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The angel showed me a river that was crystal clear, and its waters gave life. The river came from the throne where God and the Lamb were seated. Then it flowed down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river are trees that grow a different kind of fruit each month of the year. The fruit gives life, and the leaves are used as medicine to heal the nations. God’s curse will no longer be on the people of that city. He and the Lamb will be seated there on their thrones, and its people will worship God and will see him face to face. God’s name will be written on the foreheads of the people. Never again will night appear, and no one who lives there will ever need a lamp or the sun. The Lord God will be their light, and they will rule forever.
These are astonishing verses. They talk about trees that grow a different fruit each month, and that fruit gives life! In Heaven you will see God face to face. And in Heaven there will be no darkness!
The last few words of these verses sometimes get lost in the glorious description that precedes them. These words say that people who live in Heaven "will rule forever!"
There is a common perception that all we will do in Heaven is Praise God! And there is no doubt that we will continually do that, but there is more, much more! If you go to Heaven you will rule and reign with Christ forever. What that will be like is a mystery only to be uncovered when we get there!
Don't forget that Heaven will be much more amazing than you could ever imagine!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to stay focused on You and on the hope of arriving in Heaven when this life on earth comes to an end. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen."