“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:2-3).
This is one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible. It describes how God will ultimately triumph and bring eternal peace and abundance in this world.
Imagine a world without hatred, war, famine, pestilence, diseases, sorrow, and pain. It is a world unimaginable and too difficult to grasp with our human mind. There will be no more bad news in our newspapers. God will wipe away every tear from our eyes. No one needs to cry because of pain and sorrow. Sorrow is a thing of the past. Everyone will have eternal life to enjoy and no one will ever have to die!
You might have encountered many difficulties in life and felt like giving up but when you read the Bible, the Christian walk and struggle is all worth it. The Bible shows us what will be the end of all these suffering. When you think that you are defeated in your spiritual fight, you will always have the assurance that the ultimate victory belongs to God.
We must all realize that all the things here on earth are temporary. They never meant to exist for all eternity. We are temporary. Our body will soon degenerate and return to the dust of the earth where it came. Our life is so short that we only have enough time to spend it for the most important things.
This world is under the control of the Satan (I Cor. 4:4). But there will come a time, not too distant future from now, that God will step in the human affairs and directly control circumstances to fulfill His purpose.
As of now, we are still in this morally decaying and dying world. We might be discouraged at times but we must always fix our eyes toward the coming Kingdom of God where everything will be done according to God’s law of love and giving.
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