Revelation 21: It Is Done!
Verse of the Day: (V6) “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”
1. Done (V1-7)
V4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Whatever God plans and purposes - it is done! - Because He is God - I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14). Though God gives men the free will, and sadly, the first couple - Adam & Eve - chose to sin against God (Genesis 3:6) yet God knew that they shall fall from grace, and already had a redemption plan for them - the coming, birth, death, resurrection and 2nd coming - of His only begotten Son (John 3:16). Indeed, it shall be a happy ending for God’s believers, because their enemies, Satan and all his demons, shall never tempt them as they are finally cast into eternal condemnation. God shall create a new heaven and earth and Jerusalem, and shall dwell with men, and they shall never thirst because He is the Fountain of the water of life. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain, because His saints are now perfect in Him!
2. Death (V8)
V8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of fire which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Indeed, God bless those who believe in Him and who are born twice (physical and spiritual births) because they only die once (physical death) as their souls shall live spiritually in heaven forever. However, those who reject God only born once (physical birth) but die twice (physical and spiritual deaths) because they not only die physically, but their souls shall also spiritually die (the 2nd death) and burn in the lake of fire forever.
3. Do (V9-27)
V24 “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.”
God shall build a New Jerusalem for His bride or His saints whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life and they do bring Him glory for all that He has done! The New city shall shine brightly without the sun because it has God’s glory and the Lamb’s light. The city and street shall be of pure gold, and the names of the 12 tribes of Israel on 12 angels together with 12 great pearls shall be on the 12 gates of the wall, and the names of the 12 apostles of the Lamb together with 12 different types of precious stones shall be on the foundations of the wall. What a day it shall be to see our awesome Saviour and city!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for all that You have done for me, especially my salvation!