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March 20th is the vernal equinox…otherwise known as the first day of spring. This is the time of year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator thus making night and day approximately equal all over the earth.
Most of us probably can’t imagine living in a world where we don’t need the sun and the moon to give us light. But there will come a day when the world as it is has outlived it’s usefulness to God. The bible prophesies that one day there will be a change to our earth that we can hardly imagine:
Revelation 21:1Revelation 21:1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. American King James Version× Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
This is the end game for our universe. God will bring about a fundamental change to the nature of matter itself. When he’s done preparing HEAVEN will come to EARTH.
Revelation 21:2Revelation 21:2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. American King James Version× Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:3Revelation 21:3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. American King James Version× And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Revelation 21:4Revelation 21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. American King James Version× And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
This will be the heaven that many think exists now. A place where physicality cannot and will not function. A place where all suffering will end. Imagine the happiest you’ve ever been and multiply it by infinity. THAT’S God’s plan for us.
Revelation 21:23Revelation 21:23And 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. American King James Version× The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
The equinoxes will be done. The only light we’ll need will be the TRUE light…the light of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah.
We are here as a church to HELP you understand the hopeful future God has for us. Jesus Christ has given his church the responsibility to share this information. It’s very possible that Jesus is inviting YOU to understand this truth and to participate in the work he’s given his church. Visit us this sabbath and see if YOU are who Jesus is looking for.