“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 of the Lamb will be its temple. God’s presence is not limited by temple walls. 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).