Revelation 21:5 All Will Be Made New

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.

2 Peter 3:13 What Are You Looking Forward To?

But in keeping with his promise we are looking foward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13

Looking forward to something that is to come is very common among people around the world. Some things that are looked forward to are very soon, within only a few days. Other things are further out. People look forward to days off, vacations, holidays, births, weddings, and more.

As some are looking forward to some good things to occur, many are fearing the future. All they can see is doom and gloom, death and destruction with no hope.

Describing the time of the return of Jesus, Peter tells the people that they look forward to a new heaven and new earth where there is righteousness. This is what was promised.

Watching the news will give a person a depressing vision of what is possibly coming in the future of this world. Crime keeps rising, global warming is destroying the earth, viruses are killing everyone, water shortage, wars, and much more. Seeing all this does not give anyone a sense of any hope at all, but despair.

Believers can often get caught up in this same type of thinking. All they can see is the rise of sin and promotion of sin, or the persecution of believers. Sometimes there appears to be no hope.

However, the believer must remember the words and promises of God. Jesus said He would return to take all His people home with Him for eternity. God has promised that there would be no more sorrow, sickness, or death in heaven.

Holding on to these words and promises of God, will give a believer new hope and strength to keep going forward. Yes, things are bad and getting worse, but there is hope in the end.

You may have some things you are looking forward to and some things that you are dreading that are coming. Do not allow yourself to dwell on the negative things that are coming but focus upon the promise of Jesus to return some day.

Look forward to life in heaven with God for eternity with no pain, suffering, sorrow, hunger, death, or sin. God has not failed in any of His promises to you so far, and He will not fail in any promises yet to be fulfilled to you.

You have a hope of eternal and perfect life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will stay strong for God until Jesus returns; and that God will give you visions of hope.

2 Corinthians 4:16 Don’t Lose Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

Each and every day a person is living, he is getting older and older. One of the things the always comes with getting older is that the body begins to break down and slow down. The vision, hearing, energy, speed, and memory begin to go, little by little.

What one was able to do, he is no longer able to do or do as well. It is a discouraging and often makes people feel hopeless as their body slowly wastes away.

Paul had just talked about many struggles in life, but says that he does not lose heart. His body is wasting away on the outside, but inwardly he is being renewed day by day.

As people age and their bodies break down, many begin to get angry and go into despair. Their frustration levels go up without being able to do what they used to be able to do. At the same times some are frustrated and hopeless, others are thriving, despite their body breaking down on the outside.

Both believers and non-believers will experience their outer body breaking down over time. The difference between the two can only be seen on what is inside of them.

God’s Spirit is inside the believer, renewing his spirit every day. The believer can see what God is doing and what is coming up ahead some day–perfect, eternal life with a perfect, eternal body in heaven some day. This gives one a hope, joy and renewal that keeps him going, despite the outer body slowing down.

Following Jesus gives one a hope that the world cannot see, nor understand during times of trouble, suffering and pain. It is an inner renewal from God.

You are aging, just like everyone else is, and your body is probably starting to break down outwardly in different ways. Do not lose heart and get frustrated, but allow God’s Holy Spirit to renew you on the inside.

Look at the future hope that Jesus has given you and take great joy in that. Know and understand the joy, peace, comfort, strength and much more that God is giving you, that your broken body and this fallen world cannot offer.

Rejoice today for what God is doing in you and through you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will know the changes God is working in your life; that you will allow the Holy Spirit to renew your inner spirit; and that you will fix your eyes on what God has ahead of you, not on this fallen world.

Revelation 21:5 All Will Be Made New

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

Starting completely over is something that most people do not care to do. It means a complete turn over of the way everything is done. Most like to be able to make some small changes, but continue with the way things were.

There does come a time when starting over is the best thing to do. It gives a person or business a chance to do it better the second time.

John sees Jesus on the throne saying that He is going to make everything new. Heaven and earth are to be destroyed and made new again.

God has always been a work at making things to perfection. When man chose to sin, God immediately began to work on removing all sin and bringing everything back to perfection.

Since man has sinned, the world is filled with decay and death. Life is very limited upon the earth. Problems abound everywhere.

The new believer in Jesus is to become a new creation in Jesus, the old passing away and all becoming brand new. He is to no longer live a life of sin, filled with death and destruction. This is the beginning of all things becoming new.

When Jesus returns, He will destroy the heavens and the earth, because they are filled with the corruption of sin and death. God will not leave everything as destroyed.

Just as with the believer becoming new, God will also make a new heaven and a new earth. In heaven, the believer will also be made perfectly new with a new body, new mind, and new heart. Everything will be started over with perfection for all eternity. It is the hope that the believer can look forward to.

As you are going through your days, you will have many struggles and a lot of pain. It may feel as if the pain and suffering will never end.

Read what Jesus said, that He will make everything new. He will allow for a restart that is done in perfection. Jesus will complete the work that He has set out to do when He returns. Hold on to that hope and believe the words of Jesus, because everything He says is trustworthy and true.

In Jesus you have a bright hope for tomorrow.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that God will give you strength to continue to grow in Jesus; that God will make you a new creation; and that you will trust God’s word to you.

Hebrews 9:27-28 Are You Waiting For Him?

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:27-28

Every person on the earth knows that their time on earth is limited and that there is coming a day when they will die. For most people this brings about fear. They do not know what to expect after death.

In not knowing what to expect, they live in fear of death and the future.

The author of Hebrews points out how everyone is destined to die, but points to a future hope that some will have. Anyone who is waiting for Christ’s return, is looking forward to the salvation He will bring.

Although believers will die, just like every other person on the earth, they can have a completely different view of death then every one else. The believer who understands the forgiveness and grace of Jesus, will have a hope that no one else can understand or know.

Their hope is in knowing the purpose Jesus forgave them of all of their sins. That very purpose is to save them and bring them into heaven to live eternally with God.

In order to gain that salvation, one must believe and be waiting for His return. There are some in the church who claim to believe, but are working to earn their salvation, not trusting Jesus. Others are living a double life, going to church on Sunday, but living like the world the rest of the week. These are people who are not waiting and looking for His return.

Everyone who is not waiting for Jesus, will miss Him when He does return.

When Jesus died and rose again, He did that so that you may know His love, forgiveness and receive the salvation He will provide. It was not just for everyone else, but you also are included.

As you live your temporary life here on this earth, do not forget to keep watch and waiting for His return. Know that as you trust and wait for Him, He will return some day to complete the salvation that He started in you.

You have the hope of eternal life in you, don’t quit waiting for its completion.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides; that you will know the hope of salvation Jesus will bring; that you will patiently wait for His return; and that you will live in hope of eternal life with God some day.