"As for the one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; he will be secure, and will go out no more; and I will write my God's Name on him, and he will be a citizen in the city of my God - the New Jerusalem, coming down from heaven from my God; and he will have my new Name inscribed upon him" (Revelation 3:12).
You and I shall some day be in that beautiful temple in Jerusalem - to rule and reign with the King of kings and Lord of lords forever and forever.
Can you see it now? While we do not know - and need not know - all the incidental details and circumstances, we know enough from God's holy Word to know that some day we shall be with Him, never to be separated. That is the cause for shouting and rejoicing.
And we need not be terrified by the condition that we must be conquerors before we qualify for any of these promised blessings. Has He not told us that we are already "more than conquerors?"
Here again we have that promise of the new name, thought by some to be the very name of Christ Himself - certainly worthy of attainment, whatever its true meaning.
To be "heirs with God and joint-heirs with Christ" holds all the wonderful promise that the human mind can imagine. Just to be with Him is enough; to know that He adds blessing upon blessing as we rule and reign with Him - that is unparalleled joy indeed.
Bible Reading: Revelation 3:7-13
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: With a quick look at the future, I'll do my best to make this day all that God intends for me, especially in my outreach to others.