‘When I think of all this, I , Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you gentiles assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you gentiles. As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his spirit he has revealed it to his holy apostles and prophets.’
Only through the body of Christ we have future realities.
‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down for God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be mo more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’
This is the future reality. Far different to what we see now. Its a new kind of world. No kind of evil.
When God first created heaven, he said it was ‘very good’. In the new earth it will be even better. God’s wedding will be there. Everything that is in this earth will be forgotten. All relationship, all bank loans 😉 everything.
It will be paradise.
Revelation 20: 11-15
‘And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before Gods throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.’
The lake of fire is the second death for all unbelievers. Everybody’s name who is not written in the book of life will go there. The lake of fire was not for humans. It was created for fallen angels, not man.
The fallen angels are kept in darkness, even on the earth, until the final day of judgment.
We treat sin very lightly. In fact, sin is destructive. We don’t know the capability of our soul. We are made just under the angels which means we can end up like fallen angels.
God is just. He will not condemn anyone who does good. The future reality is a new heaven and earth. Eternal worship. But also, there is eternal separation from God and eternal fire. we just need to believe in God from our hearts we can say what we will go to heaven. We are in the book of life! Who ever has the son, has life. Paradise. We should prepare ourself, believing in Christ can give you the eternal gladness of heaven.