New Jerusalem: No Night There (2)

Christ is our light of lifeRevelation 21:25 speaks concerning New Jerusalem, “there will be no night there.” This is not merely a promise in the physical realm. More importantly, in New Jerusalem there will be no night, no darkness, within God’s people.

In John 8:12 Jesus tells us “I am the light of the world” and He adds that His followers “shall have the light of life.” John 8 is about being set free from sin (v. 32, 36). Darkness (v. 12) and sin (v. 21, 24, 34) go together. In John 8 Jesus is the light, the life, and the reality to set us free.

When we receive Him as our life we become “sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness” (1 Thessalonians 5:5). This is our position in Him. Nevertheless, there are times when our condition does not match our position. We might be angry, or depressed, or confused. At these times our inner condition is dark and we need a refreshing time with the Lord.

Ephesians 5 encourages us to walk as children of light (v. 8). The way to practice this is to redeem our time (v. 16) in being filled in our human spirit by speaking to one another, singing to the Lord, giving thanks for all things, and being subject to one another (v. 18-21). By these spiritual practices we are filled with light and our inward condition is brought onward toward New Jerusalem.

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