Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 9, 2021

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

Have you ever been blindfolded and not able to see the way to go; or without a light trying to find something in the dark? It is challenging to acknowledge that the things we see are only temporary when it is our tendency to trust in what we see as absolute reality and truth. In this scripture we are exhorted to focus all our hope on eternity in God’s presence that we cannot currently see. Many would say that they can not believe in a God they can’t see, yet they do not hesitate to travel in airplanes that fly upon winds they can’t see and turn on the power switches in their homes everyday using electricity that they do not see either. God reveals Himself in multitudes of ways that thrill us each and every day; twinkling stars, a morning sunrise, ocean sunsets, blooming flowers, a beloved’s kiss, and a baby’s smile. The dream of “happily ever after” is in each of our hearts because “He has placed eternity in our hearts” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Yes, Lord, we believe.

 

By JoBeth Kested

Mother’s Day Blessings

Rise up Children and call your Mother Blessed. Proverbs 31:28

May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day Blessings:

Celebrating Motherhood Today – all Mothers, those who are, those who have been and those yet to come. Motherhood is eternal and set forth by Adonai our Elohim’s design. He planned Motherhood from the foundation of creation, Motherhood is s part of Himself that He has imparted to His creation.

Today we Celebrate each one who has loved, nurtured, trained, taught, inspired, cared for, prayed for in the past, present and in the future. We Praise Adonai for all of those who came before us, those with us now and those who will come after us. Mother’s Day Blessings in Jesus Name

Adonai, I come before You this Mother’s Day and give You all praise, honor and glory. I bless You for Your creation of Motherhood. I bless You for all Mother’s and apply Jesus blood over each and every Mother in Jesus Name.

No one knows better than you what each Mother needs. You see and know all things and I ask You today to touch each one individually. Whatever the need, You are the answer. Adonai, lead, guard, guide, protect and provide for each Mother. Help each one fulfill the purpose that You created them. Fill each one with Your Holy Spirit and grant each one the keys that You have in store for them to unlock their destiny in Jesus Name. Amen

Today children rise up and call your Mother Blessed as instructed in Adonai’s Word Proverbs 31:28. We are to be a people of Blessing. Those who impart Blessing and no matter your situation – rise up today and declare Adonai’s Blessing over all of those who have Mothered you. Adonai is faithful and just and He will impart His Blessings Eternally.

Proverbs 31:26-31  (NASB)

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the [a]teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29 “Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who [b]fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her the [c]product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 2, 2021


I will stand at my guard post. I will station myself on the wall. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what answer I will get to my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1 (GW)

Have you ever had to wait longingly for an important letter or phone call that would free you from the anxiety of something unknown or for hopes fulfilled? How agonizing the waiting process can be; demanding all of our attention and hindering our ability to focus on anything else! What if we turned that same waiting expectation and anticipation toward hearing God’s voice? It is interesting that this scripture instructs us to watch and wait with the assurance that God will answer our complaints or questions. Or with the Lords gentle reproving correction from some others translations. We are encouraged to take our place like a disciplined soldier standing guard upon the fortress high place and to watch with confident expectation that our loving God will surely answer all our doubts, fears, questions and complaints. Lord, help us to wait on You. Give us eyes to see your ways and ears to hear your voice. Yes, amen.

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the week of April 25, 2021

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; Psalm 23:1-3a KJV

Have you ever longed for peace or comfort and rest for your soul? Our souls consist of our mind, will and emotions where we feel the afflictions of doubt, fear, sorrows and confusion that rob us of peace that paralyzes our ability to hope or feel joy. We are likened to helpless fearful sheep in these scriptures; and oh, how good and comforting it is to be reminded that the Lord is our Good Shepherd that truly cares for all our needs, lacking in nothing! We may not be quite as excited to realize that He will sometimes make us lie down, even in green pastures, when most of us don’t like the idea of anyone making us do anything! Yet, we would all gladly welcome the quiet comfort and peace with renewing hope beside still waters if we could find it. Dear Lord, direct our steps to a still quiet place in Your presence; free from pressures, anxiety and disappointments to find the restoring rest for our souls that You have lovingly provided for us. Yes, Amen!

