For those who have read the book of Revelation, they are aware that there are several new things that await us in heaven. "And the one seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." (Revelation 21:5)
Everybody likes getting new things. New things make us happy. We often feel better about life when we receive new things. However, the new things received on this earth are nothing compared to the new things we will receive in heaven.
A new name is promised to us in heaven, according to Revelation 2:17. "To everyone who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it." You will not know your new name while on this earth. You will know it in heaven, but no one else will know it.
A new song is promised to us in heaven, according to Revelation 14:3. "And they were given a new song." The new song that will be given in heaven is not one that has been sung on this earth. There is no need to try to find the sheet music for it. There is no need to try to practice it in choirs. The new song will be given only to the redeemed who go to heaven.
A new heaven and a new earth are promised, according to Revelation 21:1. "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away." This earth as we know it today will not always be this way. A new earth will replace this sinful, corrupt earth.
A new Jerusalem is promised in Revelation 21:2. "And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Jeremiah and Jesus wept over Jerusalem because of its corrupt condition. People are still weeping over Jerusalem, but the Jerusalem as it is today will pass away, and a new Jerusalem will come down from heaven.
New name, new song, new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem await us in heaven. Don't you want these new things? God promised to make all things new for those who love Him and have become part of the family through His Son, Jesus the Christ.