We began a new teaching series a few weeks ago titled, “Heaven, A Real Place for Real People,” and we continue the study this week with Ryan Powell as our speaker using Revelation 21 as his text.
Revelation 21 and 22 explains the “all things new” phrase found in Revelation 21:5-6. The Lord is true to His promise and, in His time, He will make ALL things new.
There is something special about getting something new. For proof, just watch a child opening their birthday or Christmas gifts. Buying that new tech gadget, or car, outfit to wear, is always fun for us.
The Bible tells us that the day is coming when everything will be new - just like the way God started in Genesis 1 and 2. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, but now He creates new heavens and earth. Way back then the sun was created, but in the end there is no need of the sun, or night, or seas. In fact, the curse of Genesis 3 is removed forever in Revelation 22:3. Man was originally driven out of the perfect place (Garden of Eden), but we will be restored to Paradise. (Revelation 22:14) Everything will be new! What a day that will be!
John is once again overwhelmed as he realizes all that the Lord is doing. Warren Wiersbe says it best, “As we seek to serve the Lord here on earth, we are constantly handicapped by sin and weakness; but all hinderances will be gone when we get to glory.”
I imagine that we, too, will be overwhelmed. Paul, when writing to the Church at Corinth said, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 - KJV) We cannot even begin to imagine all that the Lord has for us when we arrive in Heaven.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday as we learn together from Pastor Ryan Powell.
You are greatly loved!