The Lord God Shines in New Jerusalem

God Shines in New JerusalemDear followers and readers: ten days ago I became sick. Since then I have done little on the internet. I thank the Lord for that “vacation” but now I will resume posting at two to three day intervals. Thank you for visiting and reading.

Revelation 22:5, speaking about the slaves of God and the Lamb in New Jerusalem, says “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.” Verse 21:23 says, “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.”

New Jerusalem has no need of natural light created by God (the sun, the moon) nor any need of the light of a lamp. “God is light” (1 John 1:5). Jesus said “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). We received Him and He became our light. Gradually His shining is increasing within us.

Peter tells us, “we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19). We give heed to the words of the Bible as to a light. Then the morning star rises in our hearts and eventually the full day will dawn. That dawning will bring us into the divine shining in New Jerusalem.

More about the Lord God’s shining is in the posts on Revelation 21:23:
God Shines through the City
The Glory of God Illuminates New Jerusalem
The Glory of God Radiates through New Jerusalem
Jesus, the Lamb, is the Lamp

Photo by Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR, courtesy of NOAA.
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  1. May the Lord’s shining, through His word, increase in us more and more.


  2. Lord, shine on us through Your word!
    Here is a great quote by C. H. Mackintosh (1820-1896) I saw on the blog A Faithful Lover of Christ “Points of truth however interesting, scriptural knowledge however profound and extensive, Biblical criticism however accurate and valuable, may all leave the heart barren and the affections cold. We want to find Christ in the Word; and, having found Him, to feed on Him by faith.”


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