by Michael Lewis
May 16, 2021
“I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell.” 2 Cor. 12:4
We cannot hope for what we cannot imagine.
Revelation 21:1-4; 22-27; 22:3-5
1. Hearing, “Don’t be afraid.”
Fear has been the constant companion of people since we were kicked-out of the garden.
Where in the world can we say: “Evil will never enter here?”
Over 300 times people are either told to “Not to be afraid,” or they say fear was a barrier between them and God.
Adam answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” -Genesis 3:10
“The sea was gone.” Rev. 21:1
“I saw the beast coming out of the sea.” Rev. 13:1
“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look, I am alive forever and ever!” -Rev. 1:17,18
2. Saying, “Nothing lasts forever.”
“Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death.” -Revelation 20:14
3. Responding, “I would love to, but I don’t have time.”
“…there will no night there…” -Revelation 21:25
“Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’” -Revelation 4:8
“…they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night…” -Revelation 7:15
“They will see his face…There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” -Revelation 22:5
4. No one will need to say, “My bad.”
“So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles.” -2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NCV)
5. We’ll never ask, “Where’s God?”