Wipe Every Tear

…and He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.

- Revelation 7:15 - 17

 

Then I John saw the Holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them’, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and He their God. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

- Revelation 21:2 - 4

 

I was taught that while all scripture is true, the point to this passage is that people will experience great sorrow for the things that they have done wrong. The transgressions will be overwhelming and they will cry for their sin. The people will experience great remorse for the things that they have done, said and thought that were contrary to God’s law. As I said, this may well be true and I cannot dispute it. All I can say is that ALL scripture is true. 

 

Let me offer another alternative that may also be true about this passage. Imagine if you will, that you no longer have to experience pain, suffering, sorrow, fear, anxiety, death nor crying for ANY reason. Imagine that you are no longer limited by your fleshly body. No longer subject to temptation or sin. No longer having to deal with the maintenance and upkeep on a perishable body. No longer having to deal with the process of dying or disease. Hospitals, doctors, shots and pills are no longer required. Would that elicit a reaction from you? Would that reaction involve tears of joy? 

 

So many times we can only think of the negative when in reality, there are other explanations that may be true. We know that the Bible is true but our view and understanding of the words used may be skewed or incorrect. We may view scripture as negative when in actuality it may be positive. This is one of those passages. The Bible tells us to let the Holy Spirit guide us into ALL truth rather than leaning on our own understanding, this may well be an example.

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Comments (3)

  1. PTF

    " Wipe Every Tear "
    This passage is use during funerals.
    The purpose is for us to look forward to God’s forgiveness. This is what we should look forward to as all sins are forgiven.
    It’s easy to let God do all the judging…not us.
    Not a good thing to make God out as the bad guy and he should not be used as a weapon against us like the liberals want us to believe.
    I want to address the second paragraph…
    Since we are in the flesh our comprehension goes so far as to understand what is like to be sin free. We can imagine it to a point…experiencing it is joyful and hopefully with our imaginations we can experience eternal peace.
    …joyful tears ?
    yes.

    February 14, 2017
  2. PTF

    Sorry to go off topic but I was reading a book called " 100 Years of Fatima : The Immaculate Heart of Mary and God’s Plan for America " by Luiz Sergio Solimeo.
    I’m thinking before reading this book it was all about Mary from years and years ago.
    I was stunned… this book talked about the sins against God and warnings from the Immaculate Heart.
    In Chapter 13, page 70 second paragraph (without naming the leader of a former regime) it states the latest evil sins against God created by man.
    -same sex marriages
    -abortions
    -transgenders
    What wasn’t mentioned are child and black gay porn and obamascare.
    Warnings against these transgressions seem to appear in signs. This is one of hundreds of reasons the liberals do not want us to practice our religions,especially Christianity.
    End days are coming soon will…I guess it’s time to get set.

    February 27, 2017
    1. willsblog

      Every generation has at one time or another thought that the end was near. As the Bible teaches, we are to live ready for the Lord’s coming at all times whether we think the end is near or not. The Bible tells us that we don’t know how long we will live and that our life may be demanded of us when we least expect it. There are many things that are not mentioned in the Bible because at that time, they didn’t exist. The Internet for example did not exist then. Children existed but pictures of children on the Internet didn’t. Just because something isn’t specifically listed in the Bible does not mean that it isn’t wrong or a sin. Likewise just because a book may condemn something that the Bible also condemns does not mean that the book is something that we should read. Everything needs to be measured with scripture. If it goes completely along with scripture then it’s probably alright. If it deviates from scripture than it’s probably something to be avoided. God is not capable of lying, only the evil one does that.

      February 27, 2017