Chapter 21 is where Revelations gets really exciting. This is the part we have all been waiting for, the renewal of all things. It says “all things” and this is interesting because we think that heaven is the perfect place and earth is the second-rate shabby place we can’t wait to get rid of, but the scriptures say that both heaven and earth will be made new. We forget there was sin in both realms and war broke out in heaven and Satan and a third of the angels got kicked out. So now in chapter 21 God is bringing heaven and earth together forever, free from sin forever, to dwell with his children forever. Halleluiah
How do we apply this knowledge? Well it is a sure promise from God and this brings hope into every situation we find ourselves in here on earth. I think the bible sums it up the best- Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God, we thank you for your future plan in Christ Jesus. May people see the hope we have in you and want to turn to you and give you glory. Lord how wonderful will be the day we get to live in your presence forever more. All praise and glory be given unto you both now and forever, amen.