And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. — Revelation 21:4
This will be the most joyful and glorious of days – The coming of the new heavens and new earth! The city of God will descent from heaven, God himself will dwell with us together, he will look into our eyes overflowing with compassion and liquid love. This is a city where there will be no more suffering, no more mourning, no more pain and no more death. All our tears will be wiped away and orphan hearts healed. In his glaze, all the painful memories will be replaced with joy and love… What a wonderful moment!
Is that true? Watch the promises of God for yourself:
Are you still wonder is heaven for real? Watch this amazing testimony of a man who went to heaven and returned:
And here are reports based on people’s Near-Death Experience.
Heaven is Real. So is God! God loves you!
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. — Revelation 20:12 (KJV)
Do you believe life after death? Do you believe the day of judgement? Do you believe God is fair? Do you believe one day you will be in heaven with Jesus?
There are four final facts await the world at the Last Day:
1) The return of Jesus Christ.
2) The resurrection of the dead.
3) The last judgement.
4) The creation of the new heavens and earth
In revelation 20, it reveals to us Satan is now completely defeated and thrown into the lake of fire to be destroyed. Now, In front of God, the last judgement starts. All are judged, no matter great or small. There are two books before God, one is the book of deeds, the other is the book of life.
The book of life contains the names of those who have put their trust in Christ to save them. The books of deeds includes the recorded deeds of everyone, good or evil. Everyone’s life will be reviewed and evaluated. NO ONE IS SAVED BY DEEDS, BUT THROUGH FAITH. However, deeds are seen as clear evidence of a person’s actual relationship with God.
Doesn’t this remind us how we should live our life and chose our destinies today? Step our in faith, you the children of God!
Also if anyone is interested in the great book of revelation, here is a full movie about it from you tube. Very Good!
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. — 2 Thessalonians 2:3
2 Thessalonians is a follow up letter to 1 Thessalonians. In this letter, Paul indicates various events that must precede the second coming of Christ. Just as what today’s verse has described ‘That day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.” This period of extreme turmoil on the earth is known as the GREAT TRIBULATION.
Throughout history there have been individuals who epitomized evil and who were hostile to everything Christ stands for. These antichrists have lived in every generation and will continue to work their evil. Then Just before Christ’s second coming, “the man of lawlessness… the man doomed to destruction,” a completely evil man, will arise. He will be Satan’s tool, equipped with Satan’s power (2:9). This lawlessness man will be THE antichrist.
Here is a very interesting video describing “the Antichrist” using actual bible verses. The words of God in this video provides us a pretty good understanding on this subject, though the video images can be slightly better.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
— Ephesians 2:10
Do you ever wish you could be a bit prettier, smarter, smaller, taller, stronger, slimmer … I often wish my teeth could be nicer so I can have a better smile, and I would like to be a touch smaller, and have bigger eyes, and so on … sad I know … I guess most of us, no matter how wonderful we might be, we still can not stop criticizing ourselves… why?
In today’s verse, Paul teaches us that we are God’s workmanship and are created to do his good works. On this subject, I would like to share with you Joel Osteen’s video ‘ you are God’s masterpiece.’ I hope you will be benefited from his teaching as I have been.
Instead of criticizing ourselves, we should celebrate who God made us to be. We are all God’s masterpiece!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. — Psalm 139:14
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” — 2 Corinthians 6:18
Looking at today’s verse, I don’t how much this promise means to you, but I know how deeply it means to me – a girl who hardly experienced a father’s love.
We all have earthly parents, I believe our parents’ love for us is always there and true though they may not be perfect. Today, I would like to show you two videos, one is about our earthly parents’ love, the other is about the heavenly father’s love for us. Both of them are amazing. Compare and find the differences, and you will know how perfect is the love our father in heaven have for us.
The earthly parents’ Love:
The heavenly father’s love:
God longs to be a perfect father for us, he wants an affectionate relationship with us. God loves us!
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. — 1 Corinthians 13 :1
Today we are on one of the most famous chapters in the entire bible – 1 Corinthians 13. These fine verses are often read at weddings. They define what true love is! Amazing and powerful words, please read it with me here:
I think there is nothing more I can add on or explain about today’s verse, it speaks for itself. One of my favourite quote is this: “LOVE IS NOT LOVE UNTIL IT COSTS YOU SOMETHING TO GIVE IT AWAY!” Jesus demonstrates that true well, doesn’t he? For he loves us so much that it costs his life to give it to us! Through his love, we are saved from eternal sufferings and restored to be sons of God. How marvellous! Indeed, love never fails!
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8: 38-39
As Mark Stibbe states, Roman chapter 8 is one of the greatest chapters of the bible. I totally agree! These verses in Romans 8 contain one of the most comforting promises in all Scripture. Please read these powerful words for yourself, and here is a short video about Romans 8:16- 39
Nothing can separate usfrom the LOVE OF GOD!
Neither Death Nor Life
Two things we fear the most – dying and living, they are not threats to our eternal life. Whether we live or die, we are in His love.
Nor Things Present Nor Things to Come
Nothing in all of time, present or future, can separate us from God’s love. Jesus accepts us as who we are and will never let go of us. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He loves us and will never stop loving us.
Nor Height Nor Depth
Imagine this if we were to travel to the “highest” or “lowest” points in the universe, or anywhere in between, we would never arrive at a place where we could escape Christ’s love. There is nowhere we can go where anyone or anything can take our eternal salvation away from us. NO WHERE.