August 16, 2011

All things New! Revelation 21

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I did not intend to get so emotional. Tears sprang to my eyes and joy quickened my heart as I read the 21st chapter of revelation. Yes, I have read it before. It appeals differently to me now, knowing that we are living in the end of the book. Amazing and exhilarating. The end of the book.

1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

No longer will there be a great divide between God's dwelling place and earth, because his dwelling place will now be among us- his children. It will be a new heaven and new earth, for it will be heaven on earth. The old order of things will have passed away!"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”" Hallelujah!

I am claiming to be a victorious one. I am claiming you to be a victorious one as well. If you haven't already begun,  click here to start on your journey to victory over a life without hope or purpose. Let the Alpha and Omega make all things in your life new.

Technically we are done with the 52 week bible reading plan.
I say technically, because if you have been following for any length of time you may have noticed that the passage for the day did not coincide with daily bible calendars that started in January. We take ours from August to August, for June is when we ended our first read through in 2009. We picked up again from the beginning of the Daily bible reader in August of 2009 finishing our year in 2010. And started right back over. So Here we are August 2011. Wasn't that journey amazing?
 No matter how many times we've gone through, it never gets old.

I have more reading to do to literally finish my log sheet. You can print one out for yourself here. There is a section of passages ( wks 32-39) I skipped for keeping up's sake that I am going to go back through.

Having said that I will continue blogging my reads when I get the chance. Subscribe if you haven't already so you can get an encouraging & inspiring bible study right in your inbox.
It's a journey that never ends. Be Blessed in the Lord.

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