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Some of you folks will read these scriptures and be uncomfortable . I say that because when I use to read them they made me think about where I was going to spend eternity and the fact that sooner or later I was going to die or this old world would pass on and that made me uncomfortable. Now I read them and rejoice and laugh and these scriptures make me happy and I long for the time that I will experience this glorious place and my eyes will behold the King of Glory and the place he has prepared for those that know him. That glorious site is what I wanted to share with you today. Hallelujah Jesus loves us and has gone to prepare a place for us that we cannot even describe but only dream of. It will be literally indescribable . The sheer love and perfection and peace will be indescribable. Now I don’t know about you today but my story is about lifting you up and encouraging you and getting you to praise almighty God and to be thankful Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you and me.
Your not left down here forgotten and have nothing to look forward to but work and then die. You have an eternal home, a home filled with the Glory and the presence of the All Mighty God and the saints of the past present and those to come. What a glad reunion day it will be for the Jew and Gentile alike that call Jesus Master and cry Abba Father. Set your eyes upon those pearly gates. Really read the words below. A wall fifteen miles high. What size of pearl gate is hanging on those walls. You describe it for me. I can’t. Oh Glory what a place. Solid gold streets ha-ha! Well if I keep going you want to have to read the scriptures below will you. Read them please and be encouraged and share it with others. You have a home. This place is not it. You have not arrived home yet.
All my Love Tom
Revelations Chapter 21:1-27
1 Then I saw a new [a]sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former [b]sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.(A)
2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;
3 Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.(B)
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.(C)
5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).(D)
6 And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.(E)
7 He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.
8 But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd andadulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)—[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.(F)
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven final plagues (afflictions, calamities) came and spoke to me. He said, Come with me! I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10 Then in the Spirit He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated) city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God,(G)
11 Clothed in God’s glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.
12 It had a massive and high wall with twelve [large] gates, and at the gates [there were stationed] twelve angels, and [on the gates] the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were written:(H)
13 On the east side three gates, on the north side three gates, on the south side three gates, and on the west side three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation [stones], and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he who spoke to me had a golden measuring reed (rod) to measure the city and its gates and its wall.(I)
16 The city lies in a square, its length being the same as its width. And he measured the city with his reed—12,000 stadia (about 1,500 miles); its length and width and height are the same.
17 He measured its wall also—144 cubits (about 72 yards) by a man’s measure [[c]of a cubit from his elbow to his third fingertip], which is [the measure] of the angel.
18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city [itself was of] pure gold, clear and transparent like glass.
19 The foundation [stones] of the wall of the city were ornamented with all of the precious stones. The first foundation [stone] was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony (or white agate), the fourth emerald,(J)
20 The fifth onyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each separate gate being built of one solid pearl. And the main street (the broadway) of the city was of gold as pure and translucent as glass.
22 I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Omnipotent [Himself] and the Lamb [Himself] are its temple.
23 And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the splendor and radiance (glory) of God illuminate it, and the Lamb is its lamp.(K)
24 The nations shall walk by its light and the rulers and leaders of the earth shall bring into it their glory.
25 And its gates shall never be closed by day, and there shall be no night there.(L)
26 They shall bring the glory (the splendor and majesty) and the honor of the nations into it.
27 But nothing that defiles or profanes or is [d]unwashed shall ever enter it, nor anyone who commits abominations (unclean, detestable, morally repugnant things) or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
See you there…
” … but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”
I love this piece Tom, thank you. Yet the last line drew me – the splendour and majesty being too much for my brain to visualise (like so much God Stuff – brain cells meltdown!). The Lamb’s Book of Life. Imagine that! A book of life – not a book of sins avoided, of temptation mastered, of good acts and deeds … just “a book of life”
And this family album we are adding to – our own chapters, words and phrases we add through simply living – are they being added to the book of life? Is today adding a letter, a vowel, a consonant of our names? What a thought – this very day, this very breath – our very living name being written (or not). Kind of gets big picture, the essence, the nub of living. And we have so much choice in how we do.
Truly cool!! 🙂
That is deep Paul. You are right We have choices to make. Oh to earnestly Glorify God and live in him and be one. To hear him say well done my good and faithful servant enter in. Thank you for you kind comment Paul.
Much love my friend much love
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Thank you for these beautiful, encouraging words today, my friend. Praying blessing upon you.
YW Thank you for the blessings. Ditto my friend.
And in the song, “You see the depths of our heart and you love us the same.” Wanting to redeem us all and spend eternity with us in love, in peace, in perfection. Amazing.
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A work in progress
I love thinking, reading and hearing about the heavenly home that awaits me and I cannot wait to see it! Thanks for this great reminder that I am an alien here!!
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Betty you are so welcome. It won’t be long. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope you always find something that encourages you.
Joy to you