Truth That Matters

"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Jesus Christ

Eternity

Whereas the Millenium saw the earth being renewed, it's now time for a completely new creation:
"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." - Revelation 21:1
What about us?
"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 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: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb." - Revelation 21:2,11-14
Features of the new Jerusalem and life in it:
  • It is a cube of side length 2220 km (Revelation 21:16). Around 100 such cubes would fit into the volume of the earth today.
  • There will be no pain, sadness or suffering there - Revelation 21:4
  • It has a two hundred feet wall of jasper (Revelation 21:17,18)
  • The city itself is made of highly polished gold (v18)
  • The wall is adorned with precious stones (Revelation 21:19), and it has pearly gates (v21)
  • There's no sun or light or temple needed. The very presence of God is illumination enough (v23)
  • The river of the water of life proceeded out of the throne of God, and on either side were the tree of life (v1,2)
This will be our eternal home. Will it get boring after some time? In our present realm of existence, it seems inconceivable that we can enjoy the same situation eternally. But eternity will not be time as we know it now. It will be another realm of existence altogether, and we'll find it enjoyable.

This is what a Christian in the Middle Ages had to say: "The more heavenward your vision is today, the more you will be able to love the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ". May God help us to earnestly wait for the Rapture, and meanwhile, when we are here on earth, to make the best use of our time in His service.