Today at my Greensboro, NC church, Daystar, the pastor asked the question if we knew why Jesus came? I had to really stop and think about all of the reasons He came. My first thought was so I could have everlasting life and be forgiven of my multitude of sins. I didn’t think past this. Jesus also said in His word that He was going to prepare a place for us so that where He is we may be also.
Therefore, there are some things I must do to prepare for this place. I first must do what God created me to do, which is to lead others to Christ. I also must follow His word so that my soul is right for such a place that He has prepared.
These thoughts then lead me to thinking about that place. In Revelations we learn of the new heaven and earth. What a mighty God we serve. He has put so much thought into us and making a great place of love and peace for us.
Do you know why Jesus came? What are your thoughts on the new heave and earth? Are you using this time that God is giving unto you to truly be what He has created you to be and are you preparing yours sould for the promised land? Why did Jesus come?
New International Version (NIV)
A New Heaven and a New Earth
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Dr Lisa Melton