Beyond the Gospels: Revelation

Today’s Verses: Revelation 21:1-8
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And he who was seated on the throne said,
“Behold, I am making all things new.”
Revelation 21:5 ESV
Jesus, the One on the throne, tells us to Behold! Look around you! I am making all things new…

Do you see it?
Can you even comprehend it?
He’s taking tears… sorrows… injustice… oppression… affliction… evil… disease… horrors… atrocities… and making them new.
There is a new heaven and new earth on its way.
All this we live in now has come, simply to pass away, make the way for new.
But Believers, those who know Him, those who thirst for Him and His righteousness, can live in the old, broken, tainted, corrupt, as if it were already new.
A few years ago, the biblical phrase: And it came to pass… came to mean something new to me, besides the fulfillment of or the arrival of a certain time.
Pass also means continuing on, as in pass by. For me, when a difficult time or trial, an illness or injustice comes along, I say: And it came to pass… meaning, in His sovereignty it will come, it will go, and it will do its work of making all things new.
This first heaven and first earth have come to pass in order for us to be ready for the coming Kingdom which will never pass away.
Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are
trustworthy and true.”
Revelation 21:5
Lord Jesus, open my eyes to see the work You are doing now
in the process of making all things new. Keep me focused on
 Your coming Kingdom. Remind me all this around me now
has simply come to pass.

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