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All Things Made New

 

April 30


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Read Revelation 21:1-4 (ESV)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

 

Reflect

According to this passage, how will the wrongs of this world be made right?

 

This world is not as it should be and all of us know it. Every day, people suffer with debilitating diseases. The news is full of violence and discord. According to the World Death Clock, about 56 million people die worldwide each year. In fact, more than 100 people die every minute. So why haven’t we gotten used to death? Because deep down in our souls, we know that death is just wrong.

 

Thankfully, John, the author of Revelation, records a promise that God made to us. He will make all the wrongs right. God gave John a vision, and in that vision John sees this sad, fallen world pass away. And it gets replaced by paradise! Revelation records the beauty that John saw in his vision. A crystal clear “river of life,” streets of gold, glittering gemstones of every color imaginable decorate the city walls. Unparalleled beauty.

 

The best part? God will live among us. Can you even imagine it? I can’t. It blows my mind to think of living with God. All of us will be His people and we will live together in peace. There will be no more suffering, no more pain, no more tears, and NO MORE DEATH. We will live forever with the Lord!

 

But what should we do while we wait? Peter told us, “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace” (2 Peter 3:11-14).

 

This world and everything in it is doomed. We should not cling to it. Instead, while we wait, we should seek to live godly lives and conduct ourselves with holiness—eagerly awaiting the day when we see God’s promises realized.

 

Friend, I don’t know about you, but I am weary of all the pain and suffering of this world. In the midst of all the chaos in this world, fix your eyes on the future and cling to the promise of the One seated on the throne: “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5).

 

