NO MORE DEATH, SORROW, CRYING, OR PAIN

Revelation 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Revelation 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Revelation 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Revelation 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 21:22  And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Revelation 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Revelation 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Revelation 21:25  And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Revelation 21:26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Revelation 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

See also  … SALVATION

FATHER OF MERCIES & GOD OF ALL COMFORT

2 Corinthians 1:1-10 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

SHOULD CHRISTIANS DANCE?

This excerpt was taken from a paragraph entitled “MODERN DANCE” at wayoflife …

“Now consider the dance styles. There are basically two, fast and slow. Fast dancing requires a good beat and lively music. It includes all kinds of jiving, pulsating, shaking, and writhing movements of the body determined by the way the music “inspires” a person. Slow dancing involves a slow beat and slow emotional music. Slow dancing involves a guy and a girl with bodies close or pressed together, with a girl’s hands on the shoulders or neck of the guy and the guys hands on the waist, back, or buttocks of the girl. The dance movement is simply slow stepping and swaying side to side with the music.

After taking all of the aspects of teen dances into consideration with Scripture, it is safe to say that born again Christian teens corrupt themselves outwardly and inwardly when they partake of this form of wantonness. The Holy Spirit is grieved, fleshly lusts are fed, spiritual sensitivity is calloused, and personal holiness with an effective testimony is thrown away! If it were possible to separate guys from girls and take away the rock music, nobody would dance. Why? Because there would be no reason to dance. This dancing is unrighteous!

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this … to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).”

JESUS PAID IT ALL!

Here’s a story about the song   … JESUS PAID IT ALL

“On New Year’s night, 1886, some mis­sion­ar­ies were hold­ing open-air serv­ic­es in or­der to att­ract pass­ers­-by to a near-by miss­ion, where meet­ings were to be held later. ‘All to Christ I Owe’ was sung, and af­ter a gen­tle­man had giv­en a short address he hast­ened away to the miss­ion. He soon heard foot­steps close be­hind him and a young wo­man caught up with him and said:

‘I heard you ad­dress­ing the open-air meet­ing just now; do you think, sir, that Jesus could save a sin­ner like me?’

The gen­tle­man re­plied that there was no doubt about that, if she was anx­ious to be saved. She told him that she was a serva­nt girl, and had left her place that morn­ing after a dis­a­gree­ment with her mis­tress. As she had been wan­der­ing about the streets in the dark, won­der­ing where she was to spend the night, the sweet mel­o­dies of this hymn had at­tract­ed her, and she drew near and listened at­tent­ive­ly. As the dif­fer­ent vers­es were be­ing sung, she felt that the words sure­ly had some­thing to do with her. Through the whole serv­ice she seemed to hear what met her op­pressed soul’s need at that moment. God’s Spir­it had showed her what a poor, sin­ful and wretch­ed crea­ture she was, and had led her to ask what she must do. On hear­ing her ex­per­i­ence, the gen­tle­man took her back to the mis­sion and left her with the la­dies in charge. The young, way­ward woman was brought to Christ that night. A si­tu­a­tion was se­cured for her in a min­is­ter’s fam­i­ly. There she be­came ill and had to be tak­en to a hos­pi­tal. She ra­pid­ly failed and it became ev­i­dent that she would not be long on earth. One day the gen­tle­man whom she had met on New Year’s night was vis­it­ing her in the ward. Af­ter quot­ing a few suit­a­ble vers­es of Script­ure, he re­peat­ed her fa­vo­rite hymn, ‘All to Christ I Owe’ … and she seemed over­whelmed with the thought of com­ing to glo­ry … Two hours af­ter­ward she passed away.”