Revelation 22:3 (NIV) No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him;
Proverbs 30:5b (KJV) weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning;
Isaiah 65:17-25 (ESV); Romans 4:1-12 (NIV); Revelation 21:4-27 (NIV);
Revelation 21:4 (NIV) 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;
Isaiah 65:17 (NIV) “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind;
2 Peter 1:12-14 (NIV) So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me;
Hebrews 11:10 (NIV); For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God; 2 Peter 3:10-13 (Peter’s reference to the New Heaven and New Earth); Genesis 1:1 (NIV) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; Revelation 1:9-10 (NIV) I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet;
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: Revelation 21:4-8 (ESV)
II. READ THE PERICOPE: Revelation 21:4-8 (ESV)
III. READ THE TEXT: Revelation 21:4 (ESV) 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.
IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to affirm to others – while tears, pain, and death still exist
Memory and recall is important.
It’s my opinion that it’s important for us all to remember and NOT to forget certain things.
Dictionary.com defines “memory” as the mental capacity … of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions … or of recalling … and recognizing previous experiences.
a. As a born again believer I always the member the gift that Jesus Christ gave to me at Calvary for my sins. He was crucified for my past,present and future sins.
b. AND WE, ALSO, RECALL that there is a price, and a cost associated with the freedom that we – and our fellow born again Christians– around the world – enjoy.
c. Therefore, Today, I stand here to remind everyone under the sounds of my voice that it’s important to remember that “Freedom Is not Free”!
d. The Apostle Peter says in 2 Peter 1:12-14 (NIV) and I quote: “So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
e. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.”
f. Yes, my brothers and sisters, there is a price that is often paid for freedom!
g. This price that has to be paid … doesn’t arrive to us by way of our postal service or friendly mail carrier/mailman/Paxi or any other podt office service like fast mail.
h. But, strangely enough this price doesn’t have to be continuously paid as Jesus Christ said it is finished when he gave up his breath meaning he paid it all and in full(Dhis mercies are new every morning, I wonder why other preachers alude that we still have to do something to add to the payment, it’s like there is a payment plan setup to continuously pay subscription of the sins we might do in the present and 5he future I personally find it disturbing)
i. The bible reminds us,that the price has never been free; and it has always been paid by way of DEATH.
In conclusion let me put it this way:
a. God will even wipe all of our tears away (Rev21).
b. What wonderful changes there will be when we enter eternity!
c. Gen 1:1 (NIV) reminds us that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.null
d. And in our Scripture Reading today …
e. … John the Revelator … exiled … on the Greek Island of Patmos …
f. … Reminds us all that there is COMING a time when … God will dwell personally with His people in a glorious and intimate way in the New Jerusalem.
g. There will be no more tears, death, or sorrow.
h. The curse – described in Gen3:14-19 – that is responsible for tears, death, and sorrow will be removed.
i. Everything that came by way of sin will be removed and WIPED away …