Revelation 21:4

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Friday February 17, 2023

Revelation 21:4
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no
more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more
pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Oh, what a day, when all that has defiled this world shall be no more! Sin shall be no more.

Think of it: we shall never grieve our Savior anymore!

The one and only real sorrow of the Christian is his sorrow because of sin. That sorrow never leaves him.

The Christian is permitted to believe in a full forgiveness for all sin for Jesus’ sake. Yes, all that she has thought, and said, and done is blotted out and cast into the sea of oblivion.

Nevertheless, sorrow because of sin never subsides. On the contrary, it becomes ever deeper and more painful. The closer we live to the cross of Christ, the harder it becomes for us to endure the fact that we grieve our precious Savior.

“One radiant mom when sinless souls assemble,
Where each desire is born in purity,
No more the thought of wrong shall make us tremble,
But, ransomed, I shall live forever free.”

On that mom sin will be no more in the lives of others either. Never another wicked person to meet. It is difficult to conceive of such a thing. But imagine if everybody about us were like Jesus. Yes, you say, if all people were like Jesus, heaven itself would be in our own very midst. And I agree.

All whom we shall meet on that day will be good, both people and angels. For that reason temptation will be no more. Danger will be no more. Forever within the portals which open in but never out.

All the consequences of sin will be forever gone. No tears, no weariness, no sickness, no sorrow, no longing.

In brief: no disharmony any more. Our whole being, soul and body, will finally be in its rightful element—in God!

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, translator Clarence J. Carlsen (Augsburg, 1994)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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