Revelation

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Revelation - 24 Feb 2006

In yesterday’s Blog I wrote a little about Genesis and the Beginning: Creation. Today I am writing about the final restoration.

I often refer to this planet Earth as our “fallen world” – the result of the disobedience of the first humans who were expelled from Eden, where there was no death.

Chapter 21 of the Book of Revelation describes the restoration of God’s original intent. Verse 4 of this chapter states:

4. and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

Verse 6 speaks of the beginning as well as the end:

6. And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.

Note: Several years ago I heard about a “psychic” who claimed to be “seeing” someone’s male relative who had died. The “psychic” claimed that she was seeing the man in heaven fishing, his favorite pastime while on earth. Anyone who knew his or her Bible would know right away that the “psychic” was lying. There can be no pain, death, or exploitation of any sort in heaven; therefore there can be no fishing.
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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