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Read Revelation 21:10 and 22:1-5

Wednesday

Read Revelation 21:10 and 22:1-5

21:10 The Spirit took control of me, and the angel carried me to the top of a very high mountain. He showed me Jerusalem, the Holy City, coming down out of heaven from God.

22 The angel also showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, and coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 and flowing down the middle of the city's street. On each side of the river was the tree of life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for the healing of the nations. 3 Nothing that is under God's curse will be found in the city.

The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will worship him. 4 [a]They will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no more night, and they will not need lamps or sunlight, because the Lord God will be their light, and they will rule as kings forever and ever.

Footnotes:
Revelation 22:4 2Esd 7:98
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Verse 10 of chapter 21 reminds us that heaven comes to Earth.  With the coming of the Kingdom of God is this picture of abundance; of needs met; of healing and wholeness.  God's intimate presence will be so pervasive that it is like daylight - shining on everything.

Pray

2 See the streams of living waters,
springing from eternal love,
well supply thy sons and daughters,
and all fear of want remove;
who can faint while such a river
ever flows their thirst t'assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
never fails from age to age.


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