All Things New (Rev 21:1-8)
What once was broken will be made right again. Jesus is making all things new.
- The Apostle John was exiled on the island of Patmos when he received a revelation from Jesus.
- Addressed to seven churches, he encouraged the people to persevere in the increasingly challenging times.
- Jesus sought to protect the Church from the devil’s forces whether by violence (beast), heresy (false prophet), or affluence (prostitute).
- The devastating effects of sin will be completely absent in the new heaven and the new earth (Rev. 21:1).
- The sea represented chaotic danger and Jesus’ new creation will have nothing of the such (Rev. 21:1).
- Heaven is experienced by God reaching down to man – not man reaching up to God (Rev. 21:2).
- The greatest treasure of heaven is the nearness of God (Rev. 21:3).
- Heaven is a place where our Father comforts our despair, eliminates our danger, and removes our pain (Rev. 21:4).
- Jesus doesn’t improve what is broken but makes new what is depleted (Rev. 21:5).
- The entry cost into heaven can only be paid by Jesus (Rev. 21:6).
- Most of my frustration in this world is due to the fact that this isn’t my home.
- Heaven is not obtained by those wishing to avoid Hell but those who desire Jesus (Rev. 21:7-8).
- The Word of God is trustworthy and true even to the very end (Rev. 21:5).