New Heaven and New Earth

John gives us a description in Revelation 21:1-8 of a new heaven and a new earth. There is no sea or sun. The Holy City of the Lord or Jerusalem comes down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband (v. 2).

Peace is the governor and righteousness is the ruler. There is no more violence or ruin, weeping or crying; no more death or mourning, or pain. The walls are salvation, the gates are praise, Jerusalem a delight, and its people a joy.

God has comes from up there to down here. The Spirit talks to the churches and everyone has plenty of food. For the believer; a new name is written on a white stone like receiving a trophy after winning the championship.

After reading today’s passage, why wouldn’t anybody want this? The image we get makes our faith an easy sale. Let us pray for a bountiful harvest as we simply relay the message of God’s rewarding Crown of Life.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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