Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14
Whenever a person does something good, he will often expect to receive some type of reward for the action done. That reward may be just words, or actions or something physical.
One thing that people are looking for is how to live longer. For most people, life is precious and they hang on to it, however, sickness and death keep coming with no apparent stopping of it.
John records Jesus saying that those who have washed their robes are blessed and will be allowed to eat of the tree of life and enter the new city in heaven.
Washing of clothing is something that people do so that they may be clean and presentable. This allows them to enter places that they would not be able to if they were filthy dirty.
In life every person is wearing some type of spiritual clothing. It is either the filthy dirty clothing of the world and sin, or it is the cleaned righteous holy clothing that has been washed in the blood of Jesus, removing all sin.
While a person is wearing clothing stained by sin, he is not allowed to eat of the tree of life and live forever. When Jesus returns, he will be cast out into the lake of fire.
However, ever person who has chosen to believe in and follow Jesus has allowed his clothes to be cleansed by Jesus. He is forgiven of his sins and given clean clothing, allowing him to eat of the tree of life and live forever in heaven.
Only by personal choice can a person be made ready for the blessing of eternal life.
Every time that you have sinned and done something against God, you have stained your clothing and need a washing. Without Jesus and a cleansing, you are dirty and will not be allowed to be blessed with eternal life in heaven.
Choose today to go to Jesus to have your clothing washed and all of your sins removed. Repent of the sins you have done against God and Jesus will forgive you and cleanse you. Turn away from all sin and be a new creation in Christ Jesus and be ready for the reward of eternal life in heaven.
Are you ready for the blessing when Jesus returns?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of your sins against God; that you will allow God to cleanse you of all unrighteousness; and that you will be ready for the blessing of eternal life when Jesus returns.
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
With all the pain and suffering going on around the world, people are searching for something new. Changes occur in what people are following.
Constantly there are new trends in what is the best way to do things, when the prior way of doing things failed. The search continues for what is true and lasting, that brings life with no suffering or pain. Hope seems to disappear for most people.
In his vision, John sees a new heaven and earth. Then God, sitting on the throne, says that He is making all things new.
Hope for a brighter future is something that most people want, but don’t know where to find. When they are presented with the hope in Jesus, many will reject it, because it sounds too good to be true.
Every day there are ads stating that they have the best thing in the world to sell a person and that everyone needs it now. Very often those items do not live up to the expectations or promotions. It causes a loss in hope of truth.
God’s word is true and has been proven over and over, again and again over the centuries. Despite the pain and suffering, despite the rise in sin and crime, God is still in control and will complete what He has promised to do.
At the right time Jesus will return and take everyone who believes in Him home to heaven for eternity. God WILL make a new heaven and a new earth. All sin WILL be wiped away. All pain and suffering will be removed for all eternity. All WILL be made new.
No matter what pain and suffering you have gone through or are going through, or will go through in your future, you still have hope of a better life. This better life may or may not start here on this earth, but it will come in eternity.
Jesus may call you home before He returns, or you may be here when He returns, but He is going to bring you into eternity with Him and make all new for you.
Do not give up on God but trust His word and keep following Jesus that He will make it all new.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s promises to you; that you will trust God’s complete word; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus for a perfect life; and that you will not lose faith in Jesus.