TOPIC: THE NEW JERUSALEM
[DCLM DAILY MANNA 11 NOVEMBER 2018 DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR WILLIAM FOLORUNSO KUMUYI]
Text: Isaiah 27:1-13 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem” (Isaiah 27:13).
The age in which we live is referred to in the Scriptures as the “last days”. This age is very significant in the plan of God as it will usher us into another important series of events called “eschatology”.
A day has been appointed when Christ will destroy the power of death and the devil. This event will take place at the battle of Armageddon where armies of the Antichrist will be slaughtered. This last attempt by Satan to wrongfully take the kingdom from Christ will fail. The vineyard, the Church (Christians) will be preserved from the night of affliction and persecution.
The present dispensation is called the Church age which is characterised by evil, the dominion of Satan, darkness, ungodliness and all manner of sins. Plus, there is and will be a denial of God, Christ, faith and Christian living. This is because, the devil and all his fallen angels, walk to and fro the whole earth. With the final judgment of sinners and the defeat of the old serpent, God will replace this polluted earth with a new earth and a new heaven that will match His glory, holiness and righteousness (Revelation 21:1-4).
The great, holy and eternal heaven will have New Jerusalem as its capital. Here, Christ and all the saints from all ages will reside forever. The New Jerusalem is a material city, not a mythical one. Its beauty is beyond comprehension. Will you be there? No sin can enter there. Every believer must remain faithful and steadfast in the Lord while the sinner must repent and be saved. The backslider must return to the Lord immediately. We must not miss the glories of the New Jerusalem. If you are truly born again, then hold fast to your faith in Christ until the end.
Thought For The Day: To miss heaven is to weep inconsolably for ever.
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