Hi, kingdom family!!! Father speaks to my heart today of how we as His saints are not of this world, but citizens of heaven!!! We are sojourners in this world, just passing through on the way to our forever home in our Father’s paradise kingdom called heaven!!! While here, we certainly see glimpses of heaven!!!
God is such an incredible artist and creator that it is hard to imagine something finer than some of the breath-taking views that He has surrounded us with in our lives here on earth. However, in Revelation 21:1-4, He tells us there will be a “new heaven and a new earth” coming, for the first heaven and the first earth will pass away. There will be a Holy City, a new Jerusalem that will shine with the glory of God, and its brilliance will be like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. The city will be made of pure gold; the foundations of the city walls will be decorated with every kind of precious stone. The twelve gates that open into the city will be twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city will be of pure gold, like transparent glass and there the dwelling of God will be with men, women and children and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
He who is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End says to him who is thirsty He will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and God will be his/her God and he/she will be God’s son/daughter (Revelation 21:6-7).
No more darkness in heaven!!! YAY!!! WOOOHOOO!!! There will be no temple in the heavenly city because the Lord Almighty and the Lamb will be its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Revelation 21:22-23) WOW!!! Imagine shining sooo bright there is no need for lamps to light the way!!! AWESOME!!! To that I say let us keep trusting in the Holy Spirit with us empowering us to bring that light to the darkness of this world as this song says here!!! Of heaven, it is said: . Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life (believers redeemed thru faith in the cross) (Revelation 21:27). Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life??? If you are not sure of Father’s redeeming salvation, visit here to discover true freedom from the enemy of heaven.
There will be a river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stands the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations (Rev. 22:1-2).
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face and His name will be on their foreheads.” There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever (Revelation 22:3-5). Oh forever blessed we are as kingdom family of faith!!!
Jesus says, Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he/she who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book (the Bible) (Revelation 22:7). In Revelation 22:12, He says “Behold I am coming soon and my reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” What a kind heart is our God!!!
Until this day, “Let him/her who does right continue to do right; and let him/her who is holy continue to be holy” (Revelation 22:11). In other words, no matter the amount of sweat it takes, no matter how much pain we must endure or how many tears we will shed, keep on running!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! The Book of Revelation is our motivation!!! It reveals the great eternal prize that our loving Father has planned for us when we cross the finish line!!! If we are His children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. We share in the sufferings of Christ in this present life, but then (in eternity), we will share in His glory (Romans 8:17). Paul said in Philippians 1:21-26 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far, but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again, your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.” Until God is ready for us to cross the finish line, we must persevere for the sake of others, dear ones!!! Not because we have to for salvation, but because our Father wants to shine thru our vessels His promises and truth of the reality of the eternal victory plan of heaven into all the earth to all people!!! Those in the world need YOU and JESUS TEAM, DEAR ONES OF FAITH!!! OH LET US BE WILLING TO LET HIS LIGHT SHINE BRIGHT EVERYWHERE WE GO!!!