5. You Are Closer to Your Eternal Home

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Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.Revelation 22:1-5; Revelation 22:14

There is so much I could say, but I just want to say one thing to you…wow! On that day you and I will no longer be victims to the curse of sin which will be gone forever. We get to enjoy God’s presence forever and ever. This is the ultimate hope and destination of your faith in Christ. I implore you to cling to this hope. And as you see the signs of the end times rejoice—because your salvation is truly at hand.

I hope you are finishing this article more encouraged than when you started. The end times and the second coming of Christ are awesome events. My prayer for you is that they would motivate you to be everything that God wants you to be until he comes. Let Paul’s words be yours:

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.2 Timothy 4:7-8

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Clarence L. Haynes Jr. is a speaker, teacher, author and co-founder of The Bible Study Club. He has spent more than 30 years serving the body of Christ in various capacities and has just released his first book, The Pursuit of Purpose. If you have ever struggled trying to find God’s will, this book will help you discover the different ways God leads you into his perfect will. To learn more about his ministry please visit clarencehaynes.com