Revelations 21:4 - God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death.’[a] Neither shall there be any more sorrow nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away.”
The Apostle John was exiled to the island of Patmos as a result of anti-Christian persecution for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On an island, isolated so it seems with no one to preach to, John eventually realized that the presence of God's Holy Spirit is right there with him and he is not alone afterall.
It was after John's arrival to the Isle of Patmos that God told John to write the vision. Revelations 1:19 - Write down what you have seen-both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen.
Today’s passage includes a vision of a new heaven and new earth in the New Jerusalem which God Himself declares that He will wipe every tear from our eyes.
John said in vs#2 of this text : And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
John said this New Jerusalem he saw in a vision came down from heaven was prepared by someone for someone. It is metaphorically described as a bride dressed in her wedding gown and ready to meet her husband.
The Groom is Christ and the Bride is the people of God who have been born again by faith through Christ Jesus. It is these people that the New Jerusalem has been prepared for by Christ.
It is in this new city where John declares that God shall wipe away all the tears from our eyes. It is this new city of Jerusalem that John not only declares that there shall be no more tears, but no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying and no more pain for the former things have been passed away in this vision.
Oh what GREAT NEWS that should cause the people of God to break out in a shout of thanksgiving and praise for today this news is ringing loud, clear and true in the hearts and minds of those that love God and are called according to His purpose.
On that Great getting up morning we will know without a doubt that scripture has been fulfilled in our lives that says this is Romans 8:18 that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
NO MORE TEARS IN THAT GREAT CITY CALLED NEW JERUSALEM!!
Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven rings with the harmony of liberty.
Yes, when we get to that Great City Called New Jerusalem, we will indeed have been set free from every tears, sickness, disease, pain, suffering and sorrows.
THANK YOU LORD!
Your servant Debra
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