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Chapter 4: His Will for Heaven and the World to Come
John saw into the future by the Spirit of God. He saw what’s still ahead of us. This is not a fairy
tale or just something that someone imagined. This is your future that we’re reading about right
here. In a very short time, you and I and many more like us will be experiencing these verses.
Can you get excited about it? This is our future.
In Revelation 21:1, he said, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and
the first earth were passed away….” What happened to the old earth? It passed away.
Some say, “Save the planet!” We can’t save it. Now, there’s no need in seeing how quickly we
can mess it up, but we, in the truest sense of the word, are not going to save the planet.
Revelation even tells us how it’s going to end. I won’t get into that, but it describes it exactly,
talking about things that scientists have talked about. It already tells us how it’s happening. The
planet is not going to survive like it is. How is it going to end? The Bible says the elements are
going to melt with fervent heat. The whole surface of the planet is going to melt. The surface, the
atmosphere, everything is going. The planet as we know it is going to be gone. (2 Peter 3:10)
But God is creating a new one that is perfect, the way He started the old one, and you and I are
going to be there and be a part of it. This time, nobody is messing it up.
The fourth reason we are sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed is because of
heaven—His will for heaven and the world to come.
You might ask me, “Do you really believe all that?” Every word, and it makes me happy, too.
John said, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were
passed away; and there was no more sea.” You’ve got a lot more real estate like that, because
most of this planet is covered in water. He said in verse 2, “I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” God’s
going to live with us. Hallelujah! Verse 3 says, “I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
Someone might ask, “Where do you stay? Where do you live?”
“I live with God. We all live in the same place. We live with Him. He lives with us.” Glory to
They will ask, “Where is God?”
You will say, “He’s right over there? Do you want to go see Him?”
We’ll be able to physically—in bodies that you can touch—walk to the throne. We will live
together. It makes you want to say, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus, let’s do it now.” It will happen
quickly enough.
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