Today and tomorrow are all that’s left of 2012. A new year will be starting soon. Along with it will be new opportunities and experiences. A new day is dawning for us to live. We can start 2013 fresh, right some wrongs, build new relationships, strenghten old ones.
There is also a New Day coming in the future. We don’t know when. No calendar can tell us. It’s the day of Jesus’ return.
“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then He said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true’.” (Revelation 21:5)
Things will drastically change. Nothing of this world will be the same. Evil will be destroyed. The light of God will shine throughout the earth. Jesus Christ will establish His kingdom and only He will be sitting on the throne. Everyone will bow down and worship Him.
That New Day is coming. Are you ready for it? Will Jesus find you as a believer in Him and welcome you into His kingdom?
Fences are used to keep people and animals off private property. Intruders are not welcome.
However, an open gate is a sign the owners of the property want guests to feel comfortable and come in.
When Christ returns to earth to establish His kingdom a new Jerusalem will be built. It will have walls made of jasper and streets of gold. There will be twelve magnificent gates through which to enter the city.
“On no day will its gates ever be shut for there will be no night there.” (Revelation 21:25)
The city will be open for everyone “whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27)
All people who have Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be able to freely enter the new Jerusalem where Jesus will sit on the throne of David. What a glorious time that will be for all Christians. There will be no barriers, no gates to separate us from coming in contact with Jesus Christ face to face.
Do you know if you’ll be present on the day Jesus’ kingdom is fulfilled? You will be guaranteed entrance if you have accepted Jesus in your heart and believe in all He has done for you. There is no other way to get your name into God’s precious book.
Take that step today, open your heart and soul to Jesus. Then you, too, will find all gates are open to you.