I was reading in Revelation. As I came to the final chapters, I did a double-take. Within the span of eight verses virtually the same statement is made twice.
“But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causesan abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each treeyielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever” (Revelation 21:23-22:5).
This was John’s description of the New Jerusalem as the Lord Jesus Christ revealed it to him. How profoundly it must have astounded John! I mean for him to mention it more than once sounds like it’s pretty important to me. I see such an emphatic reiteration as sort of being like when your mama is trying to get your attention so she uses both your forename AND middle name. You know?
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light… There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light.
There is no need, NO NEED, of anything other than Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God! Are our lives a reflection of this truth? Is there no need of anything other than Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God in our lives? If we are not sure we could answer that question how we would like to, what might be keeping us from doing so? Why is that or are those things keeping us from being able to say that there no need of anything other than Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God in our lives? How could we ensure to live more and more as there is no need of anything other than Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God in our lives?
I would encourage you to spend time with the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer and in the Word, seeking Him. Praise Him for graciously and mercifully revealing Himself. Tell Him your heart, that you are or want to be desperate to live more and more as there is no need of anything other than Him in your life. And thank Him.
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