Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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. 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.”
There will come a day when there shall be a new Heaven and a new Earth. Currently we live during the church age and this age will come to an end when the trumpet sounds and the bride of Christ goes home to be with the Lord. After the bride leaves the earth the seven year tribulation will begin once Israel and the anti-Christ have signed a seven year peace accord.
After the seven year tribulation the Lord Jesus shall return from Heaven with the armies of Heaven following Him and will establish His one thousand year reign upon the earth. During the millennial reign upon the earth Satan will be bound in the abyss and at the end of the millennium will be released for a short period of time. After Satan has finally been placed in the lake of fire and the white throne judgment had occurred the Lord will destroy the old Heaven and Old Earth and will create a new Heaven and New Earth.
When the New Heaven and New Earth have been created the Lord shall create a new Jerusalem and it is at this time that God the Father will live with men upon the earth. There are so many wonderful things that await every person who places their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. And even though on this earth at this present time we face different trials, nothing will compare with an eternity spent with the Lord in His kingdom.
Each day we must draw near and abide in Him. As we draw near to the Lord and spend time in His presence He will strength us for the journey and will strengthen us for everything we will face. Hold fast my friend if you feel like giving up today. Understand that everything you are facing has been designed by the Lord to refine you and bring forth from you the character of Christ.