Posted by: whereintheworldismike | May 5, 2016

God’s Unchanging Agenda 32 of 32

Sometimes I can hardly wait for the coming of the fullness of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m amazed how much nepsis/kavanah/mindfulness/meditation on Christ throughout my day has helped me stay present in the moment and so much calmer. God is good and he is still setting free the captives and restoring sight to the blind.

Even now, come, Lord Jesus!

SCRIPTURE Rev. 21:1-8

The New Heaven and the New Earth

1Then 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. 2And I saw* the holy city,* new Jerusalem,* coming down out of heaven from God,* prepared* as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And 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.* 4* 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.”

5And* he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I* am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for* these words are trustworthy and true.” 6And he said to me,* “It is done!* I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.* To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7* The one who conquers will have this heritage, and* I will be his God and* he will be my son. 8* But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars,* their portion will be in* the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is* the second death.”


REFLECT What does it mean to “overcome” (“conquer” in 21:7)?


REFLECT Do you think that just praying a prayer to “receive Jesus” is enough to save a person?


REFLECT What is the requirement to receive a drink from the spring of the water of life (21:6b)?


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