References: Revelation 22This study begins with a discussion of the physical and spiritual condition of those who will be citizens of the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. There will be believers entering the kingdom who have glorified physical bodies and those whose physical bodies have not been glorified. There will be children born from those who have non-glorified physical bodies during the millennial kingdom. These will still have their sin nature. All who have non-glorified bodies must have their sin nature removed before entering the eternal phase of the kingdom. The description of the new earth begins with the mention of water as the river of life. Water being the most basic necessity of life and promised by Christ to all who believe in Him. Eternal life in its fullness will be experienced in the presence of Christ and the manifestation of God. Details beyond our finite mind's imagination are left in wonder and awe at the glorious future awaiting us in the presence of our God and Savior!
The grace of God, past, present, and future is the believer's blessed hope. The grace of God has appeared in the person and work of Jesus Christ. That grace in the past provided salvation of sinners who will come to God by faith alone, in Christ alone. The grace of God for the present, "now age" teaches and enables saved sinners to live consistent with their new character. Being so taught the believer lives a life of worship and obedience anticipating the future grace of God to reappear in the person of Jesus Christ. When He does, He will complete the transformation of believer's lives into perfect conformity with His character. The world may be falling apart but our great God and Savior is coming again. With that great hope we, who have been saved by the grace of His first appearing, endure, persevere, and rejoice, as we await His glorious return.