The end of the story takes us back to the beginning. In Genesis, God created mankind and placed him in a garden. Adam received Eve and together they were to take dominion. We know what happened in Genesis 3 and from then on God has worked to bring man back to himself in the most beautiful story of redemption.
In Revelation we see the culmination of God’s work. Instead of Adam we see Christ, the second Adam, receiving his bride the Church. Instead of a garden there is a city. And instead of a tree that is off limits, there is the tree of life yielding twelve kinds of fruits and leaves for the healing of the nations.
There is no more curse. There is no more pain. There are no more tears.
There’s only perfect unbroken fellowship with God.
“No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 22:3-5
90(ish) days through the whole Bible has been a kind of whirlwind. I wasn’t sure if it was possible and I didn’t know what I would get out of it. Like I’ve said in previous posts, the benefit of doing this is that you see the whole landscape of Scripture more clearly. You can’t get bogged down in the details or distracted by questions.
Instead of seeing the back of the tapestry with all the knotted threads and mixed up colors, you see the front in all its splendor. And the splendor of it all is found in the weaver of that tapestry. What he began in Genesis, he finishes in Revelation, to the praise of his glory.
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11
Yes! Come, Lord Jesus!