The Glory of God Radiates through New Jerusalem

Glory of God Radiates through New JerusalemRevelation 21:23 declares that “the city has no need of the sun or of the moon that they should shine in it, for the glory of God illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” The glory of God, God expressed, brighter than the sun, will illuminate New Jerusalem.

Romans 3:23 announces that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” No fallen human being is able to express God. But God’s desire in His creation was to express himself through humanity. When man fell, God did not give up nor did He change His plan. Instead, God came into humanity (John 1:14) to redeem and regenerate man. The verses before and after Romans 3:23 speak of the righteousness of God through the redemption of Christ being applied to everyone who believes. Thank You God that we can believe into Your Son!

In the second part of Romans 5 righteousness brings us to grace and life, eternal life. By this grace and life we are able to reign in life rather than being under the dominion of sin and death—a marvelous reversal of roles. The first part of Romans 8 says much more about life in us and verse 21 speaks of “the glory of the children of God”—the expression of God through us. This expression of God culminates in New Jerusalem. The glory of God illuminates the city, but not like an electric light shining externally on passive surrounding objects. Revelation 21:11 says that the whole city “has the glory of God.” All of New Jerusalem partakes of, participates in, and radiates the glory of God.

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  1. I can’t wait for this!

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