He Makes All Things New: How God Will Consummate the Age

cloudsAt the end of time, God will consummate all He created to its final glory. The things that were tarnished by our sin, God will restore. Some things will be taken away and other things will be made new. This is the final goal of history. Rev. 21:5 states, “And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” What encouraging news for those who are in Christ! Below are side-by-side examples of how God will consummate the age.

Gen. 1:1- “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Rev. 21:1- “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away…”

 

Gen. 1:16- “God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day…”

Rev. 21:23- “And the city has no need of the sun, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.”

 

Gen. 1:5- “God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.

Rev. 22:5- “There will no longer be any night…”

 

Gen. 1:10- “God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas.”

Rev. 21:1- “And there is no longer any sea.”

 

Gen. 3:14-19- The curse is announced

Rev. 22:3- “There will no longer be any curse…”

 

Gen. 3:16-19- Sorrow and pain begin

Rev. 21:4- “There will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

 

Gen. 3:19- “By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Rev. 21:4- “And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death…”

 

Gen. 3:24- “So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.”

Rev. 22:14- “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life…”

 

What an amazing thing to see these Scripture passages in comparison! May we live our lives today with eternity as our focus.

 

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One Response to “He Makes All Things New: How God Will Consummate the Age”

  1. I am so glad you shared this on your blog. I was telling my Mom about you showing us in church and now I can send her this link! Wonderful, thank you!