Rimsky-Korsakov’s fourteenth opera was about the legendary Russian city of
Kitezh. The legend is that long ago, Tartar invaders were coming to destroy the
city. A woman named Fevronia prayed that God would intervene and the city would
be spared destruction. Immediately Kitezh became invisible, except for its
reflection in a nearby lake. If every eye will see Him when Jesus comes again,
and the new Jerusalem comes down from God out of Heaven, it will not be an
invisible city. Nor will it be a city threatened by any danger. As an old song
says, “It is the new Jerusalem that shall not pass away.”

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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