September 16, 2017: SOAP #2844: Ezekiel 40-41; Psalm 128; Revelation 21 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God [...]

September 16, 2017: SOAP #2844: Ezekiel 40-41; Psalm 128; Revelation 21

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 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.
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.
25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.
27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Observation:   This must be a description of the church in its glorified state in heaven.   It is a city called 'the Lamb's wife.'   It is all centered around Jesus.   All the glory and honor and splendor of the earth is brought to Him.   Entrance is ONLY gained through having one's name written in the Lamb's book of life!

Application:   This is the height of exclusivity!   There is only one-way in.   Only those whose names are recorded.   Everyone else is excluded.   I want to be in that number.

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us a glimpse of what you are preparing for your people.   Thank you for forgiving my sins and for including me in your plans for eternity.      Amen

Pastor Leon
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