 

By JoBeth Kested

His Blood and Our Testimony by Beth Auman

The Greatest foundational thing that could ever be taught to the generations aside from receiving Jesus Christ as the LORD of our lives is how to appropriate the blood that Jesus shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.

Then use the Testimony of His sacrifice and love to be the one who testifies to others of His Goodness, knowing that He is the Door and that He stands there waiting for those who choose Him, ready to receive them.

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, I received such an open door to Testify, impart and teach of His Goodness, giving Adonai our Elohim all Glory, Honor and Praise. I hope that you will watch and move forward with His Holy Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation and Understanding in Jesus (Yeshua’s) Name

The Greatest Gift ever given wants you. He is Good, He gave His Blood. Find out what that means in a deep and everlasting way.

Love Beyond Measure,

Blessings and Shalom,

Beth Auman – Minister in HIS Service.

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 18, 2021

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:20-24 (ESV)

Do you ever struggle to find your faith to trust God in the midst of overwhelming situations? It can be especially hard when it seems like the cries of your prayers bounce off the ceiling and all you hear is silence. In the verses before these scriptures, the Prophet Jeremiah describes in great detail his sufferings and that he feels like God caused it all. He was not afraid to talk to God about his disillusionment, frustrations and anguish. But, he then reminds himself of God’s love, mercies and faithfulness in the past. How amazing that even though the circumstances have not changed, Jeremiah is able to declare with renewed hope that the Lord is all he needs! Take your list of problems to God today and pour out your doubts, fears and sorrows. Then, be encouraged with new hope recalling all of the Lord’s unshakeable love, unending mercies and great faithfulness to you always. Selah! (Ponder and think on these things.)

By JoBeth Kested

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 11, 2021

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

Is your hope running low with the heaviness of discouragement and the frustration of too many disappointments? Especially when someone we trusted fails our trust we may feel trapped in the quicksand of hopelessness, fear and grief. What an encouragement to be reminded in this verse that we have a God Who is hope! No matter what pit of sorrow and pain we may find ourselves in, He reaches out to offer us His peace that passes understanding, with indescribable joy, to renew our hope in an abundance that is more than enough! We can trust in our Father God for a renewing hope with faith in the power of the Holy Spirit that moves mountains in our defense and opens miraculous doors of provision on our behalf. Come Holy Spirit with the uplifting hope, joy and peace that we need today. Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

Welcome the Month of Iyar


Welcome The Month of Iyar, 5781. Adonai we seek You first. We are watching to hear what You will say this Month. Instruct us on Your well lit path. We adore You. You are Holy. All Praise, Honor and Glory belong to You! We give it to You gladly. Bless You Adonai. Thank You for loving us.

The tribe of Israel associated with this month is the Tribe of Issachar. In I Chronicles 12:32 it says, “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” The implication is wisdom with understanding from discerning the character and ways of God with anointing of the Holy Spirit for guidance. This is often referred to as the “Issachar Anointing” with the ability to “know” the secret things of the Lord.

There are several additional significant keys for insight into the month of Iyar which reveal additional aspects of the Issachar Anointing.

  • The letter of the Hebrew alphabet assigned to Iyar is the VAV which means connection and linking.
  • The constellation of Taurus is aligned with Iyar; representing power and strength.
  • The color of royal lapis blue is also associated with Iyar representing the heavenly realms and the glory of the Lord.
  • The name used in the Torah for this month is Ziv; meaning a glowing light; which signifies increased revelation, and implies our need to “see” and experience the glory of the Lord.

Clue — Counting the Omer.

The month of Iyar is also the only month of the entire year that we count the Omer each day of the entire month and is a key to becoming those that know and discern the times.

“‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath;”Leviticus 23:15-16

Jesus told His disciples, “but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”” Luke 24:49

This is where He instructed them to count the Omer during the 50 days up to the Feast of Shavuot. They all knew and had done this their entire lives and and were obedient. Jesus knew that the feast of Shavuot – Pentecost was going to occur at that time. At the Feast of Shavuot – Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given. (Acts 2) Through  obedience to Jesus our Lord, we can receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis and spend time with Adonai every day. This concept is actually where developing the discipline for Daily Devotionals came from. What seems like an old tradition is truly a key to the Issachar Anointing.

