“They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever“
They shall see His face,
The saints will have the freedom to be in the presence of God. They will have immediate admission to God’s glory. We will see the Lamb face to face (22:3). That will be a joy! After all our service for Him, we will meet Him face to face.
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
and His name shall be on their foreheads.
God’s name on our forehead means that we belong to God. It will be quite evident publicly that we belong to God.
Presently Christians are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). God seals us until the day we go to be with Him. The seal today is invisible, but the seal on that day will be apparent for all to see.
There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light.
John again repeats that there will be no night in the New Jerusalem. The light of God’s presence is all they need (21:23,25).
And they shall reign forever and ever.
There will be no end to the saints’ reign in the eternal state (Daniel 7:18,27). This is another indication that this is the eternal state.
Heaven transcends any earthly reference points.
None of us can comprehend how wonderful Heaven is. It will transcend all of our expectations.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
We will experience nothing of the pain we face here. As the hymn says, “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus.”
The idea of Heaven boggles the mind. Every person who belongs to God should take an interest in the subject for one day we will move there, and since we are going to move to a new location, we should research that community to find out as much as we can about it. Our home in Heaven will exceed our wildest dreams. If this earth is a beautiful place even under the curse, what will Heaven be like?