Light Constitutes Us into New Jerusalem

Revelation 21:11 tells us that New Jerusalem has the glory of God, and “Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, as clear as crystal.” New Jerusalem is the eternal lampstand shining to the whole universe.

God is the unique eternal light. “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5). God in Christ is the light among men. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4). When we believe into Christ we have Him as our light of life and we become sons of light (John 12:36).

New JerusalemWe become light, as in Philippians 2:15, because we have The Light in us to shine through us. To have this shining we need to forsake all activities in darkness, to “cast off the works of darkness” (Rom. 13:12), and “walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8).

By walking as children of light who have the light inwardly, we are further constituted with light. In God “is no darkness at all”. The more we let Him shine in us, the more the dark parts of our being will be enlightened and the darkness eliminated.

Eventually we will be full of God as light and have no dark parts. We will be “clear” and “transparent” to match the nature of New Jerusalem.

Photo courtesy of NASA.

Posted by Don on February 12, 2024

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