No More Tears, Death, Sorrow, Crying or Pain. A Commentary on Revelation 21:4

No More Tears in Heaven – Reflection on Revelation 21:4

Today’s Gospel And 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. – Revelation 21:4 Reflection Each of us longs for a life without tears or sadness. At the beginning when God created Adam and Eve, He placed them inside the beautiful Garden of Eden. At that time there was no birth, ageing, illness or death, and no worries or annoyances. They led a happy life with God. Later, they didn’t listen to God’s words but ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so they began a painful life. But God wants to save mankind. He not only issued the laws and guided the life of mankind on earth, but personally became flesh to do the work of redemption, so man’s sins were forgiven. Even so, they haven’t gotten rid of their corrupt dispositions and still live in the state of sinning during the day and confessing their sin at night. The Bible…

Revelation 21 3 meaning

God’s Kingdom on Earth – Reflection on Revelation 21:3

Today’s Gospel And 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.  – Revelation 21:3 Reflection Recently, I came across a video on the Internet. It’s about a debate on whether the place that God has prepared for mankind is on earth or in heaven. In this debate, it mentioned that God made mankind out of clay. He tasked them with doing their duty on earth and managing the rest of His creations. He demanded that they obey, worship, and honor Him, and mandated that their place was on the earth, not in heaven. Moreover, many verses in the Bible have clearly told us that God will establish His kingdom upon the earth. The Lord Jesus said, “After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9–10). Revelation 21:2–3, “A…

What Are the Overcomes Like – Reflection on Revelation 14:5

What Are the Overcomes Like – Reflection on Revelation 14:5

Today’s Gospel And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. – Revelation 14:5 Reflection This verse tells us the behavior of those who follow the footprints of the Lamb. This group of people are honest and beloved by God. No lie or crookedness or deceit is found in their mouth, and in their heart they magnify God. They do not rebel against or resist Him. They can obey and fear God in everything, be of one heart and one mind with Him, and worship Him in spirit and in truth. They are the overcomers who are judged and cleansed by God in the last days. However, we have been deeply corrupted by Satan. In our heart we always consider or plan for our own interests, deceive those above and below us, and tell lies and deceive others. How can God like such deceitful people? How can such people enter the kingdom of God? From this verse, we can know that to be honest people is the goal and direction we should seek. God says, “You ought to know …

Why Blessed Are the Pure in Heart – Reflection on Matthew 5:8

Why Blessed Are the Pure in Heart – Reflection on Matthew 5:8

ByBy Li Zhong, Italy “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). What does it mean to be the pure in heart? Why should we be the pure in heart? What should we do to be counted as people who are pure in heart? These questions are all very important to us, because only by being the pure in heart can we welcome the Lord’s return, see Him and hear His voice in the last days, and thus have the opportunity to be saved by Him. Today, let’s study the Bible together, and see during the period of the Lord Jesus’ work, which people accepted the Lord Jesus with a pure heart and which people lost the salvation of the Lord because they didn’t have a pure heart. At that time, the Lord Jesus preached in all places to spread the gospel of the kingdom of heaven and performed a lot of miracles. However, the Pharisees could not comprehend what the Lord Jesus had done, nor did they think that was God’s deeds. They believed that the Lord Jesus couldn’t possibly be the Messiah bec…

Revelation 10:4

The Voice of the Seven Thunders – Reflection on Revelation 10:4

Today’s Gospel And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. – Revelation 10:4 Reflection This verse was written after John the Apostle saw the vision on the island of Patmos. We get to know that “those things which the seven thunders uttered” doesn’t refer to the Bible, because the Bible came into being after 300 years A.D. It is composed of the Old Testament and the New Testament and is well known by the world. The Revelation 5:1–5 say, “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was fou…

Revelation 3:12, God's New Name

The Mystery of God’s New Name – Reflection on Revelation 3:12

Today’s Gospel Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God: and I will write on him My new name. – Revelation 3:12 Reflection A major message can be known from this verse: The returned Lord will have a new name in the last days. This tells us that God has different names in each age. We know that God’s name is Jehovah in the Age of Law, and He issued His law and led the Israelites to live with the name of Jehovah. In the Age of Grace, God did the work of redemption with the name of Jesus. The Revelation prophesied that God will have a new name in the last days. From this, we can understand that God’s name is not unchanged but changes along with God’s different work. Just as God says, “The work of God throughout all of His management is perfectly clear: The Age of Grace is the Age of Gr…