Pray

Lord, some days this world is so discouraging. My heart breaks when I see all of the suffering, evil, and death around me. And yet, Your promises give me hope. You will make all things new and all the wrong things right! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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A brighter future, a world without strife or disappointment and Paradise restored, Lord I can't wait. But everything is in Your hand, Lord Jesus, and this world's future goes according to Your agenda. So just help me to hold on and stay focused on You, until You return, Amen.
Thanks, Lela. I am praying for you!
This is what I an been waiting for, still waiting and looking.
Thanks Be to God to Know I will be with Jesus and to Know that I will see my Family, Friends and Saints when I get to Heaven! Yes, Come Lord Jesus!!
I'll say a prayer for you Lela and thank you for your prayers. Barbara
Very beautiful and comforting
Lela Hunt I long for that when I will see Jesus Christ my savior face to face it going to be a wonderful time for all God children that has been waiting for so long. I have come to far to turn around now so I must keep on going and doing what I can until He takes me home. Remember me when you pray God bless all of you all.
My sentiments exactly, I will cling only to God. He is my living hope, and I will serve Him always. Come quickly Lord.
I think it is not possble for us to imagine what it is like to be in God’s actual presence. That said, passages from Rev and Zech teach us a bit about what to expect. Though sometimes tough to understand, as John the Baptist “prepares the way of the Messiah,” similarly, the Messiah prepares the way of the Father via His Millennial Reign. From Zechariah 14, “... that day His [Messiah] feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west forming a very large valley... Then the Lord, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with Him!” Before the Father walks amongst our midst in a “new world” and our relationship is fully restored to that like Adam, the Millennial reign and kingdom come first. This does not diminish the Pastor’s message in any way; rather, it offers a vision of God’s own plan which He has shared with us....to keep the Faith!!! Amen!
FATHER, AS I PATIENTLY WAIT FOR YOUR RETURN. MAY I CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU, LOVE YOU AND LOVE MY NEIGHBOR AS MYSELF IN JESUS AMEN
Thank you for your honest post and question. Though we are forgiven completely, our sins can cause a barrier between us and God. It doesn't change His love for us. And just like I need to confess my sin to my wife when I hurt her and restore that relationship, we need to do the same thing with God. So I encourage you to confess your sin to him (specifically) and then rest in God's grace. God is never far away for the believer. He is right there with you and in you through the Spirit.
Thank so much Jesus, for Paradise as you promise. New earth and heaven, no more deaths , no more suffering, Jesus wiped away our tears. We live in peace with our Lord Savior, that is an blessed. Praise our lord savior Jesus Christ, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, I love you Jesus. In your name, amen.
What a wonderful picture you have shared from your experience Debra!
Technically, God has lived "among his people" in the past. I'm thinking of his presence in the garden with Adam and Eve, his presence in the tabernacle and temple, the incarnation of Jesus, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I'm wondering how that will be/feel different in the new heavens and earth.
I am troubled by this cultures abuse of our law enforcement. They lay their lives on the line daily for people that they do not know, suffer disrespect publicly and have to take it without response. Please pray for law enforcement in this country everywhere. It breaks my heart.
God bless 🙏 us all for everything that I read about how this world is in turmoil we all need to pray for our salvation God bless
Lord, this world needs You. Lord we need to seek Your face, turn from our wicked ways, so You can hear from Heaven and heal the land. Lord Your coming will end all tears, pain, and suffering. You have defeated death Lord. All wrongs will be made right by You Lord on the day of Your coming. In Your name Jesus, I do pray, Amen.
Amen,
Looking forward to what God has ahead of us. Thank you Lord Jesus for being our salvation.
Thank you so much for this promise from God. It was uplifting and blessed me . Please pray for the Salvation of ALL my love ones and friends, and that God will open their eyes to see the Truth and touch their hearts to Believed and Trust by faith Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior...
I used to work for NASA and saw "the heavens" live on a gigantic screen. It was as if I could reach out touch them. Knowing how beautiful that was ... to think that will all be gone and to know that heaven will be exponentially more beautiful. I can't even imagine what heaven will look like let alone living with God and all of His children for eternity ... and how long is eternity? So many dimensions ... so unable to begin to comprehend it ... lost in thought!
I think the word expresses itself and we need to absorb it not just look at it not just skim over it but absorb it into our minds our minds being attacked as we speak pray for that Lord to enamor himself in us keep us in the word pray for Mrs and her sister will get back into being a physician Pray for Mrs and that she can stop taking all the entire world instead of reaching out to God pray for Julie that she will stop the anxiety and have the clarity of mine Pray for me that my mind will be cleared Pray for Ross and G together again that the word will stick in both of them and in their future as husband and wife and let's remember that God is still on the throne
Thank You Jesus ❤
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
I understand...I also feel like I am the worst sinner of all. But God loves us SO much, He forgives all our sins and then forgets them like they never happened. He wants us to love Him and be close to Him more than we could ever imagine. He is such a loving Father, He wants to spend eternity with us. There is Nothing we could do to cause Him to stop loving us. Please know how much He loves you, and pray to Him with that confidence.
Amen
Amen, i thank thee for thy mercy on us,help us oh lord to seek you more than ever throughout these time we are facing,please continue to bless us.
Thanks for this message.
I am having problems with inserting my email? It says there is a trailing white space?
Good Morning! ... " I thank you for taking time and sharing with me GOD'S TRUTH " ... I am a mess right now spirituality. I at times don't know where to turn? I try hard to pray and converse with GOD, but .... "I feel a deep separation 💔😢, How can he possibly hear my prayers when I am the worst of sinners??? ....
Amen Martha! What a Glorious day it will be! God bless you!
We need to occupy this earth until Jesus returns! We bring His wisdom into every realm…home, work, church, and the political realm! Christians…be informed voters and vote for the candidate that agrees with God on the issues! We will be held accountable for being lukewarm, apathetic, or vote with feelings instead of the truth of the Word! Your feelings may not agree with God on abortion, LBGTQ, gender modification, gay marriage, open borders, etc. The United States exists to share the gospel in all the nations. God has a covenant with America. Use your voice, gifts, and vote to push back and restrain evil! When we send Christians to Washington DC … God goes with them. From school boards to President do your duty…occupy!
Jesus Thank You for the forgiveness of our sins !!!
Jesus we 💕💕💕 you 💓💓💓
Jesus please help us 🙏🙏🙏
Amen
Amen.
God you are alive forevermore and you make all things new. You have put a new Spirit in my heart so I won’t sin against you. The day you come back with the new Jerusalem then you will end sin and we will live with you forever. Jesus help us to prepare ourselves for this great event by setting ourselves apart, (being holy) for your return and share your good news to everyone we meet. The day will come and we trust in your word. You are glorious Jesus. Amen
Lord Jesus thank you for the wonderful promise from Rev 21:5 which says that You are making ALL THINGS new. Amen