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ETERNITY. Time is merely the marking off of eternity, to help finite beings until they reach the glory of eternity. --G. Campbell Morgan. “I saw…”. John is our designated person to give believers a preview of their future home (Rev 21.1, 2, 22). New HEAVEN & EARTH, Rev 21.

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eternity
ETERNITY

Time is merely the marking off of eternity, to help finite beings until they reach the glory of eternity. --G. Campbell Morgan

i saw
“I saw…”
  • John is our designated person to give believers a preview of their future home (Rev 21.1, 2, 22).
new heaven earth rev 21
New HEAVEN & EARTH, Rev 21
  • Not merely renovated but re-created (cf 2Pet 3.10-13), v. 1
  • Plenty of fresh water but no sea, v 1b.
  • The sea isrepeatedly mentioned in the Kingdom age (Millennial reign of Christ) (Ps 72.8; Isa 11.9; 60.5; Ezk47-48).
new jerusalem descends v 2
New JERUSALEM descends, v 2
  • Truly a holy city, v. 2
  • It descends (v. 2); does it ever land?
  • Preparedby Christ (cf John 14.3)
  • Adwelling place for saints:
  • “For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”-Hebrews 11.10
  • “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” -Hebrews 11.16
new jerusalem s occupants vv 3 8
New JERUSALEM’s occupants, vv 3-8
  • They are blessed, v. 3
  • They are tearless, v. 4 “all tears” (singular)
  • They are secure, v. 5
  • They are satisfied, v. 6
  • They are privileged, v. 7
  • They have received great mercy, v. 8
heaven s glory described vv 9 21
Heaven’s Glory described, vv 9-21
  • The Source of Her Glory, 9-11
    • As the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife, 9-10
      • She is now spotless and pure (Eph 5.26-27)
      • There is a preview now in a believer’s life (Phil. 2.13-16)
  • The Glorious Dimensions,
    • Foundation, vv 14, 19, 20
    • Size, v. 16 (largest city ever built!)
    • Wall, vv. 17-18
    • Gates, v. 21
heaven s worship center vv 22
Heaven’s Worship Center, vv22
  • The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple, v. 22.
  • Presently believers are the sanctuary of God (2Cor 6.16), but there we will reside and worship in Him with no physical building necessary.
heaven s light vv 23 27
Heaven’s Light, vv23-27
  • No sun or moon then, v. 23
  • God’s glory and the Lamb’s lamp are its light source, v. 23.
  • Brilliant light will extend to all nations, v. 24
  • It will be God’s eternal day, v. 25
  • God will be the focal point of worship and gifts, v. 26
  • Occupied only by the Redeemed, v. 27.
paradise regained rev 22 1 5
Paradise regained, Rev 22.1-5
  • Water of life, 22.1
  • Tree of life, 22.2
  • God and His servants, 22.3-4
  • Everlasting life, 22.5
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For though that seat of earthly bliss be fail'd,

A fairer Paradise is founded now

For Adam and his chosen Sons, whom thou

A Saviour art come down to re-install. Where they shall dwell secure, when time shall be

Of Tempter and Temptation without fear.

from John Milton’s Paradise Regained (1670)