This month of Iyar is a month of transition and all of us know that transition is a difficult, confusing and uncomfortable time between where we’ve been, on the way to where we are going; and often times without clearly knowing exactly where that is! An excellent picture for more understanding of transition is when something is poured out from one container to another. There are those moments when everything is in a free fall with no boundaries, guidance or protection until safely settled into the new place. That gives us a pretty accurate picture of why we often become emotionally unfettered in the midst of transitions!

The choice to move in time with Adonai is ours. He is good, kind, loving, merciful and full of Grace. However, choosing to be an overcomer means stepping into His time and choosing to love what He lives, do as He has instructed and embracing the fact that we have Americanized the Bible. The Bible is a Hebrew Book. The Word of God Must be understood from His perspective.

If you truly desire to overcome, ask Adonai to teach you from His perspective. Then and only then can you vav with Him in time. Iyar is a wonderful month in which to learn. Iyar is the month of The Tribe of Issachar. In I Chronicles 12:32 it says, “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.”

If you need to know what to do, realize today that you are grafted into Israel by the Blood of the Lamb that was slain and rose again (Jesus, Yeshua).

Adonai, I confess that I need to know what to do. There are areas in my life that are dry, weary, broken and angry. Please Adonai teach me Your Word from Your perspective. Lead me, guide me, protect me and provide for me as I walk with you in Your timing and become the Issachar anointed overcomer that You created me to be. I repent for stepping out of time and fellowshipping with those who only desire to walk their own way. I submit myself unto You, I resist the devil and command the devil to flee. Renew a right Spirit within me, cleanse me and purify me that I may walk with You. In Jesus (Yeshua’s) Name.Amen

Blessings and Shalom, Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 4, 2021

Jesus… asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-17 (NIV)

Throughout the last 2000 years the question is still being asked, “Who is Jesus?” Many are still saying that he was a good man or spiritual teacher, while others say he was a prophet. In these verses Jesus commends Simon Peter for declaring the truth that He is the Messiah. Jesus acknowledges in this scripture, and many other verses, that He is the Son of God. He also declares in John 14:6 that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; that no one comes to the Father accept through Him. We don’t get the option to believe that Jesus is just a good man, a teacher, or one of many prophets. We must face the fact that He is either a liar, a lunatic or the Lord as He says He is. Jesus is still asking each of us the question, “Who do you say that I am?” This Easter morning, do you know Him as the promised Messiah, the risen Lord resurrected from the grave? To all who believe, He is still showing The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!

By JoBeth Kested

Speak the Truth in Love by Beth Auman

We are to Passover and keep Passing over until we have Overcome. Are you Passing Over the sin structures in your life? Are you able to say that you have been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy? OR are you bowing to the sin nature of this world and aligning yourself with the devil?

Ephisians 4 has everything to do with this day that we find ourselves living in. It appears that everywhere we turn there are those who truly believe that everyone is just fine. No matter what they are doing, we are to accept people just the way that they are, regardless of what type of sin that they are practicing. This is not the Truth! Lovingly I urge you to read Ephesians 4.

We are to walk worthy of the calling to which we were called – with complete humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of Ruach in the bond of shalom. (Eph 4:1-3)

We are to have the complete understanding that there is one body and one Ruach, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one immersion’ one God and Father of all; who is over all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:4-6)

We are to have received the grace, each one of us. But to each one of us grace was given in keeping with the measure of Messiah’s gift. Therefore it says,“When He went up on high, He led captive a troop of captives and gave gifts to his people.”[b] Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth? [c] 10 The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. (Eph 4:7-9)

We are to know what “He went up” means:

 Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth? [c] 10 The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.

11 He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers— 12 to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13 This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16 From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love. (Eph 10-16) (Bold and Italics added for emphasis).

We are to  Put Off The Old, Put On The New:

17 So I tell you this, indeed I insist on it in the Lord—walk no longer as the pagans do, stumbling around in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance in them due to the hardness of their heart. 19 Since they are past feeling, they have turned themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of immorality, with greed for more.

20 However, you did not learn Messiah in this way— 21 if indeed you have heard Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Yeshua. 22 With respect to your former lifestyle, you are to lay aside the old self corrupted by its deceitful desires, 23 be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self—created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Eph 4-17-24)

We are to evaluate ourselves and lay aside lying and “each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.

25 So lay aside lying and “each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[d] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, yet do not sin.”[e] Do not let the sun go down on your anger, [f] 27 nor give the devil a foothold. 28 The one who steals must steal no longer—instead he must work, doing something useful with his own hands, so he may have something to share with the one who has need. 29 Let no harmful word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for building others up according to the need, so that it gives grace to those who hear it. 30 Do not grieve the Ruach ha-Kodesh of God,[g] by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. 32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you. (Eph 4:25-32)

This is Not what I see happening today. We cannot overlook, accept, comply with or engage ourselves with others sin. We are to speak the Truth in Love. Jesus (Yeshua) said it plainly in John 14:6 Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life! No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Jesus (Yeshua) IS the Truth. We are to speak Jesus (Yeshua) to everyone that we meet. He never came into agreement with sin. The only one that He ever cancelled was the Devil. Jesus (Yeshua) dealt with sin face to face and people were delivered and set free.

I encourage you to read Revelation chapters 20 – 22 in the Tree of Life or Complete Jewish Bible. If you choose to read this may Adonai our Elohim open the eyes of your understanding and may you See from His perspective why we are to speak Truth in Love and not come into agreement or bow to sin.

Revelation 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they shall be tortured day and night forever and ever.

 

Love Beyond Measure, Blessings and Shalom in Jesus (Yeshua’s) Name.

Beth Auman

 

Ephesians 4

Unity of the Body and of God

Therefore I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called— with complete humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Ruach in the bond of shalom.

There is one body and one Ruach,
    just as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one immersion;
one God and Father of all,[a]
who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace was given in keeping with the measure of Messiah’s gift. Therefore it says,

“When He went up on high,
He led captive a troop of captives
and gave gifts to his people.”[b]

Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth? [c] 10 The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.

11 He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers— 12 to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13 This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16 From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.

Put Off The Old, Put On The New

17 So I tell you this, indeed I insist on it in the Lord—walk no longer as the pagans do, stumbling around in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance in them due to the hardness of their heart. 19 Since they are past feeling, they have turned themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of immorality, with greed for more.

20 However, you did not learn Messiah in this way— 21 if indeed you have heard Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Yeshua. 22 With respect to your former lifestyle, you are to lay aside the old self corrupted by its deceitful desires, 23 be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self—created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 So lay aside lying and “each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[d] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, yet do not sin.”[e] Do not let the sun go down on your anger, [f] 27 nor give the devil a foothold. 28 The one who steals must steal no longer—instead he must work, doing something useful with his own hands, so he may have something to share with the one who has need. 29 Let no harmful word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for building others up according to the need, so that it gives grace to those who hear it. 30 Do not grieve the Ruach ha-Kodesh of God,[g] by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice. 32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you.

Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:6" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29338">Ephesians 4:6 cf. Deut. 6:4.
  2. Ephesians 4:8" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29340">Ephesians 4:8 cf. Ps. 68:19(18)(68:18LXX).
  3. Ephesians 4:10" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29342">Ephesians 4:10 cf. Isa. 44:23.
  4. Ephesians 4:25" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29357">Ephesians 4:25 Zech. 8:16.
  5. Ephesians 4:26" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29358">Ephesians 4:26 Ps. 4:5(4)(4:5LXX).
  6. Ephesians 4:27" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29359">Ephesians 4:27 cf. Ps. 37:8; Matt. 5:22.
  7. Ephesians 4:30" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph+4&version=TLV#en-TLV-29362">Ephesians 4:30 cf. Isa. 63:10.

    Revelation 20

    The First Resurrection

    20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a great chain. He seized the dragon—the ancient serpent, who is the devil and satan—and bound him for a thousand years. [a] He also threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed. After these things, he must be released for a short while.

    Then I saw thrones, and people sat upon them—those to whom authority to judge was given.[b] And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Yeshua and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image, nor had they received his mark on their forehead or on their hand. And they came to life[c] and reigned with the Messiah for a thousand years.

    The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. How fortunate and holy is the one who has a share in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no authority, but they shall be kohanim of God and the Messiah, and they shall reign with Him for a thousand years.

    Judgment After 1000 Years

    When the thousand years has ended, satan shall be released from his prison, and he shall come out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for the battle.[d] Their number is like the sand of the sea. And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the kedoshim and the beloved city—but fire fell from heaven and consumed them.[e]

    10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they shall be tortured day and night forever and ever.

    11 Then I saw a great white throne, and the One seated on it. The earth and heaven fled from His presence, but no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead—the great and the small—standing before the throne. The books were opened, and another book was opened—the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what was written in the books, according to their deeds. [f] 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Sheol gave up the dead in them. Then they were each judged, each one of them, according to their deeds.

    14 Then death and Sheol were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death—the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

    Revelation 21

    A New Heaven and a New Earth

    21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.[g]

    I also saw the holy city—the New Jerusalem—coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [h] I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying,

    “Behold, the dwelling of God is among men,
        and He shall tabernacle among them.
    They shall be His people,
        and God Himself shall be among them
        and be their God.[i]
    He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,[j]
        and death shall be no more.
    Nor shall there be mourning or crying or pain any longer,
        for the former things have passed away.”

    And the One seated upon the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new!” Then He said, “Write, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

    Then He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will freely give from the spring of the water of life. [k] The one who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. [l] But for the cowardly and faithless and detestable and murderers and sexually immoral and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars—their lot is in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

    The New Jerusalem

    Then came one of the seven angels holding the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues, and he spoke with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

    10 Then he carried me away in the Ruach to a great and high mountain,[m] and he showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God—her radiance like a most precious stone, like a jasper, sparkling like crystal. 12 She had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and above the gates twelve angels. On the gates were inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of Bnei-Yisrael 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. [n] 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve emissaries of the Lamb.

    15 The angel speaking with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and walls. [o] 16 The city is laid out as a square—its length the same as its width. He measured the city with the rod—12,000 stadia.[p] Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall—144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement. 18 The material of the city’s wall was jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass. 19 The foundations of the city wall were decorated with every kind of precious stone—the first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, carnelian; the seventh, yellow topaz; the eighth; beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls—each of the gates was from a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.

    22 I saw no temple in her, for its Temple is Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need for the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb. [q] 24 The nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it. [r] 25 Its gates shall never be shut by day,[s] for there shall be no night there! 26 And they shall bring into it the glory and honor of the nations. 27 And nothing unholy[t] shall ever enter it, nor anyone doing what is detestable or false,[u] but only those written in the Book of Life.

    Revelation 22

    22 Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life—bright as crystal,[v] flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the city’s street. On either side of the river was a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [w] No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in the city, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face,[x] and His name shall be on their foreheads. [y] Night shall be no more, and people will have no need for lamplight or sunlight—for Adonai Elohim will shine on them.[z] And they shall reign forever and ever!

    Yeshua Is Coming

    He said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true! Adonai, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon. [aa] Behold, I am coming soon! How fortunate is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

    I, John, am the one hearing and seeing these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel showing me these things. But he tells me, “See that you do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets and those keeping the words of this book. Worship God!”

    10 Then he tells me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. [ab] 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do righteousness, and the holy still be holy. [ac] 12 Behold, I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to pay back each one according to his deeds.

    13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. [ad] 14 How fortunate are those who wash their robes,[ae] so that they may have the right to the Tree of Life[af] and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 16 I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to testify these things to you for My communities. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”[ag]

    17 The Ruach and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come—let the one who wishes freely take the water of life! [ah] 18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his share in the Tree of Life and the Holy City,[ai] which are written in this book.

    20 The One giving testimony to these things says, “Yes! I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Yeshua! [aj] 21 May the grace of the Lord Yeshua be with all![ak]

    Footnotes

    1. Revelation 20:3" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31103">Revelation 20:3 cf. Isa. 24:22.
    2. Revelation 20:4" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31104">Revelation 20:4 cf. Dan. 7:9; 7:22; Matt. 19:28.
    3. Revelation 20:4" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31104">Revelation 20:4 cf. Isa. 25:8; 26:19; Dan 12:2; Mal. 3:16-18.
    4. Revelation 20:8" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31108">Revelation 20:8 cf. Ezek. 7:2; 38:2.
    5. Revelation 20:9" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31109">Revelation 20:9 cf. Ps. 87:2; Ezek. 38:22; 39:6.
    6. Revelation 20:13" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31113">Revelation 20:13 cf. Ex. 32:32; Dan 12:2; Mal. 3:16-18.
    7. Revelation 21:1" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31116">Revelation 21:1 cf., Is. 65:17; 66:22.
    8. Revelation 21:3" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31118">Revelation 21:3 cf. Is. 61:10.
    9. Revelation 21:3" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31118">Revelation 21:3 cf. Lev. 26:11; Ezek. 37:27; Jer. 31:33(38:33 LXX); Zech. 8:8; some mss. omit and be their God.
    10. Revelation 21:4" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31119">Revelation 21:4 cf. Isa. 25:8.
    11. Revelation 21:7" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31122">Revelation 21:7 cf. Isa. 55:1; Jn. 7:37-38.
    12. Revelation 21:8" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31123">Revelation 21:8 cf. 2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 89:26-27.
    13. Revelation 21:10" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31125">Revelation 21:10 cf. Ezek. 40:2.
    14. Revelation 21:14" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31129">Revelation 21:14 cf. Ezek. 48:31-34.
    15. Revelation 21:16" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31131">Revelation 21:16 cf. Ezek. 40:3.
    16. Revelation 21:16" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31131">Revelation 21:16 About 1400 miles; 1 stadia = 607 feet.
    17. Revelation 21:24" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31139">Revelation 21:24 cf. Isa. 24:23; 30:26; 60:19-20; Zech. 14:6-7;
    18. Revelation 21:25" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31140">Revelation 21:25 cf. Isa. 60:3, 5.
    19. Revelation 21:25" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31140">Revelation 21:25 cf. Isa. 60:11.
    20. Revelation 21:27" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31142">Revelation 21:27 Lit. common (Heb. chol); cf. Lev. 10:10.
    21. Revelation 21:27" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31142">Revelation 21:27 cf. Isa. 52:1; Ezek. 44:9.
    22. Revelation 22:1" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31143">Revelation 22:1 cf. Ps. 46:4; Ezek. 47:1; Zech. 14:8.
    23. Revelation 22:3" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31145">Revelation 22:3 cf. Gen. 2:9; Ezek. 47:12.
    24. Revelation 22:4" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31146">Revelation 22:4 cf. Exod. 33:11; Ps 17:15; 27:8-10.
    25. Revelation 22:5" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31147">Revelation 22:5 cf. Exod. 39:30.
    26. Revelation 22:5" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31147">Revelation 22:5 cf. Isa. 60:19.
    27. Revelation 22:7" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31149">Revelation 22:7 cf. Amos 3:7.
    28. Revelation 22:11" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31153">Revelation 22:11 cf. Dan. 8:26; 12:4.
    29. Revelation 22:12" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31154">Revelation 22:12 cf. Dan. 12:10.
    30. Revelation 22:14" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31156">Revelation 22:14 cf. Isa. 44:6; 48:12.
    31. Revelation 22:14" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31156">Revelation 22:14 Some mss. read do His commandments.
    32. Revelation 22:14" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31156">Revelation 22:14 cf. Gen. 2:9; 3:22; Prov. 3:18; 11:30.
    33. Revelation 22:16" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31158">Revelation 22:16 cf. Isa. 11:1.
    34. Revelation 22:18" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31160">Revelation 22:18 cf. Isa. 55:1.
    35. Revelation 22:19" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31161">Revelation 22:19 cf. Deut. 4:2; 12:32.
    36. Revelation 22:21" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31163">Revelation 22:21 Some mss. say Even so, come, Lord Yeshua.
    37. Revelation 22:21" href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+20+-+22&version=TLV#en-TLV-31163">Revelation 22:21 Some mss. add the holy ones (Heb. kedoshim) and Amen.