Daily Bread 12/2/2022


Daily Bread – December 2, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 2 Peter 3:13-14 – But according to His promise, we look with expectation for a new Heaven and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells. Beloved, because of this expectation be diligent, spotless, and blameless in Him, being found in peace. The Completion of the New Heaven and Earth The saints which come out of the first resurrection will rule with Jesus during His 1000-year reign on Earth; and as Paul said, we will judge the world (1 Corinthians 6:2; 2 Timothy 2:12; Matthew 19:28; Revelation 1:6). When the 1000 years are finished, Satan will be loosed for a season; and all of the nations will be once again gathered together against God and His saints (Revelation 20:7-10). This final rebellion will precipitate the final judgment. At that time, the second resurrection will take place, and all of the unrighteous dead will be raised up; and those who lived through the 1000-year reign of Christ will be gathered before the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11,15; Matthew 25:31-34). Everyone who is not found in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire, including Satan and all of his angels (Revelation 20:10, 20:11-14). After these events, the Universe will be sealed with the righteousness of God. The Earth and all of its works will be burnt up, and God will make a new Heaven and a new Earth in which only righteousness dwells (Revelation 21:1; Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, 51:6; 2 Peter 3:7-13; and Psalm 102:25-26, 46:2; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Hebrews 1:11-12; Nahum 1:5). The New Jerusalem will come down out of Heaven; and men will live forever in the glory of the Almighty God, Who shall reign forever and ever (Revelation 21:1-4, 21:10-27, 22:1-5). Today, all of us should be both looking for and cooperating with God in bringing forth this glorious event (2 Peter 3:11-12). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen