The Restoration

Non-Negotiables

The Restoration

Revelation 21

All Things will be Made New

  • We see a NEW heaven and a new earth
    • Isaiah 65: 17
      • 17 “For I will create a new heaven and a new earth;
        the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.
    • Isaiah 66: 22
      • 22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth,
        which I will make, will endure before Me”—
        this is the Lord’s declaration— “so your offspring and your name will endure.”
  • The supreme GLORY of heaven is the person and presence of God
  • What will it be like to live in God’s presence?
    • Believers will enjoy unhindered FELLOWSHIP with God
    • Believers will see GOD as He is
    • Believers will WORSHIP God
    • Believers will SERVE God
  • Life in heaven will be dramatically BETTER than anything we have ever experienced or known in this world, but not entirely DIFFERENT

The Citizens of Heaven

  • Who will OCCUPY the new heaven and new earth?
    • The THIRSTY – Matthew 5:6
      • Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed,
        for they will be filled.
    • Those who CONQUER1 John 5: 4-5
      • because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith. And who is the one who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Who will be EXCLUDED from the new heaven and new earth?

The Capital City of Heaven

  • We see the new city JERUSALEM
    • The occupants make up what is known as the BRIDE of Christ
    • The eternal city of heaven will be a place of INDESCRIBABLE beauty where the righteous will reign with God forever

Our earthly home is TEMPORARY.  Heaven is forever.  Our earthly home is decaying.  Heaven is UNBREAKABLE.  Our earthy home will DISAPPOINT. Heaven never will.

 

– Matt Wethington