“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“
Now the angel leads John into the city of New Jerusalem itself. He notices streets paved with pure gold like transparent glass (21:21). He sees that there is no temple in this city.
But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
There will be no temple in the New Jerusalem because the immediate presence of God Almighty and the Lamb will be its temple. Temple walls do not limit God’s presence. There is no need for a temple if we have the eternal presence of God with us.
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it.
There is no need for light from the sun or moon because the glory of God will illuminate the New Jerusalem.
The Lamb is its light.
The Lamb will light the city. There is no sacrifice in this temple because the Lamb is its light (John 1:7-9; 3:19; 8:12; 12:35). Heaven is Christ-centered. He will be the center of attraction for all eternity.
We should make the Lord Jesus Christ, the center of our lives.
Is Jesus the central figure of your life? If He is, we are in good practice for eternity – for that will be our main occupation in the eternal state. The fellowship that we experience in Heaven will far surpass the fellowship known on earth. Our worship will be perfect there.
“And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18).
new city of Jerusalem is actually heaven -street paved with gold, transparent parent gold, the gold is not normal gold because of its transparency, it does not have to be smelted ,no temple ,sun, moon, light,12 apostles are seated on 12 thrones and 12 tribes also even the four creatures are present, the 24 elders are also adorned with pure gold crowns, because they came out of tribulation, is astounding, there is no need of ark of covenant because in revelations 11:19 the ark of covenant is already in heaven, God touched me twice from heaven, i saw his arms I was fighting him