Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said *to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
The time to come is going to be so awesome. I feel sorry for those who are going to miss it.
If you are ever depressed, down, and wondering why things are going bad in your life, you need to open up the book of Revelation and begin reading some of these things that are in chapter 21 and 22. It really helps you to get a different perspective on things. When you begin to meditate on these things you’ll be filled with happiness and you’ll long for that day when Jesus returns. I mean look at some of this stuff:
God will dwell with us. There will be no more pain, sorrow, crying, or death. We are going to live in a great city that is made with the most precious of material. The streets are paved with gold, and the city walls will be made of beautiful stones. In the middle of the city a river, as pure and clear as crystal, will flow – the most beautiful you have ever seen. On the banks of the river grow beautiful fruit trees. Every month those trees will produce a different kind of fruit, the most delicious you have ever tasted. There will be no night. Nor will their be a sun or a moon, but God’s glory will light up the whole earth. We will dwell in mansions and will be kings and priests unto God. There will be no more sickness. There will be no more attacks by wild animals or bites by poisonous snakes. The bible says that the lion and the lamb shall lay down together and that young children shall play with serpents. And we shall live forever and ever, and no desire of our hearts shall be withheld from us. The former things of the old world will be forgotten – all the pain, sorrow, and death – and only joy, happiness, and peace will we know forever and ever and ever!
I’m looking forward to that day!!!!!!!
If you keep these things in mind you won’t fear death. You won’t get sad that you are getting older. You’ll rejoice and say, “Glory to God, I’m one day closer to being with Jesus!”
It’s interesting what Paul said in Philipians 1:21. He said, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He goes on to say that he’d really rather just go on and be with Jesus, but that he needed to stay here to finish the work God had given him. He knew about the glories that awaited him.
Meditate on these things, because these words are ‘faithful and true.’ Don’t miss out on what God has for you because of the temporary pleasures and problems of this world. Keep your mind on things above (Col 3), because they are the things that are eternal. One day all the things of this world will be forgotten.