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Topic: Sightseeing (08/08/05)
TITLE: Seeing Spiritual Sights
By Jan Thackston
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A sight I am looking forward to seeing is my mansion in heaven. Do you think about what it might be like? I know enough to understand that even my most extravagant imaginings do not come close to what God has prepared for me. His ways are not my ways…and because I know I can’t come close to an accurate description of the magnificence that is there, I am humbled at how incredibly undeserving I am of it. The “city” is described in the Book of Revelation but this description is only John’s best effort constrained as he was with his limited, human vocabulary.
God told Moses that he could not see His Glory and live. Why was that? It is because God’s Glory, along with the heavenly environment, are beyond the comprehension of our finite minds. When we are transformed and become like Him then we will see all the sights that are now only glimpsed through “a veil darkly.”
“The building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. … And the city had no need of the sun, neither the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelation 21:18-19, 21, 23.
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