John saw new heaven and a new earth. The old heaven and earth will not still exist. There will be no sea. The sea covers much of this old earth. The new earth will be very different from the old earth. But the new earth will be a better place for people to live. The future of God’s saints is to live on the new earth. In the new Jerusalem. John did not only see a new heaven and a new earth. He saw a city that came down from heaven. This was the New Jerusalem. This city is the Jerusalem that is above (Galatians 4: 26). God designed it and God built it (Hebrews 11: 10). It is the city of God, which Jesus spoke about in Jh 14: 1-3, it will come down out of heaven from God Rev 3: 12. The New Jerusalem is where God’s saints will live. And God himself will live there with them. John saw that the New Jerusalem and it was so beautiful. It reminded him of a lovely bride. It was like a bride who is coming to her wedding.
Therefore the saints are not the bride of Christ, we are the body of Christ. We will come down in the New Jerusalem as the bride of Christ. We will come from every tribe, people, language, and nation Rev 5: 9. The Holy Spirit lives in the saints now. We are the temple God. But we have fellowship with the Holy Spirit by faith. We do not see Him now. But in the New Jerusalem, we will see God face to face and His name will be on our forehead Rev 22: 4. We will know Him in a new way.
The Lord will remove all the effects of sin. The Lord Jesus has defeated death. So nobody will ever die. There will be no reason to cry. There will be no more pain. Death and pain belonged to the old world. The world we know and these things will not still exist. Nobody will weep or cry in the new world. There will be happiness, and pleasure of joy and peace. You will not remember the former things, nor will they come to mind’ (Isaiah 65: 17). God then told John to write, What I say is true. All that is written in the book will happen. We can be sure about everything that God has said. And all these things are still in the future. John saw things as they will be after the 1000 years reign of Christ. He saw beyond the great white throne where Jesus Christ will be the judge of all people.
We cannot see the future because it has not happened. But God is in the past, the present and the future. He sees the future as if it were the past. He is the beginning and the end. God will give water to those who desire to drink. This phrase describes those who look for the truth. God gives them life in Christ. This life is the gift of God. Nobody can earn or buy this life. Those who overcome will eat the fruit of the tree of life (Revelation 2: 7).
The second death cannot hurt them (Revelation 2: 11). God will give them some of the hidden manna. They will receive a white stone with a new name on it (Revelation 2: 17). They will rule the nations (Revelation 2: 26). Their names will be in the book of life (Revelation 3: 5). They will be like columns in the temple of God (Revelation 3: 12). They will sit with Christ on his throne (Revelation 3: 21). More than all these things, God says, ‘I will be their God. They will be my children.’ Jh 1: 10-13. And all the people that will suffer the second death. Is because they refused to believe in Jesus Christ as they Lord and Savior. They could not benefit from what Jesus has done on the cross. They have to pay the price for their own sins.
The second death which is the lake of fire. The bible gave a list of the wicked that will have no part in the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11. The people of God may have done such things. But God has forgiven them of their sins and threw them in the sea of forgetfulness. They have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. He has paid for all their sins by his death. Yes, their home  will be with God in the New Jerusalem. Come to Me, Jesus is still saying, to all of you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Try Jesus my friend, if you don’t like Him, the devil will always take you back. Sholom. Jh 14: 27.
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