18 September, 2020
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revelation 21:21–23
Almighty God, you light up the entire firmament with your splendor and majesty for yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Your Holy Word is the foundation of all creation, the weight of which rests on your Word and sustains it forevermore.
We are blessed with the free gift of redemption, by which heaven is not inaccessible, but there is a freeway opened into the holiest of holies, for all those that are sanctified. The chaste and pure can mingle with the angels, shining splendidly in the pure light of Christ.
Your doctrines enlighten us with a magnificent array of your glory and the precious perfection of the new heaven on earth, where people of all nations and languages, who believe in Christ, have access to you, God, in grace here and in glory hereafter. Your glory God, will reveal the brilliance of your Light, for you are Light itself and the Sun and moon only reflections thereof. Added to this will be the translucent aura of Christ’s pure light, shining in the vision of your glory.
Your gospel teachings on earth give us a preview of how amazing and glorious the prospect of walking in the spirit of its teachings can be. And yet, this is but a faint representation of the actuality of the heavenly sanctuary which is the eternal home of the nations and people that are saved. We will walk with Christ, the Lamb of God in perfect radiance and have communion with you, Father, in the pure atmosphere of the Holy Sanctuary and Tabernacle where we must reside.
Bless us, that we may purpose to attain our place in your Kingdom and your presence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen