DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 25 June 2023: A New World
Key Verse: “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 21:4)
TEXT: Revelation 21:1-8 (KJV)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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.
There has been so much talk lately about a new world order. The concept of a new world order emerged from the endless search by world leaders for a better, more peaceful, equitable, prosperous and sustainable world. In this attempt, they have explored diplomatic, economic, military, cultural and technological possibilities. Unfortunately, the world has continued to wallow in increasing crises.
Unlike the elusive humanly conceived new world order, God has an unfailing plan to do away with the present world system and bring in a true new heaven and new earth. As found in today’s text, Apostle John gave a panoramic view of this wonderful transition as revealed to him by God. Here, we see the emergence of new heaven and new earth, the new Jerusalem, the presence and identification of God with the redeemed and their happy eternal state, as well as the doom of the ungodly.
There is no way the human imagination can figure out the nature and beauty of the new world and the holy city infinitely more glorious and incomparable to the present world tainted by sin. In the present world, we are beset by so much troubles. Even our days and seasons of happiness and comfort are often punctuated by sorrowful tears and distress. However, believers’ comfort is that God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, sorrow or pain.
Today, Christ is preparing His bride for the city. Moreover, “we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him… And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2,3).
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Righteous living in this world qualifies you for the new world hereafter.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 11-12
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – A New World – by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 25 June 2023