“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.”
This Incredible chapter is worth spending time reading carefully and thoughtfully. It tells us what to expect as God’s redeemed people and where we stand compared to the rest of the world. We have a glorious inheritance that cannot be spoiled and will never fade away. God is in charge and He will bring His people into their inheritance. We cannot bring ourselves, because we are weak believers, and totally dependant on Christ for every blessing we receive.
There will be no need of sun or moon, nor light source or reflection of it, but only the radiance of Christ. There will be no more day, for we shall dwell in perfect, heavenly, constant day, with Christ as the centre and sun. The people of God will rule in righteousness and equity for ever, with all their tears and sorrows wiped away.
This is our inheritance, kept for us in the heavens. We will surely enter in when the time is right, for it is all prepared for us.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
1 Peter 1:3-5 KJV
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
John 14:1-3 BSB
It will be all ready when the time is ready for us to go. God will call His people away, either in death (not now an enemy, but ushering us into the presence of our true love) or when Christ returns to put an end to all the troubles and sin we have generated. There is so much to look forward to, and we see just enough to keep us focused and keep us going. It is revealed to us what we need to know, and God will reveal the rest to us in the right moment.
“it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God..”
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 KJV
We look to the Son and trust in what He has done for us, that is all we do. Heaven is the ultimate gift of sacrifice and we will rejoice in it, even now. God’s love is poured out on the ungodly, that we should be rescued from this present evil age, and brought into the kingdom of His Son.
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Galatians 1:3-4 BSB