God has clearly told mankind you can be in the new city and live with Jesus Christ. You have a choice to make. You choose damnation in the lake of fire, or be in paradise. Unfortunately we know most people do not believe God's message or the words of Jesus. An unfortunate situation, but that is life. Christians such as me and others will continue to preach the words of life until we leave leave the planet which can be any time. Be ready and listen to the message of Revelation it is designed to encourage you, motivate you. And to bring people into the kingdom of God. The future event you probably thought to yourself would never happen. It will happen right in front of your eyes, you will be, either full of happiness, or will be in a state of despair when you realize God, Jesus is alive and what he said in the thousands of years ago is happening. I hope you are not weeping, gnarling, bitter. I do hope you listen to what is written here. Millions of Christians are in the kingdom of God, full of peace and happiness. you can be as well.
In Revelation 22 we are in the new
heaven new earth. The picture here, river of the water of life,
either side of the river, we have tree of life, twelve kinds of
fruit, leaves of the trees for the healing of the nations. And
nothing accursed will exist, but will see the throne of God and of
the Lamb shall be in it, his servants will worship him, they shall
see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. Night will
be no more they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will
be their light and shall reign for ever and ever.
1 Revelation 21 :1-4
2 Isaiah 25 : 8
3 Those who say Jesus is God make sure you read my publication, because Jesus is Jesus and God is God
4 Revelation 21 :5.
5 Hebrews 6 13-17 God and Jesus knew we are people who say. But do not do what we say. So God has added weight to his words by and oath and Jesus said my words are true and trustworthy.
6 Hebrews 1: 3
7 John 14 : 2
8 Revelation 21 : 22-26
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