Revelation 21:1-5 (TNIV)
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.”
When we think of cities, we think about the big ones like New York, San Francisco, London or Paris. But even with their many interesting sites to see and places to eat, no city can compare with the “Holy City.” All of the prophesies of Zechariah and others will be fulfilled with the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the coming of this city of God. What will it be like? In this Holy City, we will no longer experience death, mourning, crying or pain. God will remove the old order of broken and temporary things and usher in the new order of His kingdom, full of His power and glory. Above all, the greatest fulfillment is the very presence of God dwelling eternally with His church. We are that church who has been washed and prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. This is who we are. This is where we want to be.
Responding to the Transmitted Message:
In response to all that was revealed to Apostle John in Revelation, he cried out “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” May his words be our prayer. Let us pray for Christ’s return and the coming of the Holy City. Let pray that God will continue to wash us and prepare us for His return. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.”