Finally (II Chronicles 35: Revelation 21)

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more,”  Revelation 21:1

It seemed as if we had been stuck in the same place for hours.  The traffic before us was not moving.  We were blocked in on all sides.  All we could do was to sit and wait.  Finally after a long period of time the traffic started to move slowly.  As we moved slowly along the highway I was able to see the problem.  Two vehicles had collided and were blocking the traffic from flowing.  Now the obstruction had been removed and we were finally on our way.

In Genesis 3 all of humanity collided with God.  We rebelled against God!  This rebellion led to a stoppage of our intimacy with God.  For the last 6 to 8 thousand years humanity has been dealing with the results of the fall.

Finally in Revelation 21 we see this blockage removed.  Revelation 20 concludes with the judgment of Satan and all of humanity.  Those who have rejected Jesus are sentenced to hell for eternity.  But for those who followed Jesus, there is a “finally” before them.

Revelation 21 gives us a glimpse of what will be finally ours:

Think it through:

1.  Finally the curse will be removed (A new heaven and a new earth)

2.  Finally the pain of sin removed (God will wipe away all our tears)

3.  Finally the corruption will be removed (Those who conqueror enter the joy of heaven)

4.  Finally the Lord will dwell with us (no more obstruction)

Our take away:

You and I can endure the tough moments of each day knowing that the finally is coming.  The greatest joy of all of this is, “It could be today!!!”

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