[CF Devotionals] 2007-07-29 - Daniel

Conclusion of Chapter 7 ~ Installment 61

The bottom line for us is the knowledge that the day is coming when we will have nothing more to fear, when there will be no darkness around us, but we will be living in God's eternal light. As we read of the New Jerusalem,

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the Earth will bring their splendor into it." ... There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever" (Revelation 21:23-24; 22:5).

What a glorious day that will be, when Messiah will come with all of His saints, to restore His people, to establish His Millennial reign. And then will come an eternity with God, with setting up the new Heaven and the new Earth. And so, with these words, comfort one another.

"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new Earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight, and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth. He who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands. They will not toil in vain, or bear children doomed to misfortune, for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them. Before they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD" (Isaiah 65:17-25).

And so we again say, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"

To be continued.

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