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Finding Hope in: The New Kingdom

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. (Revelation 21:1)

As we live in a world full of sin and brokenness, it is difficult to comprehend a new heaven and a new earth, free from what we have so long been accustomed to. Even so, we can cling to the hope that all our pains from this world will soon vanish, and we have faith for a new life in the presence of our Maker. The closer we draw to God, the more hope we have as we come to discover His unmistakable love for His cherished people. If we can remember that all things good in our life come from God, we get a taste of our inheritance. As we wait, we trust in God that He is working all things for the good so that we may join in this beautiful discovery of the hope that awaits us at His soon return.

My ways are not your ways, as you currently live in the broken world full of deceit. You can have hope that if you believe in My son and accept My gift of salvation that one day soon you will come to see My wonderful works in all their beauty. Your eyes will be opened to the streets of gold and the mansions that await you in paradise. Do not expect what your mind cannot fathom, but trust in the wonder of My works. I do not open up the mystery to you just yet because you are growing in your faith walk so that you may one day walk down the heavenly streets among treasures bearing much fruit in an endless paradise. I want no one to be left out on this great expedition; therefore, pray for the salvation of your friends and family, for the time will soon run out.

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:3–5)

Prayer for the Day

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me the hope in a new kingdom. Please help me to prepare for this new kingdom and to live each day in great expectancy of a better way of life. Please help me to see the hope of the next life even today, despite life’s struggles. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

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