• The Beauties of Heaven Devotional

    Revelation 21

    The greatest aspect of heaven is the presence of God. Our worship should serve as a brief taste of the glories of being in His presence. Remember as you go to public worship this Sunday that you are entering the glorious presence of the High King of the universe. View Resource

  • The Heavenly Mount Zion Devotional

    Revelation 21

    We must always read the Old Testament in light of the new covenant revelation in Christ Jesus, the final Word of God to His people (Heb. 1:1–4). The nations have begun to go up to the temple of the Lord in going to Christ, God’s true temple (John 2:18–22), and this will be consummated when the heavenly Jerusalem descends to earth. Then, all of the redeemed will fulfill the purpose for which God made us as we worship Him forever. View Resource

  • The New Jerusalem Devotional

    Revelation 21

    In Romans 8:18, the apostle Paul tells us that “the sufferings of the present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Only when we take an eternal perspective can we be confident that the pain of our present sufferings will be crushed by the joys of heaven. Are you looking forward to heaven? Are you looking forward to the return of Christ? Ask the Lord to enable you to endure your suffering as you long for the Lord’s return. View Resource

  • Our Joy to Come Devotional

    Revelation 21

    It might be hard to imagine, but being able to see our Lord face-to-face is going to be the most incredible sight we could ever experience. We will be so enthralled with His beauty that we will never tire of gazing upon Him in His glory. We will never be bored in learning more about our infinite Creator. We will always rejoice in His perfect love. Our suffering will have been worth it because it will have led to the vision of God’s full beauty and glory. View Resource

  • A Renewed Creation Devotional

    Revelation 21

    The ultimate Christian hope is not a disembodied spiritual existence but a resurrected body in which we perfectly bring glory to God and reflect His awesome holiness. We will be finally and fully complete at our resurrection as our entire selves — body and soul — will function just as the Lord originally designed us. Sin will no longer be a problem, and we will never have to fear that we will suffer again. View Resource

  • No More Tears Devotional

    Revelation 21:1–22:5

    Try to imagine the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. Maybe it is a painting, a landscape, or a person. As wonderful as that image may be, it cannot be compared to the beauty we will see when we gaze on the Lord’s face. May we be like the psalmist and long to see Him above all else (Ps. 27:4). As far as you are able, work to incorporate beauty into your private devotion. Paint a picture to God’s glory or sing a beautiful song to Him. For further study: View Resource

  • Saying Goodbye to the Former Things Devotional

    Revelation 21:1–22:5

    The Bible depicts the vision of God’s face as the supreme blessing of salvation (Num. 6:22–27; 1 Cor. 13:12; 1 John 3:2). We can hardly envision what seeing our Lord’s countenance will be like, but it will be far more wonderful than the most glorious reality we can imagine. When we see God face-to-face, we will be enraptured with His beauty that will consume us for eternity and never bore us. May we long for that day and let that hope shape us in all the years to come. View Resource

  • Saying Goodbye to the Former Things Devotional

    Revelation 21:1–22:5

    The Bible depicts the vision of God’s face as the supreme blessing of salvation (Num. 6:22–27; 1 Cor. 13:12; 1 John 3:2). We can hardly envision what seeing our Lord’s countenance will be like, but it will be far more wonderful than the most glorious reality we can imagine. When we see God face-to-face, we will be enraptured with His beauty that will consume us for eternity and never bore us. May we long for that day and let that hope shape us in all the years to come. View Resource

  • Yielding Its Fruit Devotional

    Revelation 21:1-22:5

    The final destiny God has ordained for all of those in Christ Jesus is not an intangible, spiritual existence, but a resurrected, glorified life in a renewed creation. The earth will not be thrown away but will be restored. As believers, we are required to help make this a reality by the power of the Holy Spirit through obedience to the Great Commission. Thank the Lord that you will reign with Him in the new earth and do what you can to take care of His world even now. View Resource

  • The New Jerusalem Devotional

    Revelation 21:9–27

    We make real progress in holiness in this life as the Holy Spirit sanctifies us and conforms us to the image of Christ. However, we still await the Lord’s return in order for us to be fully perfected in righteousness. As we grow in holiness and the awareness of our own sin, we always see just how far short of His glory that we fall, and we are reminded that we need Him to set all things right. Let us pursue holiness, trusting that He will consummate His good work in us. View Resource