Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:6-8)

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6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life.

Then he said to me, “It is done! God’s judgment on a sinful world has been completed and justice was served.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. This is a title that only belongs to Yahweh [which means I AM the Eternal One found in Exodus 3] and here in the Book of Revelation it belongs to Jesus Christ [Revelation 1:17-18]

I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life. Salvation is always free by placing one’s faith in the work of Jesus’ death and resurrection for one’s sins.


7 The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son.

The one who conquers is in reference to conquering a sinful lifestyle [see the list in verse 8], a life lived without God in their hearts. Without the Holy Spirit in one’s heart, there will be no restraint in curving the sinful craving.

and I will be his God, and he will be my son. Salvation is not only acquiring eternal life but it is also being adopted into God’s family.


8 But the cowards, faithless, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1. Cowards-Those who profess to be Christians but are ashamed of the Word of God by compromising the truth. False converts.

2. Faithless-A person who chooses not to believe in the God who is revealed in Scripture. Instead, they live for the pleasures of this world.

3. Detestable-Living a life of Atheism, Homosexuality, Beastiality, Abortionist, Trans-Gender, and Witchcraft.

3. Murderers-Killing people for hatred of all kinds, money, and revenge.

4. Sexually Immoral-Sexual lust which includes Homosexuality, Adultery, Fornication, and Beastiality.

5. Sorcerers-Those who practice witchcraft of any kind which includes New Age, Satanism, Voodoo, Santeria [a Spanish form of Voodoo], and Catholicism [prayers for the dead].

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

9 “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not imitate the detestable customs of those nations. 10 No one among you is to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery, 11 cast spells, consult a medium or a spiritist, or inquire of the dead. 12 Everyone who does these acts is detestable to the Lord, and the Lord your God is driving out the nations before you because of these detestable acts.

Insight: Idolatry 

Anyone or anything that takes preeminence over Christ. 

6. Idolaters-Any religion that worships statues and prays to them. The worship of money, self, any type of worldly material, leaders, and spiritual leaders can become idolatry. 

7. Liars-Those who always bend the truth to get their way. That type of language is Satanic

John 8:44

44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Everyone who lives a life from the list mentioned above, will at death be thrown into the Lake of Fire for rejecting the only person that can forgive sins, Jesus Christ.

 

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Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:1-5)

The New Earth

1. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

The phrase “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth” reveals that the new earth will be without sin and God the Father and God the Son will live with men for all eternity.

The phrase “for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away” details how it will happen which is found in 2 Peter 3:10 which says, But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. NASB


2 I also saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

The holy city, the new Jerusalem is where God Himself is going to live [Revelation 21:22-26] once it is placed on the new earth.


3 Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God.

An announcement will be pronounced in heaven that God’s purpose since the beginning of creation will take place, to live with us. The reason why God, after the new earth is created, will live with men is that sin will be eradicated.


4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away.

With our new body [spiritual body 1 Corinthians 15:44] which will be without sin, we will experience unimaginable joy for all eternity. The nature of sin [envy, deceit, selfishness, the love of money/material, murder, evil intentions, lust, the worship of idols, and death] will end once and for all.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

54 When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place:

Death has been swallowed up in victory.

55 Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!


5 Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”

The phrase “Then the one seated on the throne” Is in reference to Jesus Christ [compare John 12:39-41 to Isaiah 6:1-10]

The phrase “these words are faithful and true.” Shows that Jesus Himself testifies to the reliability of the Word of God.

Praise Be To The Lord Jesus Christ For He Is Good

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Lord, I lift up my hands to You in prayer to honor Your name.

How great are Your ways, Lord, You even take notice of me when I seek Your face. All that You do is right and good to those who seek You.

I praise You, Lord Jesus, for Your death and resurrection. You washed me clean by Your blood [death on the cross] and forgave all of my sins against You O Lord.

Even in my darkest hour, You are my light which shows me the path to take. You provide and sustain me O Lord my God, with the things I need to survive in this world and with faith for things in the spiritual world.

When I feel tired or angry my faith in You does not fail, how can it, for I remember all that You have done for me. My soul hungers for You O Lord, even if I walk away from You, my soul clings [remembers] to what You have done for me.

Your salvation, rescues, provisions, Your love, and knowing that You are coming back to take me so that I could be where You are at.

I would like to thank You my Lord Jesus for everything You have and will continue to do in my life. I also, thank You for the Holy Spirit who guides me, instructs me, convicts me of sin, and reveals to me Your will. May my love for You, Jesus, continues to grow and get even stronger.

Use me to encourage those who don’t know You yet, to give their lives to You, Lord. I praise You today, in Jesus name.