“1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. 5And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6And he also said, “It is finished!” Revelation 21:6 New Living Translation
One of the main things that believers must understand about The Word of God (which is Jesus) is that things are not done when they are seen or appear to have happened. They are done as soon as God speaks. God’s Word is so powerful that as soon as He speaks it, BAM! It is finished!!! I want to prove this to you by our opening text. Many believers think that the things in the book of Revelation are for later but, close examination will show you that many if not all of these things are already done and available to the believer who sees what Jesus said and believes and receives it. The first verse says, “I saw“. Is saw past tense or future tense? The next verse says, “The old earth had disappeared.” Here is a secret. Do not allow time to rob you of the TRUTH and PRESENCE(presentness) of God’s Word. The main key to deciphering and understanding The Word is The Word Himself: JESUS. Jesus has authority over time and this is how he forgave all your future sins over two thousand years ago. Time is subject to Jesus. Jesus is not subject to time and neither are you, if you believe it. Let’s move on to the third verse. “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them” Do you realize and know that God lives in you? Are you conscious of that every second of the day? This is not a future tense scripture. God lives in us now. We are the temple of God. We are God’s people now. God is with us now!!!
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV
God is with us now and forever through Jesus Christ. You see once again how Jesus is at the center and the reason why God is with us. Lets move on to the fourth verse. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Have you had situations and circumstances where they seem so overwhelming and you did not know how you were going to make it but God came through and fixed it? That is God wiping the tears from your eyes and removing sorrow and pain and even death. The believer has no concern about death any longer. Why? Death has no more dominion over them because they have died already when they were born again.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3 KJV Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Romans 6:8-9 KJV
Death has no more dominion over Jesus and you are in Him, so death has no dominion over you. The Word of God says in I John 4:13 that as He (Jesus) is, so are we IN THIS WORLD!!! Not when we get to Heaven. And the remainder of the fourth verse in Revelation 21 says all these things (tears from your eyes, sorrow, pain and death) are gone forever. Learn to see things the way God sees them. How do I know that this is true? Once again the answer is JESUS!!! When Jesus was here on earth, He constantly wiped away tears from peoples eyes by healing the sick, raising the dead, giving back sons to their mothers, daughters to their fathers(Jairus), brothers (Lazurus) to their sister’s(Mary and Martha). When Jesus came in the house and Peter’s mother in law was sick with a fever Jesus laid His hand on her and healed her and she instantly got up and start making dinner. No recovery time, no rest after being sick. She moved from down with a fever to instant health, life and vibrancy. Now lets look at what Jesus said about us in regards to these works He did.
I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12 New Living Translation
Now in conjunction with what the verse above just said lets look at the last two verses of our opening text.
5And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6And he also said, “It is finished!”
So you have Jesus saying that you will do even greater works than He did after He goes back to The Father. Has Jesus gone back to The Father? YES!! He is seated at the right hand on the throne. And the One on the throne said, not going to say, “Look, (in the King James it says Behold which means look at here), I am making all things new. We are NEW TESTAMENT believers not old testament. Then he says, “Write this down for what I tell you is trustworthy and true. The word is is present tense and the word true in that verse means truth or reality. And if that is not enough he makes it even more clear about all that He has just said in the preceding verses by declaring, “IT IS FINISHED!!!” Be conscious of this. Believe this. Receive this and you will SEE THIS!!!
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!