the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you
had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is."
John says, And I saw
heaven opened. This is the second time an opening appears in heaven
(see Revelation 19:11) to provide an exit for Christ and
as they return to earth. As heaven is opened, John beholds a white
horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself And
he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is
called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed
him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And
out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite
the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he
treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had
disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband.
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, "Look, the home of God is now among his
people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with
them. He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or
crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever."
And the one sitting on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new!" And
then he said to me, "Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and
true." And he also said, "It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega - the
Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of water of
life without charge! All who are victorious will inherit all these
The New Living