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The Hope of God’s Future Restoration

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Now, we'll consider, Revelation 21:3-4, “The Hope of God's Future Restoration”.

Open Bible To Revelation 21:3-4

Let's begin, by reading Revelation 21:3-4.

And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God: and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.

Now, let's explore, “The Hope of God's Future Restoration”.

Revelation 21:3-4 provides a glimpse into the future restoration that God has in store for His people. It's part of the vision of the new heaven and new earth, which serves as the climax of the book of Revelation. These verses offer believers a profound hope that extends beyond the trials and tribulations of this world. In this article, we'll delve deeper into these verses and explore their implications for our lives.

God Dwells with His People

The passage begins with, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them…'” The vision of God dwelling with His people harks back to the Garden of Eden, where God walked with Adam and Eve. But it also looks forward to the fulfillment of God's covenant promises to be with His people.

The fact that God's dwelling place is “now among the people” signifies a new level of intimacy and presence. God is not distant or detached; He is with His people, sharing in their lives.

The People of God

The verse continues, “…They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.” Here we see the reciprocal relationship—God is with His people, and they are His. This echoes the covenant language used throughout the Bible, where God declares His commitment to His people.

The End of Sorrow

The next verse, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away,” presents a picture of complete restoration and renewal. The pain, sorrow, and death that characterize the present world will be no more.

The phrase “the old order of things has passed away” signals a radical transformation—a new reality where God's perfect shalom (peace) reigns.

Conclusion: The Hope of Future Restoration

Revelation 21:3-4 provides a beautiful and hopeful vision of God's future restoration. It reassures us that our present trials are temporary and that God has a future of peace and intimacy in store for His people.

As we reflect on these verses, let's be encouraged to persevere in faith, knowing that our future is secure in God. Let's find comfort in the promise that God will dwell with us, that we are His people, and that all sources of pain and sorrow will be removed. And as we live in this hope, let's share it with others, inviting them to experience the life, peace, and future that God offers.

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