Monday, April 1, 2013

God Has Moved into the Neighborhood

Revelation 21:1-4

"I looked again and could hardly believe my eyes.  Everything about me was new.  Everything below me was new.  Everything around me was new because the heaven and earth that had been passed away, and the sea was gone, completely.  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride on her wedding day, adorned for her husband and for His  eyes only.  And I heard a great voice, coming from the throne.  See, the home of God is with His people.  He will live among them; They will be His people, And God Himself will be with them.  The prophecies are fulfilled:  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  Death will be no more;  Mourning no more, crying no more, pain no more, For the first things have gone away." (VOICE)

I don't know how anyone can read that and not be affected.  When the end of the world comes, there will be a new Heaven and a new Earth.  And most exciting of all, God will be living with us.  We will not be separated.  Like Adam and Eve walked in the garden with God in a perfect environment, We will have the same opportunity.  We will get to live with God and if God is there, it will be a perfect environment.  No pain, mourning, tears, or death.  I can't wait to change neighborhoods.

Changing Neighborhoods--Big Daddy Weave