Week 52   Day 7

 

It seems that God's victory is taking so long

            with too many twists and turns 

Why not just get it over with

            instead of dragging it out

 

But Peter told us God is not slow

            God is patient

            wanting everyone 

            to come into his fold.

 

 

"The tabernacle of God is with man. 

            I will be their God;

            and they will be my people." 

This message is as old as Genesis

            it had been the hope of God

            throughout the ages

           

It has always God's dream 

                        man's ideal 

but here the statement is presented again 

            as though it is something new

now God's dream will finally be realized 

            in this new Jerusalem it will be done

 

It's called heaven and is

            the final 

            eternal

            Immanuel -- "God with us."

 

 

 

                           GOD MAKES ALL THINGS NEW

To celebrate there is a wedding, and the faithful are all invited.

                                        Revelation 20 & 21

 

    4Then the souls of those who had been beheaded for Jesus and

for the word of God, lived and reigned with Christ a thousand

years.  5The rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand

years were finished.  This is the first resurrection.   7When the

thousand years have expired, Satan will be released 8and will

go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the

earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle.  9They

went and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. 

Fire came down from God and devoured them.  10The devil was

cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the

false prophet are.  They will be tormented day and night forever.

    11Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it.  12 I
saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books

were opened.  Another book was opened, the Book of Life.  The

dead were judged by the things which were written in the books. 

3The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades

delivered up the dead who were in them.  They were judged, each

one according to his works.  14Then Death and Hades were cast

into the lake of fire.  This is the second death.  15Any not found

written in the Book of Life were cast into the lake of fire.

    1 I saw a new heaven and earth, for the first heaven and earth

had passed away.  There was no more sea.  2 I saw the holy city,

New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, prepared as a bride

adorned for her husband.  3A loud voice from heaven said, "The

tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and

they shall be His people.  4God will wipe away every tear from

their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. 

There shall be no more pain, for former things have passed away."

    5He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new.  

6 It is done!  I am the Beginning and the End.  I will give of the

fountain of the water of life freely to all who thirst.  7Whoever

overcomes shall be My son, My daughter, and I will be their God." 

    9One of the seven angels said, "Come, I will show you the

bride, the Lamb's wife."  He carried me away to a high mountain

and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out

of heaven, having the glory of God.  12She had a great wall with

twelve angels at twelve gates, three gates each on the east, north,

south and the west.  18The construction of its wall was of jasper

and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.   21The twelve gates

were twelve pearls, each individual gate was of one pearl. 
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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