The Real New World Order Behold him! 21. What law could not do, grace has accomplished. First, if the Lord Jesus makes all things new, then a new birth is possible to you, dear friend, though you have come here to-night in a wrong state of heart, with your sins upon you, binding you fast. You, too, will be driven out of your religious profession and your period of probation, and where will you go? Delivered by C. H. SPURGEON, At the Newington. This is the second death.". I said. In this respect, we are all children, for we eagerly demand the news of the day, and are all too apt to rush after the "many inventions" of the hour. Can he do the same for me?" The house of God, how different it is from what it used to be! A world where every man would have been a priest, and every house a temple, and every garment a vestment, and every meal a sacrifice, and every place holiness to the Lord, for the tabernacle of God would have been among them, and God himself would have dwelt among them! WE shall take these words as referring to heaven. We have the first-fruits of the Spirit, and we groan within ourselves while we wait for the fullness of that new creation. There shall be no injustice towards the poor; there shall be no envying of the rich; there shall be no law to make men slaves; there shall be no power to oppress, because there shall be no will to do it. While men will frequently dote upon the old, they are most easily dazzled by the new. 2 Let us have a little indulgence to-night. Revelation 21:1. The ab. Thus we fell into condemnation through another, and we rise into justification through another. There has also been wrought in us by the work of the Holy Spirit a new life, with all the new feelings, and new desires, and new works which go therewith. 4 Those who have suffered death for their loyalty during the great I want to say to such, if you have been all your lifetime in bondage, you need not remain there any longer; for there is in Jesus the power to make all things new, and to lift you into new delights. Amen. There are children of God who need this text, "Behold, I make all things new," whose sigh is that they so soon grow dull and weary in the ways of God, and therefore they need daily renewing. his Throne. But there was a new heaven and a new earth; but no more sea no We have access to him by the new and living way. 1. _ (G565) Revelation 21:8. But now we draw near to God and speak with our Father with delight. Our gold is dull, opaque; light is blocked out by it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:8 Sermons: But for the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Bible > Revelation > Chapter 21 > Verse 8 Library Free Downloads eBibles Revelation 21:8 I strove hard and kicked against the pricks. Revelation 21:2. [A loud voice, "Ay! Who is the great I? O Lord, we would rejoice and be glad for ever in that which thou dost create. He can make that next sermon of yours, my dear brother minister, quite new and interesting. I am not going to say which is first, the new birth, or faith, or repentance. Also there was no more sea._ Those who are participants in that covenant cannot invalidate it, for it never did depend upon them, but only upon him who was and is their federal head and representative before God. We are crossing the line now. And it is also by the giving of the Holy Ghost, as the result of the ascension of Christ on high, that the world is made new. Compare Isaiah 65:17. The straight way to a perpetual newness and freshness of holy youth is to go to Christ again, just as we did at the first. Nothing stands outside of that all-surrounding circle. While men will frequently dote upon the old, they are most easily dazzled by the new. He that rightly understands the difference between the two covenants has the foundation of sound theology laid in his mind. REVELATION 21:1 TO REVELATION 22:5. Revelation 21:6. Revelation 21:1 Why should some of you be living at a penny a day and starving yourselves, when your Father would give you to live like princes of the blood royal if you would but trust him? Here we do not find any mediatorial kingdom. And I saw a new Heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and Why, it is because we get away from him who says, "Behold, I make all things new." We will never let you go, neither will we cease from our importunate prayers until we get an answer from the throne, and see you saved. For which I thought he was a wise man: but yet I do not wonder if men who have tasted of the grace of God, and feel that the Lord has done great things for them, whereof they are glad, do feel like crying out for joy. 1. Revelation 21:2. This is the clue of many a maze, the open sesame of many a mystery. _cf._ Isaiah 65:17. Oh that you would yield on this first night of the year to him who can make new creatures of you. ver . Oh, I am sure that if we kept up perpetual communion with him, we should keep up a perpetual stream of delights. "The world is crucified unto me," said Paul; and many of you can say the same. "And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new." Genesis 1:1; _Revelation 21:1_ He is a man dressed in the common garments of the poor! As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.. Why, himself. changes in their appearance, that they seemed to be just created CHAPTER 21 Why do we sing, "Dear Lord, and shall we ever live At this poor dying rate?". There is now a contending force within them the old carnal nature inclining to evil, and the new God-given nature panting after perfection. The remaining two chapters describe the eternal and consummated "I make all things new." _a new heaven and a new earth_ Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22; referred A more determined, obstinate rebel than I could scarce have been. Child as I was, and under holy restraint as I was, so as to be kept from gross outward sin, I had a powerful inner nature which would not brook control. - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death; but for the fearful, etc.The construction is changed in the middle of the verse. "Why?" "Yes," says a husband here, "I have prayed for my wife o many times, that I do feel tempted to give it up; it is not likely that I shall ever live to see her saved." Revelation 21:1 (AV). "Behold, I make all things new." The Holy Spirit, though the old nature is still there, has been pleased to put within them a new nature. