“I love to swim in the lake of truth, justice, honesty, and integrity because, I can see where I’m going and the direction God has set for me now and into the next page or age.” ~ Jon Barnes
Get into the water each day and start moving around so that you can stand, kick, jump, play, and work on your basic skills and fundamentals. Enjoy the fresh feeling of water and sunshine, while exercising your muscles, mind, memory, and methods. Ask God to teach you how to kick, stroke, breathe, and develop your form for swimming. Swim every day with God and stay prepared and in shape to complete your daily race. Imagine what God’s heavenly pool will look like?
God is a master at teaching you old and new techniques in swimming that are specifically designed for your needs to prepare you for your journey. Each person must swim their own routine and race for their own projects and dreams in life. All of God’s children are playing on the same swim team and there is plenty of room to splash, learn and grow. Keep swimming, working, and playing for life so that you cross the finish line and complete you personal race against evil. It is better to float, working on your form and stroke in the water with God, than winning gold medals and breaking swimming speed records in hell.
Everything you do in the pool of life is recorded by God, like a video camera and it is stored into a Book like a wave file, so that you can see how God will judge you and your efforts with your swimming lessons of life. Are you a good student, did you show up prepared, ready for class, with homework, a good attitude, love, forgiveness, patience, kindness, long suffering, mercy, and other tools and techniques taught by God Himself. Yes, each lesson you live and swim is recorded to help you learn from your mistakes. Replay them in your mind to avoid making them again and forgive yourself, as you forgive others for making similar mistakes. Keep Swimming!
Are you enjoying the endurance training and swimming lessons taught by God in His Holy Water or would you rather swim in the lake of Fire Forever with your evil fake family and friends?
Enjoy Today’s Reading
A New Heaven and a New Earth
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations,and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits[d] thick.[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.