How often throughout the week do you just need a pick me up? A little shot of “hell yes!” that strikes a cord of power into your soul and resonates amazement? Perhaps a bit more often having something to count on, something secure, something solid, unwavering, unchanging, and everlasting? How about a glimpse of my Father’s House?
15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.4 Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and tits gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. – Revelation 21:15-27
I believe every word of this book we refer to on the Barnabas Man. I believe every recorded story and Word spoken through the Bible. I believe God still speaks, EVERY DAY, to people, myself included, and sometimes we listen, and sometimes we don’t. But tonight dwell on this…
The description above is John explaining his vision of our Father’s House. The place GOD has reserved for us when this time on earth has passed. Do you know anyone there right now? I have a handful of loved ones that are there. I marvel at Him. I long for His voice and yearn for His work. I go here to Revelation often in my reading. Not that I am anxious for death on earth, well, that’s a tough one… you see we will never have this chance again. On Earth, being a witness to others, saving a soul, helping a stranger, learning fatherhood, becoming a loving husband, brother, neighbor. Building a ministry, breaking a legacy, saving an orphan, witnessing a miracle, watching a child smile, loving a family, preaching the Word… yes, Heaven will be different. I ‘m not by any means aware of the full details but I can assume by this description above that we will be in a HIGH PLACE. A place built with a measuring rod of gold. A place built with walls of Jasper, a city of pure gold, like glass.
I wonder what PURE GOLD would look like over an entire city? Walls adorned with every kind of precious jewel? Often I ‘ve told myself I’ll get to work in Heaven on the “streets of gold”… HA! As if our Father needs my stamping skills? I don’t think there will be room with all the glory and singing for work….
A place with NO NEED of the sun or moon because HIS LIGHT will be so immense, so over-taking, so encompassing, so amazing… it’s Lamp only the Lamb. Have the goosebumps started yet?
Catch this brother…
“But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Now before you fall asleep tonight thinking of every unclean item, person, or moment that has impacted you in one way or another and you lay awake wishing something to be different, or better, or changed… throw all those thoughts away, think only of the Throne Room. NOT ONE DETESTABLE OR FALSE, every lie, every shame, every fail, every let down, every hard time, every sad time, every tear, every one of them… cast them away brother. Cast them away tonight to feel His Hand on your life and hear HIS voice in HIS WORD and LIVE IN HIS KINGDOM. Just because you cannot see Him does NOT negate His presence. He is the One, you are His Masterpiece, You are His inheritance, You have a room. He is waiting. Kingdom Now! Streets of Gold brother.
Father, Overwhelm us again and again. Whenever we need to hear you Father please speak loudly to us. Please give us the shots and strikes and blows we need to feel you FULLY. You are the King, You are here. We are yours.