It is done. The new heaven and the new earth. The old has passed away. It is done because only He is worthy to be able to do it. It is done because of who He is.
So do we all make it into this new order?
This life has many twists and turns from our beginning to the end and everything between those 2 ends of Alpha and Omega are situations that threaten our future. Used previously of Jesus the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet is now coming from God on the throne. He is God of everything. But the truth is we have battled to make Him Lord of all within our life lived here on this earth. So do we make it?
“He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21 v 6-8)
Apparently not everyone does make it. This looks like a holiness list, well, a sinners list and if a person is on it then not only do they die but they then face a second death in the lake of fire.
So do we get there by works? And who truly can stand in this new created order? What happens if we haven’t qualified? What if on the list we remember moments as if they were yesterday which declare that we are definitely one of those going to be consigned to a second death? How terrible to feel that you are dangling over a fiery hell?!
The answer is found in another list which is here in these verses plus what we have already seen:-
- The blood of the Lamb applied to our lives;
- Our name in the book of life;
- Christ is Lord of our lives not Caesar;
- We carry the mark of Christ not the mark of the beast;
- We have drunk from the water of life which John has already written about (John 4);
- We are battling to be victorious overcomers as the churches in Revelation are commanded to also be (Revelation 2 and 3).
Now that’s the list to focus on!
It is done. Nothing will be able to corrupt the new.