Every person that dies and is then able to be a part of the New Jerusalem, where there is a new earth and a new heaven, will be blessed for all eternity. This is the time of great rejoicing, for our time is up on the earth in death and we endured in the faith in Jesus Christ. Our faith was not in vain, as most people may have thought, for now only joy and happiness is to be had with the Lord God in paradise. For everyone that is able to be with God and enter His holy tabernacle, He 1“shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) How amazing is this, that we no longer have to worry about death, being sick, having to go through trials and sadness? I don’t know about you, but this will be welcome news to my ears. I won’t help but rejoice in the Lord, my God, and lift Him up in the highest praise. This is only possible because of God’s great love for us. He even said, 1“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6) In this place, our thirst is quenched by this water. It is much better than anything we’ve ever drunk on earth. What an amazing time this will be. Now the question is, will you be there?
For everyone that is welcomed to live with Jesus on this new earth, they are also called His sons and His daughters. They are adopted into His fold, with the Lord God as their shepherd. Concerning this, Jesus, said, 1“he that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:7) These are those that have lived out their lives in faith in Christ. There were no more willful sins in their lives, for the Word of God was their armor. And if they did fall, they confessed their sins to God openly, that they may get right with Him again. All throughout their lives they were refreshed by the blood of Jesus, who gives mercy freely to those that come unto Him. However, as much as you and I know, most people are not taking the right course in life, instead they are on the path of destruction. This is because Jesus is not the Lord of their lives, but worldly treasures and the pleasures that come from the lusts of their flesh are. Because of this, people are hooked on pornography, drugs, alcohol, amongst other things. Where sexual purity is not sought after, for they see nothing wrong with sex outside of marriage and even some see homosexuality as being OK. For this reason, these people are not fit for God’s kingdom. Now, does God have a place prepared for the wicked? Of course, He does.
Concerning those people that are not saved, Jesus said, 1“but the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) Because their hearts are far from God and their lives are wicked, their destination can only be hellfire, and then after judgement, thrown into the lake of fire. Now concerning the New Jerusalem and the new heaven, because it is pure in every way, wickedness cannot dwell there. That is why this other place of torment was prepared for the unbelievers. As Jesus said, concerning the place where God dwells, 1“there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27) What people have to realize is that if you are filthy, because of your sins when you die, then you are filthy still when you wake up from death. This is why the just will enter paradise and be with the Lord, where the wicked will open their eyes in hell. The just are the humble followers of Christ and are in God’s book of life. This is their ticket to be with God. So pray for salvation, that your name be written in the book of life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people will endure in the faith. That once they make the decision to believe in You, Jesus, that they will not back down, but go all in for Your kingdom and Your glory. Then, can You continually be with them, as You are with me, while lifting up their hopes, which come from heaven above. You have the power to break us free from all sin and addiction in our lives, while cleansing us from within. We don’t have to be a slave to sin any longer, but a willful follower of what You have spoken and are continuing to speak to us now. Thank You for Your holy words in the Bible. They are refreshing to my ears and are like pure honey to my taste. I am so blessed to be filled with what You have spoken in scripture. Thank You for allowing Your Words to be in my heart and in my mind. Because of this, I am at peace now, and can rest in Your promises that come from above. All I want is more of You and less of my own desires, which only lead to death and destruction. My soul sings hallelujah to Your great Name, oh God. I am amazed at Your love for me. Thank You, Lord. May there be more people that will experience Your love before they die. Then, will they know as I know that only You have the power to save us from hell, and raise us up into newness of life on this earth and in heaven. I love You, Lord. Only You could save a wretch like me. Into Your arms will I dwell forever. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Revelation 21 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.