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THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION (24 of 24)
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, turn with me now to the Book of the
Revelation, chapter 21 and verse 5. We are coming into
the great last two chapters of this book, dealing with
the new heavens and the new earth and the new
We begin now with 21:5. We have found there will be a
new heaven and a new earth. There will be no more sea,
and John said he saw the new Jerusalem coming down
from God out of heaven. The tabernacle of God will be
with men. God will dwell with them. He will be our
God; we shall be His people. He will wipe away every
tear from our eyes There will be no more death,
neither sorrow nor crying nor any more pain, for the
former things are passed away. This is taught us in
the first four verses of this great chapter. What a
fulfillment of God's plan we have here! We see that
God's plan for the human race is ultimate blessing,
Beginning with verse 5 we read, "And He that sat upon
the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new.
And He said unto me (John), Write; for these words are
true and faithful."
>From the very throne comes the work of God. What is
God doing? He is making all things NEW. The Greek word
new here is kainos and it means "fresh, that which is
always new and fresh and beautiful." My beloved
friends, the world has become old with sin. Sin has
brought a curse upon the entire race, the animal
kingdom, the vegetable kingdom, the human race, the
very heavens and the very earth. But God is making all
What Is God Doing?
Somebody says, "Why doesn't God do something?" He IS
doing something in the midst of the wars and violence
and racial distress and all the other agonies of men!
God is moving through the ages with a single purpose,
and that purpose is to make ALL THINGS NEW! All things
must be new for HIM to dwell in! God will not put up
with anything that ...
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