The Throne of God and the Lamb

The Throne of God is in New JerusalemRevelation 22:3, speaking of New Jerusalem, says, “the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it.” Here is one throne for both God and the Lamb. This reflects the fact that the Three of the Godhead are distinct but not separate. The Lord said in John 14:10-11, “I am in the Father and the Father is in Me.” God and the Lamb coinhere and have one throne.

No other throne will be in New Jerusalem. Although Satan wanted to exalt his throne (Isaiah 14:13), his end is not exaltation but the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).  In our daily living our self is too often on its own throne but our Christian life can be one of learning to deny ourself and to follow the Lord in daily details (Luke 9:23).

I do not think it a coincidence that “no longer be a curse” is immediately followed by “the throne of God and of the Lamb.” The curse and the throne are opposites. Where one is, the other is absent. The curse came in because Satan seduced man to come out from under God’s rule. In New Jerusalem man is fully under God’s rule and there is no curse.

God’s rule in New Jerusalem is not enforced by a rod or by punishments but rather by the flow of life. Revelation 22:1 says that there is “a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” God’s rule is accomplished by flowing the Spirit as the water of life to nourish us and to energize us to live in His kingdom. This is the blessing in New Jerusalem and is also available for our current Christian life. May our God and the Lamb keep us in the flow of living water every day.

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The River from the Throne
The Triune God Flowing to Man

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