The sermon was about heaven. It was very uplifting and made me excited to see it! Too often it's easy to get caught up in what's wrong with the world, the country, our lives. Instead, we spent an hour focusing on Christ and on heaven.
look for new heavens and a new earth
in which righteousness dwells
2 Peter 3:13.
I think this is a great passage reminding us to keep looking forward to a new heavens and a new earth.
Our citizenship is in heaven, not on this earth. Earth is not our home! Instead, we wait for Jesus, who will transform our bodies into ones like His. I can't wait! No more sickness, no more death, no more pain.
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down 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"
I love that God will dwell with us and we shall be His people. We have the promise that God Himself will be with us! Forever! What a wonderful promise.
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the LORD
Can you imagine the first worship service? Millions of people, coming together, to worship the Lord as one. All of us getting the chance to sing praises to God, to hear Him speak, to see His face!
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads
This passage has so many promises in it. A beautiful tree of life, new fruits every month, the healing of the nations, no more curse, spending time with God, seeing His face, and having His name on our foreheads!
Heaven is going to be wonderful and I want to be there! I hope to see you there as well!