Honesty – Reflection on Luke 18:17

Honesty – Reflection on Luke 18:17

Today’s Gospel Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. – Luke 18:17 Reflection After reading this verse, maybe you will ask what the “little child” refers to. In a word, it refers to the likeness of an honest man. Only honest person can love God truly, make no requests or demands of God, and have no rebellion or resistance against Him. Because the essence of God is faithful, He loves the honest. How can we be honest? I will share 4 tips with you: First, give our heart to God, practice the truth in all things and accept His observation and examination; Second, have true communion with God, speak the words within our heart to Him, and keep a normal relationship with Him; Third, ensure that there are no lies in our words, or in our thoughts, be artless and open with wisdom, and have normal interpersonal relationships with others; Fourth, do things in a principled way and in conformity with the truth, be just…

Luke 18:13–14

He Who Humbles Himself Shall Be Exalted – Reflection on Luke 18:13–14

Today’s Gospel And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.   – Luke 18:13–14 Reflection Prayer is a means by which Christians commune with God. Only if we pray to God with heart and with honesty can we gain His guidance and establish a normal relationship with Him. From the prayer of this tax collector we can see that, though he only prayed with one sentence, he was called righteous by God because he prayed from his heart. In fact, prayer doesn’t depend on how long we pray or how pretty sounding our words are, but depends on whether we can pray honestly. Praying with insincerity is unacceptable to God. I remembered God’s words, “When praying, you must have a heart that is quiet before God, and you must …

The Days of the Son of Man – Reflection on Luke 17:24 

The Days of the Son of Man – Reflection on Luke 17:24

Today’s Gospel For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day. – Luke 17:24  Reflection This verse shows us that the Lord will return in the last days as the Son of man, just like lightning. Here lightning refers to the great light and the true light, and also refers to the words of God. That is to say, the utterances of the returned Lord of the last days come forth just like flashing lightning. That indicates that the work God does when He comes again will be done very quickly. We all know that in the Age of Grace, the Lord Jesus did the work of sowing. In the last days, when He comes again, He will do the work of reaping, that is, the work of ending the age, which can be finished within a short time instead of lasting two thousand years like the work of sowing in the Age of Grace. So it is called flashing lightning. Thus, we should be cautious. In the last days when God is …

Luke 16:10

Faithful in the Little Things – Reflection on Luke 16:10

Today’s Gospel He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. – Luke 16:10 Reflection This verse shows us that if we can satisfy God on small matters, we can satisfy God when it comes to large matters. If we can practice the truth in small matters, then even if we cannot overcome some big problems, as long as we truly pray and rely on God, He will protect us so that we can stand firm. Many times, we deal with the small matters according to our own will and are good at forgiving ourselves. We believe that we don’t need to care about these small matters because God doesn’t care, and that it’s enough when we stand witness in serious circumstances, and thus we miss the opportunities to satisfy God again and again. However, when the serious circumstances come upon us and touch upon our interests, it’s impossible for us to stand witness. Let’s share a passage of God’s words, “Everything that happens to pe…

Luke 12:7

God Knows Us All Too Well – Reflection on Luke 12:6-7

Today’s Gospel Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:6-7 Reflection From the Lord Jesus’ words, we can see that God knows us like the palm of His hand and rules over everything of us. God created us and knows our needs and inadequacies. He is at our side watching over and protecting us at every moment. Too often, we encounter some persecutions and tribulations, and trials and refinement, such as suppression of the satanic regime, ridicule and slander of the world, and miscomprehension and estrangement of our friends and relatives; as a result, we misunderstand and blame God, and even lose faith in Him. These words of the Lord Jesus have strengthened our faith. God knows us all too well. He has even numbered the hair on our heads, let alone knows these trials and refinement, and persecutions and tribul…

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good

Discerning Good From Evil – Reflection on Luke 6:45

Today’s Gospel A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. – Luke 6:45 Reflection This verse points out some principles of discerning good from evil. We can discern whether a person is good or wicked from the intentions and motivations of his words and persistent performance because what he says and does is actually what he thinks. A good man has good will, conscience, and sense. If he who pursues the truth does something that goes against human morality or does something evil, he will feel guilty and accused, and people around him can see that he feels guilty and repentant. However, a wicked person only has evil thoughts in his mind. No matter how great evil a wicked person commits, they think that it’s a skill, an ability. They think it proves that their methods are superior, that they’ve achieved their…

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