Revelation 21:25 (KJV) Open Gates, No Night There

Revelation 21:25 (KJV)
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

A few days ago I found myself in a position where I needed to get up early. I was a bit on edge when I went to bed because I wanted to make sure I really would wake up. About 2:00 in the morning I awoke with a start. I thought someone had opened our bedroom door. No one was there and I was a bit perturbed because I only had a little bit left until the alarm rang. I had almost gotten back to sleep when I thought I heard it again.

As I lay there, now nearly wide awake, the thought occurred to me that perhaps God had awakened me early to get to work. I got up and went happily to work.

The reason cities closed their gates at night was to protect the citizens from danger. Dangers come very often at night, in the darkness and while we are sleeping. The gates of the heavenly city need never close because there is no night and no danger. According to the book of Hebrews there is rest in heaven, but there is no need of fear in heaven.

What promises await us when we finally reach that heavenly time when all that God has planned is done.

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Revelation 21:25 (KJV) Open Gates, No Night There

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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