by Rev Joel Yong
2 Peter 3:13-14
But we look forward to what God has promised–a new heaven and a new earth–a place where everything that has God’s approval lives. Therefore, dear friends, with this to look forward to, make every effort to have him find you at peace, without spiritual stains or blemishes.
I would love to see that day.
No more death, sorrow, disease, suffering, disappointment, betrayal, hatred, war, crime etc.
A new heaven and a new earth.
It’s where everything that has God’s approval lives.
Sin has no place there. So anyone with a tinge of sin in their life – does not enter.
The good news is God approves of His Son – Jesus.
Holy and blameless. And Jesus has paid for the entry of all who- do not depend on their own reputation but come under the shelter of His name, His acts, His merit.
That is why Jesus is the only thing we need for entry into the new heaven and new earth – and the eternal life God wants to give us.
Now I wouldn’t allow a stranger onto my property. But if my son brings the person home- calling them his friend – sure, entry is granted! Not only that, I would make the guest feel right at home and pull out all the stops to make them feel welcome!