Online Bible Verses - Revelation 21: 2-4 - He will wipe every tear from their eyes
“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 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. ‘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.””
Revelation 21: 2-4
Some good news today. Good news despite what we see at times going on around us. People in Syria are being killed because they want to be free. U.S debt continues to rise, we cannot trust our government. Unemployment ticked up today, despite the fact that the numbers are cooked anyhow. Republicans or Democrats, vultures both, just wearing different feathers. The mayor of NYC trying to put in place a law which makes soft drinks bigger than 16 ounces illegal. That will fix everything. Benito Mussolini and Hitler were insane tyrants, imposing hard core tyranny on people. Soft tyranny is more gradual, with freedom being removed in small increments. The government slowly steps in an decides for us, because they apparently know better. Where will it all end?
Thankfully, God is not a tyrant. He will wait until the time He has prescribed, and then close the show. “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. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.”
Re-establishment of perfect balance. A world restored to its original form, the way it should be. Made right. And we can be part of it. What must we do in order to be included? Nothing, not one darn thing. Wait a minute, thought you had to be good, or be baptized, get saved, spend a few hundred years in purgatory, something. Have to do something.
be good: I can’t and I am not. But He is, and will impart it to me based on work He did.
be baptized: by the Holy Spirit, yes, but He does it, not me. Quite true He commanded us to repent and be baptized. So I did, simply because He told me to do so. An act of obedience, coming only as a result of Him acting within me. Sheep are stupid, and only survive because their Shepherd acts on their behalf.
get saved: He does the saving, and has saved me from myself. A drowning victim is drowning. The guy who pulls him out does the saving.
Accepting a gift comes at no expense to the recipient. That by definition.