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Revelation 21 - The Ultimate Remodel

When God created, He said 'It is good.' When He makes all things new, He'll say "It is done.' Find out what's in store!

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Revelation 21 Summary

Each of the seven perspectives of Christ's return we've read through in Revelation have given progressively more and more details. We've seen that especially in the last couple of chapters as the viciousness of the coming wrath and judgment was articulated in ways that has been so difficult to understand. We now are up to this final description of the new heaven & earth, and it is nothing short of amazing, but at the same time it is almost impossible to comprehend and picture.

We read the new Jerusalem resembles a massive cube 1,400 miles deep, wide and tall. The walls of this city are said to be 200 feet thick and made of jasper (a silica based jewel) with everything else made of pure gold. We also read that this massive cube has twelve foundations. None of this seems very practical. But John is not trying to tell us the specific details of this New Jerusalem, rather he just wants to convey that this city is so mind blowingly awesome that it's indescribable.

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We've been working through the book of Ephesians in our Sunday morning services for the past couple of months, and we've learned that the point of the gospel isn't to solve all of our problems or even to make us into better versions of our old selves, but rather to transform us into a new humanity and build us together into a holy temple of the Lord... to become a dwelling in which God lives (Eph. 2:15, 21).

The New Jerusalem has no temple, because it doesn't need one. We will be the temple, the place in which God dwells.

What will that be like? That's a tough question to answer, because we're only told what it won't be like. We're told that tears will be wiped away, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore (v4).

In other words, eternal life in the City of God will be inexpressibly good.

AAA Prayer :

  • ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: Father, you are God and I belong to you (v3, 7)

  • ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Ask God to be preparing you each day to live as a citizen of His new heaven & earth right now.




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