This world is not our home

Revelation 21:22-27 through Revelation 22:1-6


Have you ever come home after traveling and experienced a feeling of security and delight? There’s often a reassuring sense of comfort upon opening the door to familiar things and the awareness of being where you belong.

The apostle John was given glimpses of our future home, the new Jerusalem. You may be surprised to know that there were no church buildings in John’s vision, “for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple” (Revelation 21:22). No longer will denominations divide up the body of Christ. Nor will the sun or moon shine on the city in that day, “for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb” (Revelation 21:23). Imagine—no need for electricity.

Another feature of our future home is that its gates will always be open. Since sin won’t be a factor, locks will not be necessary. In fact, nothing tainted will ever enter that future residence—not even death or decay. The abundant life we look forward to in Christ will be pure and unmarred.

That feeling you have when you open your front door is but a hint of what we’ll feel upon arriving at the heavenly place our Father has prepared for us. All will be restored, and we’ll at last truly be home.

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