by Stephen Whitney

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Eternal Life (7 of 7)
Series: Heaven
Stephen Whitney
Revelation 22:1-5

Oswald Chambers was a British Bible teacher and chaplain to soldiers in World War I in North Africa. He is best known for the devotional book My Utmost For His Highest which his wife wrote from the devotionals he gave to soldiers during the war. He loved the poetry of English poet Robert Browning and often quoted a phrase from the poem by him titled Rabbi Ben Ezra: ''The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made.''

As principle of the Bible Training College in London from 1911 to 1915, Chambers often said that the school's initials, BTC also stood for ''Better To Come.'' He believed that the future was always bright because we have the hope of heaven.

For the Christian our hope is centered in Christ who has done to heaven to prepare a place for us to live with him for all eternity.

As we look at the inside of the New Jerusalem it seems to be like a beautiful garden which reminds us of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:10-14 where everything was perfect before sin entered. The blessings of heaven will restore what we lost because of sin.

FROM GOD :1 Water of life - symbol of eternal life given to us by God. John 4:13-14 Jesus said to the woman at the well, ''Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.''

The spiritual life which Christ gives those who believe in him continues to develop until it reaches its perfection in eternal life.

Bright as crystal - like everything else in heaven it reflects the glory of God so that we might honor and worship him continually.

This river continually flows from the throne of God to give eternal life to those in heaven like water gives life to everything on earth. Illlustration During an epidemic that was raging in New York City in 1864 Pastor Robert Lowry thought about the many friends ...

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