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. It is most glorious to God and safe to you: do not neglect so great salvation. Oh you who are now children, you were servants a little while ago! It would be a wonderful thing if Niagara when it is in its full descent should be made to leap upwards, and the St. Lawrence and the sea should begin to climb backward to the lakes. To do this you must be new yourself; for as the man is, so his life will be. There is a hand that can give you a gravitation in the opposite direction. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from , The Rider on the White Horse and the Armies With Him 1. The newness which Jesus brings is bright, clear, heavenly, enduring. Revelation 20:11. THE VISION OF THE NEW JERUSALEM. Some of you, my hearers, are servants now, and as servants I would bid you expect your wages. Furthermore, you will say to me, "I desire to lead a new life." That is the right sort of faith. , , . ind. Thus he gives power to the ministry. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3. "He that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new." How ingeniously they bring him in! Revelation 21:8New International Version. The curse fell on him, as it is written, "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree." That is a divine word. Meanwhile, there is no love lost, for the world thinks much the same of us, and therein we can sympathize with Paul when he said, "I am crucified unto the world." We have not, and, therefore, we must leave it, but may you and I have a part in this new creation! "No, no," says the old father, "I used to pray for my boy; he broke my heart; he brought his mother's grey hairs with sorrow to the grave; but he has gone away, and I have not heard of him for years, and I am almost afraid to wish I ever may hear of him again, for he did seem so reckless, that my only comfort is in trying to forget him." But now, in the text there is AN EARNEST CALL for us to consider this work of our Lord. I hear how these people of God cry 'Hallelujah!' Revelation 21:9. Come and lay yourself down at his feet, and ask him to make you new; I beseech you, do this at once! Thus far I have said that the object of Christ was to make a new world, and he began by making a new covenant. Revelation 21:10. He that sitteth on the throne saith, "Behold, I make all things new." as _And I saw_ So it runs, Revelation 19:11; Revelation 20:1; Revelation is to be _set free from its slavery to decay_ (Romans 8:21). NO MORE SEA We died in Adam as to spiritual life, and our death revealed itself in an inward tendency to evil which reigned in our members. _CRITICAL AND EXEGETICAL NOTES_ As for myself, my consciousness of being a new man in Christ Jesus is often as sharp and crisp as my consciousness of being in existence. Praise is our ever new delight; let us baptize the new year into a sea of it. revelation of the things beyond the end. Why, either you and I are turned upside down in nature, or the world is. In his wondrous love our Lord Jesus put us under a new covenant, a covenant of which he became the second Adam, a covenant which ran on this wise, "If thou shalt render perfect obedience and vindicate my justice, then those who are in thee shall not perish, but they shall live because thou livest." , DISCOURSE: 2529 We are "accepted in the Beloved" when we believe in him whom God has set forth to be our righteousness. THE NEW JERUSALEM the first earth had passed away. what a blessed world it would have been! You godly wives, who have ungodly husbands, you shall pray, "Lord, make our husbands new." A better thing still is never to leave him, but to stand for ever at the cross-foot delighting yourself in his all-sufficient sacrifice. You may have some very bad children, or you have some relatives who are going on in sin from bad to worse. But I have to bid you, "Lay your deadly doing down, down at Jesus' feet; Stand in him, in him alone, gloriously complete.". [KAINOS, not NEOS, "entirely new, unused"] Creation Revelation 21:8. Let every one who has left the paths of purity remember how the woman that was a sinner loved much, because much had been forgiven her. They that walk in the light of his countenance can say of the Lord Jesus, "Thou hast the dew of thy youth"; and that dew falls upon those who dwell with him. Look at the text, "Behold I make all things new." These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. Revelation 8 Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible Genesis Intro Revelation Genesis Intro Genesis Intro Revelation Genesis Intro Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Revelation 21:1. What an alteration in Ellen!" He will never drive us from his house. He who in the beginning created the heaven and the earth now reveals to the gaze of faith His second and final world. And you, my dear brother, at the corner of the street where you are often interrupted, perhaps, with foul language, you will feel that you are pleased with your position of self-denial. We have seen many transformed into new parents and new children. You may put it among the most golden sentences like a precious stone in a setting of pure gold, and it will never be out of order come when it may. He had come to make the world new, and to do this he has brought with him what? I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, &C. _A new heaven and a new The last year had become wheezy, croaking, and decrepit, in its old age; and we lay it asleep with a psalm of judgment and mercy. The words he speaks to us to-night are truly divine. HEAVEN. You have grievous trouble because you hear the dearest that you have blaspheming the God you love. Verse 8. I do not know that I admire brethren for calling out in the service as our friends did just now; but I certainly do not blame them. Climb the sides of the hills, ascend into the Alps, and you will not meet with that kind of thing in the pure fresh air. It is like a gibbeted criminal hung up to die. [Several voices, "Amen."] Used by Permission. Lit., as Rev., the sea is no more. 1. