New Jerusalem: Light, No Night

New Jerusalem - Light, No NightDescribing New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:25 says “there will be no night there.” Verse 22:5 adds, “And night will be no more; and they have no need of the light of a lamp and of the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine upon them.”

In my previous post I presented incarnation (John 3:19, 8:12), redemption, (I should have also included resurrection), and gospel preaching (for example, Acts 26:15-20, 23) as steps toward our participation in “no night.” The next step is our receiving of the gospel.

Second Corinthians 4:6 declares “the God who said, Out of darkness light shall shine, is the One who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” Thank Him for His shining in us. Since we have received Jesus Christ, who is “the light of the world” (John 9:5), we have been born again as “children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). This verse also says that we “were once darkness but are now light in the Lord.” As fallen human beings we were “darkness” but now “in the Lord” (not in ourselves) we are “light.” This is marvelous.

First Thessalonians 5:5 repeats this marvelous condition, saying, “For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.” Right now we have some experience and appreciation of this. In the millennium we will have much greater experience and appreciation. In New Jerusalem we will have the fullest experience and appreciation of light and day without a trace of night or darkness.

Bible verses quoted in these posts are from The Holy Bible, Recovery Version, published and copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA, 2003. The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; this too is copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry.

Photo by Truc Nguyen.

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  1. crownade

     /  November 16, 2012

    Praise the Lord that there is ‘no night’ in the proper church life as a miniature New Jerusalem!!!

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  2. In the New Jerusalem, the triune God Himself is the light of Life!!

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