Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
[This world is not now newly created, but newly opened, and filled with all those who are the beneficiaries of it. The new heaven and the new earth will not then be distinctive; the very earth of the saints, their glorified bodies, will now be spiritual and heavenly, and suitable to those pure and bright mansions. To make way for the beginning of this new world, the old world, with all its troubles and commotions, has passed away.] “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, PREPARED AS A BRIDE BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED FOR HER HUSBAND. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! GOD’S DWELLING PLACE IS NOW AMONG THE PEOPLE, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev. 21:1-4) [Though I have said before that where I am going you cannot come now, do not think that we shall be continually separated. I am going to that state of glory where there is not only a place of absolute importance for myself, but also places for all my disciples; – several degrees of glory, well-matched to the various capabilities and accomplishments of each of my followers.] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, WOULD I HAVE TOLD YOU that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also MAY BE WHERE I AM. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:1-4) [Christ is the Way: By his doctrine, By his example, By his sacrifice, By his Spirit!] “Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so HOW CAN WE KNOW THE WAY?” Jesus answered, “I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:5-7)
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that JESUS IS THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!