Walk in the Unique, Eternal, Divine Light

Revelation 22:5 says about New Jerusalem, “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.” New Jerusalem is and our Christian life today should be characterized by God’s shining.

New JerusalemThe light of the holy city is the unique, eternal, divine light in which the redeemed elect live and move within the city (Rev. 21:23, 25). In the whole universe there are only three kinds of light. First, there is the natural light, the sun and the moon, created by God. Then there is the artificial light made by man. Third, there is the real light, the genuine light, which is God Himself. Revelation tells us that in the New Jerusalem we do not need the natural light of the moon and the sun or any artificial light. This is because we have the real light, which is the source of all the light. This light is God who shines within Christ and is diffused over all the nations.°

We should not wait for New Jerusalem to experience God as light. John 1:4, speaking about the incarnation of Jesus, says, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” Later Jesus declared, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

When we receive Jesus as our life, we have the real light. This is the unique, eternal, divine light of New Jerusalem. Now we should walk in this light (1 John 1:5-7). When we have a sense of darkness or confusion, we need to stop a moment and pray, opening ourselves to the Lord: Lord, shine in me now as You will shine in New Jerusalem.

° This is an excerpt from the book Experiencing, Enjoying, and Expressing Christ by Witness Lee, © LSM. See message 431 in online reading.

Photo courtesy of University of Iowa and NASA.

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  1. Yes, we should be under God’s shining. Thank you Lord because You are our real life. We need You. Keep shining upon us so that we can see. Praise the Lord!


  2. Glenn

     /  October 13, 2014

    Hallelujah for the light of life! Lord shine brighter and brighter unto the full day!



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