Revelation 21:3-4 – And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tearfrom their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
John is describing the new heaven and the new earth. There will be no need for a tabernacle as God will be with His people who have conquered by following Him. God has power over everything and in verse 4 we read that death is defeated. The Good News is realized in its entirety as God’s redemptive plan is complete where there is no more pain and suffering.
God’s created order will be restored with the return of Jesus and He will be with us. All the burdens, strife and trouble of this world will be gone. We can have eternal rest and peace through our enduring faith in Jesus or face banishment in the lake of fire. This give me great hope in the return of Christ to wipe away our tears and also places a sense of urgency to know that there are many people who do not know the Good News of Jesus.
Thank you for your revelation to John to show me the fulfillment of your redemptive plan with a new heaven and earth where you dwell with us. Let the Spirit fill me with this hope to tell others and share your glory!