REVELATION 21:1-8

 

Verse of the Week

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.  [Revelation 21:4]

Main Points
 

The sinful fallen world we live in is only temporary. We as Christians, those who have faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and savior only face pain, sickness, troubles and death in the temporary. After the return of Jesus and His reign on the earth, death, and the devil himself will be destroyed. God will then create a new heaven and a new earth. God will then once again dwell with us, His people as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden before sin entered the world. He promises through His word that there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.

 

The bible tells us that when God again dwells amongst His people He will wipe every tear from our eyes. We as Christians live in victory because we know by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross, we have this to look forward to. The temporary doesn’t drive our life. The temporary doesn’t give us hope. The temporary doesn’t give us true joy. The temporary isn’t what we look forward to. We live, persevere, overcome trials, temptation, pain, and sorrow all because we live in victory. We live every day with our eyes set on eternity not the temporary. When you have a great day. Maybe your kids hit a milestone in their life, take their first steps, score their first point, graduate, confess faith in Jesus. These happy moments give us a glimpse of the true joy set before us when we see our savior, and when God the Father comes to dwell with us forever in a new heaven and a new earth! When you have a bad day. When we have sorrows and painful situations as we all will face in our life here on earth.

 

Remember it’s only temporary. Overcome because you don’t hope for the temporary. Persevere because your faith in Jesus Christ has guaranteed you a perfect eternity. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross. Jesus lived holy and righteous. He died as a propitiation or payment for the sins of the world. He took all of the punishment and judgment on the cross that we all deserve for the things we have done past, present, and future. The wrath of God poured out onto His only son for the sake of the world. He died and was buried in a tomb. After 3 days in the tomb, he rose from death by His own power. By the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ you can have hope in eternity and victory over the temporary. 

Question Bank

  1. How has your week been spiritually?

  2. What has the Lord shown you through the passage this week?