Beyond the Gospels: Revelation

Today’s Scripture: Revelation 21:9-27
[Open the Word today with your Bible or the link above.]

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain,
and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel…
Revelation 21:10-11
The new Jerusalem, the future home of the Bride, the wife of the Lamb. 
Its gates, the ways to enter in, are ascribed to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Its foundation, the strength and stability, found in the twelve apostles of Jesus.
God chose Abraham, and through him made the way for the twelve tribes of Israel to usher Jesus into the world as a blessing for all peoples.
Now the Lord said to Abram, “… I will bless those who bless you,
and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families
of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:1, 3 ESV
God’s covenant with Abraham makes the way for us to enter His Kingdom, not as blood relatives, but as sons of faith. For it is Abraham’s faith, which credited him with righteousness. The covenant holds true for us: By faith we are saved. 

The Twelve apostles represent the good news, the gospel of Jesus Christ. By His sacrifice and blood, His death and resurrection, the faithful are able to stand secure in God’s Kingdom, without fear of condemnation.
The Old Testament and New. The prophets and apostles. Without both we cannot enter His presence. Still today, there are lessons to be learned, truths to be gleaned as we wait for the coming of His Kingdom.
Lord, move my heart to be in Your Word,
to see it as the entrance into faith,
and the secure footing I have in You.
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