Bible Ballistics: BBs #102 No More Tears???
No, I’m not talking about children’s shampoo!! I’m talking about all the sorrow, grief, confusion, hurt, and frustrations of life that bring tears and pain. A time is coming, for the children of God, when all those tears will be dried to never return.
Our Lord Jesus is returning for His own!! Not only His own people, but also His own ‘heaven and the earth’. That ‘In the beginning God’, in the person of Jesus Christ the Son, will return to reclaim—redeem—that which is His. That which He ‘redeemed’ (paid for) with His own blood at Calvary! Because of His sacrifice, we can have not only life here, but also eternal, glorious, perfect life with God in Heaven. Yes, I believe in Heaven!!! Not because of books or movies, but because my God said so in His Word!!! What do you believe? Why? Here’s what God has to say.
Revelation 21:4-5, “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.”
Our God will overcome, and we as His children will be with Him. The curse of Eden will be triumphed over by our coming Lord. He will restore things on planet earth, but there is a time coming when even that will perish and He will ‘make all things new’!!! Sin will be gone, and with it the sorrows it ‘created’. I’m ready, how about you? The thing to be sure of is that we are the children of God!!! How?
John 1:11-14, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
John 3:3-5, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” **The Holy Spirit is the vehicle that imparts the new birth to us–makes us ‘born… of God‘.**
So??? Here’s our shot for today.
Have you been “born again”?
Have you been “born…of the will…of God”?
Have you been “born of water and of the Spirit”? (see ** above)
Your answer will determine the future of your tears!!! Will you spend eternity with God in heaven? If you have believed in Jesus, and have received the ‘new birth’ from God, are you sharing the truth with those around you? Let’s be sure we’re not keeping the ‘good news’ of the gospel to ourselves?
Have a blessed day in the Lord—
trust Him if you haven’t –
love and obey Him if you have!!!
The eternal destiny of those around you may depend on YOU!!!
Prayers and weeping now for great reward, but joy comes in the morning!!!
Psalm 30:5, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
I’m ready. Are you?