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The Light Of The Lamb

For countless generations people have looked to the sun and moon to light the day and the night. Whether illuminating our path or providing the life-giving radiance for fruitful crops and the nutrients our bodies need, the sun and moon are part of God’s marvelous provision of light. The book of Genesis tells us that God gave “the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night” (Gen. 1:16).

But someday God will provide a different kind of illumination. Of the eternal heavenly city, John writes: “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” (Rev. 21:23). Interestingly, the word translated “light” here is more accurately rendered lamp. Christ in His glorified state will be the spiritual lamp that lights up that joyous new world.

The Lord Jesus Christ is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). He is also the source of spiritual illumination that makes those who follow Him “the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). But in eternity He will be the Lamp that lights our way (Rev. 21:23). What a thrill it will be one day to live in the light of the Lamb!

No darkness have we who in Jesus abide—
The light of the world is Jesus;
We walk in the light when we follow our Guide—
The light of the world is Jesus. —Bliss
The Light of the world knows no power failure.

Insight

In the Old Testament, the tabernacle and the temple were emblematic of God’s presence among His people. In eternity, no such facility will be needed (Rev. 21:22) because the redeemed will live in the presence of God Himself.

20 thoughts on “The Light Of The Lamb

  1. sentinel46 says:

    Blessed Heavenly Father, I cannot and do not have an end of praise and thanksgiving unto you for your unrelenting and faithful guidance of thy ‘Light’ , of thy‘Truth’ , and of thy ‘Love’ for which you give to us every day and every moment of time in passing and in the blessing of Jesus’ name…Amen!

  2. nohea414 says:

    Soon and very soon, I am going to see the King . . .
    This song has been running through my head all morning today. Are we ready to see the King? He is coming soon, look to the heavens, watch, and wait with great anticipation for the sings are all around us! So blessed, as usual by ODB. Keep up the great work my brothers and sisters!

  3. choox says:

    Lord, let you light shine in me and make my ways be a reflection of this light to all people.
    Amen!

  4. edwinpadilla says:

    It was for this joy even Christ subjected himself to death. What splendor and to think someone actually was able to describe it’s existence for all mankind from this day forth.

  5. mruppert says:

    When I think about those who make a lie today such as the federal gov’t for example it’s easy to say “is it soup yet?” In other words is it time for Him to return yet?

  6. princessdee says:

    I look forward to living in that beautiful city where there will be no sorrow, pain, shame, tears, etc.Thank you Lord.
    I pray today for people that are unsaved, Lord pls send your angels to draw their hearts towards you.Let them not miss heaven.Let all my loved ones make heaven too.We all look forward to living with u in that glorious city.Hallelujah!

  7. princessdee says:

    “If u must miss any place, don’t miss HEAVEN. If u must miss any appointment, pls don’t miss THE RAPTURE. If u must miss any meal, pls don’t miss THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. The end is no more NEAR, It’s HERE”-Anonymous

  8. neetavg says:

    Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. (Psalms 119:105 NKJV)
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1, 4 NKJV)
    Jesus said I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. (John 12:46 NKJV)
    As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:5 NKJV)
    I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. (John 12:46 NKJV)
    “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matthew 5:14, 16 NKJV). May we shine brightest every time.

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