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Verse of the Day (June 1, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 1, 2020) #BMSeminary – Chapters 21 and 22 are a description of the eternal state (following the Millennium and the final judgment), centering in the new Jerusalem as the eternal habitation of the saved (cf. Heb. 11:10; 12:22–24). The first heaven and the first earth are replaced by a new heaven and a new earth, predicted by Isaiah (cf. Is. 65:17; 66:22). The present universe will thus be cleansed from all the effects of sin (cf. 2 Pet. 3:7, 10–13). Since there will be no more sea, the increased land space will be fully capable of handling large numbers of redeemed people from all ages. The New Jerusalem is fully described in 21:10–22:5. It is a holy city, totally separate from sin (cf. vv. 8, 27; 22:15). It is being prepared (Gr. hetoimazō, cf. John 14:3) as the habitation of the bride of Christ (cf. v. 9). From God shows its divine purpose, and out of heaven its divine origin. Tabernacle of God: The presence of God will be with His people, and He will forever dwell with them. A primary purpose of redemption will be accomplished: the complete fellowship of God with His redeemed people. In the eternal state, there will be no tears, death, sorrow, crying, or pain. Everything will become new. God’s promises are true, and He is always faithful to His Word (cf. 19:11). [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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