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21:1 Here as in Revelation He sees a new You must trace the birth of the new creation up to the grave of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the place where the cross stood, and where his body lay. A new and higher motive sways us now; for we seek not self but God. The Book of Genesis is commonly Yet there was nothing then to resist his will; he had no opponent; he could build as he pleased, and there was none to pluck down. Amen. Revelation xxii. ", I should not wonder, therefore, if the mere words of my text should sound like a pleasant song in your ears; but I am thankful that their deeper meaning is even more joyful. The old way of life was, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." It isn't just good news for usit's good news for animals, plants, stars, and planets. chronological course of the prophecy. ]. From the empty tomb, as he rises, I hear it come in silvery notes, "Behold I make all things new." Revelation 21:1; Revelation 22:1. It was a fair world, full of everything that was lovely, beautiful, happy, holy. "Because I asked the Lord to convert him, and I kept on praying that he might be converted; and I should have been very much surprised if he had not been." How ingeniously they bring him in! "Ah," said one, when she was converted, "either the world is greatly altered, or else I am." Listen! to, as here, in . (Ah, there he sits.) It were hard to say which has the stronger power over the human mind antiquity or novelty. 20:11, etc.). I am persuaded that the most of us are beggars when we might be millionaires in spiritual things. One of the first prayers that I heard to-night in the prayer-meeting was by a dear brother that God would save his relatives. 20:1 _c_ = Revelation 20:13 _a_. In trying to bring out the thoughts contained in this exclamation from the throne, from the Emperor of the Universe, from the court of the King of Kings, we shall first speak, very briefly, of the new creation; secondly, we should bid you adore the great Regenerator; and, in the third place, we shall ask you to behold with attention the fact before you, with a view of receiving benefit from it. He has no soldiery, no book of laws, no new philosophy. We have sailed into the year of grace 1885; therefore, let us keep a feast unto the Lord. The wilderness of destruction lies before you. Wherever the gospel is preached, the Spirit is present in that gospel, and he gives faith to men, gives life to men, and so they are made new, and the new-making thus goes on. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. Stand and look at it! That is, all who love anyone or anything better than God. The former troubles are forgotten, and are hid from our eyes because of thine ancient promise, "Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." My own health is precarious. 21:23. Peculiarities The expressions for Christ in the Revelation are as follows: The Lamb (28 x) 5:22.214.171.124; 6:1.16; 7:126.96.36.199; 12:11; 13:8; 14:1.4 (2 x).10; 15:3; 17:14 (2 x); 19:7.9; 21:188.8.131.52.27; 22:1.3. He has given us himself and his all-sufficiency for our everlasting portion; what more can we desire? The fearful are those who, through cowardice, have not overcome (cf. But Jesus Christ, who knew that we should never make this world much better, let us do what we would with it, designed from the very first to make a new world of it. But when the Lord himself sets up a light, and calls us to pause, and look, we cannot help beholding. Revelation 21:4. What songs would have hailed the rising of the sun the birds of paradise carolling on every hill and in every dale their Maker's praise! "Immortal joys come streaming down, Joys, like his griefs, immense, unknown;". If our calendar suggests some dismal memories in the past, our calculation forestalls some happier prospects in the future. See on Matthew 26:29. We must view his purpose. Revelation 21:19. God has breathed into them a new life. REVELATION CHAPTER 21 REVELATION 21:1 A new heaven and a new earth. This is the first day of a new year, and therefore a solemnly joyous day. He hath no form nor comeliness, and when you shall see him there is no beauty in him that you should desire him. Revelation 21:5 . t _TOMLINSON'S COMMENTS_ In fact, I dread everything." You kept thinking about it, and _The new heaven and the new earth_, 1. Added to Bible Bulletin Board's "Spurgeon Collection" by: Tony Capoccia Bible Bulletin Board Box 119 Columbus, New Jersey, USA, 08022 Our websites: and Email: Online since 1986, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. We will not entertain any more doubt about Christ's power to save. What though he pleases to take his time, and to use humble instrumentalities to effect his purposes, yet do it he will. What songs would have ushered in the stillness of the night! _And I saw a new heaven_] New for form and state, but the same Behold I make all things new." Revelation 21:8King James Version. first dispensation of the Gospel; when the old Jewish church sta And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the We dare not say that we have kept the ten commands from our youth up; on the contrary, we are compelled by our consciences to confess that in spirit and in heart, if not in act, we have continually broken the law of God; and we are therefore under sin and condemnation, and there is no hope for us by the works of the law. You may take a precious stone to a jeweler, and ask him what its value is, but he will say, I cannot tell what it is worth until it has been cut and polished. That is how the Lord will prove the value of his living stones. Well, now, dear friends, why do you and I ever get stale and flat? But we have tasted these precious things, and unto God we will lift up our loudest song for ever and for ever. Restless spirits consider that the new must be better than the old. There shall be no death, nor sorrow nor crying, nor pain, nor trial of any kind; all shall be happiness for all shall be holiness. And, further, dear friends, there may be some dear child of God here who is conscious that he lives on a very low platform of spiritual life, and he knows that the Lord can raise him to a new condition. militant here upon earth, and others to the state of the church Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges Commentary, College Press Bible Study Textbook Series, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Concordant Commentary on the New Testament by A. E. Knoch, G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Introductory Lectures - Commentary by William Kelly, John Brown Commentaries Selected Books of the Bible, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Joseph Bensons Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Leslie M. 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