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Heavenly Paradise Coming to Earth

2017-07-07

  • Following the Great White Throne Judgment of the second resurrection.
  • Heavenly paradise on earth.

Rev. 21:1 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.
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And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from Elohim out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
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And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of Elohim is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and Yahweh himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim.
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And Elohim shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

  • For those found worthy of Yahweh’s calling, this is the prize.
  • After the Millennium (and the second death), Yahweh our Father will bring His holy city, New Jerusalem, to earth.
  • In His Kingdom there will be no more tears, no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, and no more pain.
  • Imagine such a paradise!
  • Yahweh Himself will finally make His abode with men.
  • He will be their Mighty One and they shall be His people.
  • That has been His desire and plan for mankind from the beginning.

Rev. 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from Elohim,
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Having the glory of Elohim: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
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And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
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On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
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And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Rev. 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
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And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
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The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
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And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
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And I saw no temple therein : for Yahweh El Shaddai and the Lamb are the temple of it.
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And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of Elohim did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

  • The description of this city is breathtaking.
  • Imagine walls of jasper and streets of transparent gold!
  • Rulership in this Kingdom on earth awaits those who devote their lives now to our Father Yahweh.
  • Our lives are transitory; the life to come is eternal, full of happiness and blessings beyond measure.
  • There will be no end to Yahweh’s Kingdom.
  • Regardless of our current trials in this world, we have hope for a wonderful promise ahead if we prove faithful to the end.
  • Time to Make a Critical Decision

  • Scripture speaks of two resurrections.
  • How we live now will determine whether we receive everlasting life in the first resurrection or face judgment in the second resurrection.

Dan. 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

  • Daniel distinguishes the two resurrections here.
  • Only two possibilities exist in the second resurrection.
  • We will either be raised to everlasting life or be condemned to everlasting contempt.
  • Our fate will be determined by the lives we live now.
  • If we strive to live a moral, obedient life according to our Father’s Word, we will have an opportunity for everlasting life.

Phil. 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
• That message is the same today.

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