And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Revelation 21:3-6 KJV
Do you realize how many things are now complete, done and finished because of Jesus? If you don’t you could wind up waiting to get things in Heaven that are available and yours to receive right now. Jesus’ finished work is so amazing and full it takes deliberate and accurate reading to really see that what appears to be meant for later is a finished work and on the menu for order now. Let’s look at today’s topic scripture and The Holy Ghost and I will show you what we mean. John starts this scripture of talking about he saw a new Heaven and a new Earth. This tense seems to definitely put this in a different time. However verse three uses the word ‘Behold”. The word behold means ‘look or look at here’. That means there is something to be seen right now. Next it says the tabernacle of God is with men. One of Jesus’ Name’s is Immanuel. That Name means God is with of. Colossians also says, “In Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the God head bodily. So Jesus Himself is a tabernacle for God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The remaining portions of verse three continue to state things that have already happened. Doesn’t God already dwell with you through Jesus Christ? Aren’t we already God’s people? Yes, in fact we are His Children. We already established that God is with us and He is already our God. Now lets move on to verse four.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Think about this? Haven’t you had situations where God has wiped the tears from your eyes. He delivered you and brought out and turned that situation around and healed your body. The main reason for no more tears is that you are born again and delivered from eternal damnation. You have passed from death unto life because of Christ. Look at what Romans 6:9 says.
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Romans 6:9 King James Version.
If death hath no more dominion over Christ and you are in Christ then death hath no more dominion over you. Verse four goes on to say there shall be no more sorrow, or crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Why? Because the former things ARE passed away. ‘Are’ is past tense. After this Jesus Himself speaks.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Jesus says in verse five that, “Behold, (Look) I make all things new. Then He told John to write because these words ARE faithful and true. Faith is always present tense, not going to be. Then if you were not convinced already, Jesus seals the deal and says, “It is DONE!!”. The same words He used in the last few minutes on the cross. It is finished. This is a revelation in the book of Revelation. See it the way Jesus sees it and to you it will be done. No more sorrow, no more pain. Don’t take one pain big or small in your physical body. He said the former or old things have passed away. They are gone. Don’t wait until you get to Heaven to receive the benefits of eternal life. Eternal life is yours right here and right now. Believe and receive! Amen!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom