“I heard a loud voice from the throne say, ‘Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away’” (Revelation 21:3-4, CEB).
Because God is love, He is seeking humans to receive His love. But, God’s love is eternal so His love affair with the human race is of cosmic proportions.
You see, God is preparing a place for Him to live together with us, forever!
While God dwells with us (in us) by His Spirit in this world, in the world to come this cosmic love affair will no longer be constrained by distance. God plans to dwell among us!
He will be our Neighbor. In fact, His throne will be down at the end of Main Street (Revelation 22:1)!
And, God is going to build us a new home, a new heaven and Earth. Then, He will move His throne out of heaven and relocate it to the new capital of Earth and the universe, the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-2).
Heaven comes down to Earth! The Almighty Creator of the universe comes down to live with the ones that love Him, to live with the ones He loves.
That’s God’s ultimate plan, His cosmic love affair.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more. They won’t need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine on them, and they will rule forever and always. (Revelation 22:4-5, CEB)