Reflecting on the truth that “in the new earth, we will have unhindered access to the fellowship, goodness and glory of our God (presented here in terms of a new and improved Paradise; Revelation 22:1-5), for all that is unclean is now outside the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:27; cf. Revelation 22:3, 15)” Jim Hamilton, study note writer for the Gospel Transformation Study Bible writes:
“All this is because of the Gospel. Jesus was the one clean person to every walk the face of the earth, but he went to a cross. There he became ‘unclean’ so that we unclean sinners can be fully and finally cleansed, all by grace (2 Corinthians 5:21).”
Great thought as we prepare for Sunday’s sermon on Revelation 21:9-27.