In the Millennium, when Jesus Christ reigns literally on earth from David’s throne in New Jerusalem, the sun will be seven times brighter! It is already extremely bright; and probably the brightest thing we experience on this earth, but God says in Isaiah,
"Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound." [Isa 30:26]
The moon is going to be like the sun and the sun is going to be seven times brighter. That will truly be something to experience! But what is more glorious than that comes from another passage in Isaiah. It speaks of the same time period, the Millennium, and Isaiah, says,
"Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously." [Isa 24:23]
Jesus Christ Himself, ruling in New Jerusalem, is going to shine brightly. In Revelation we read, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Jesus will shine so brightly that He will put the sun to shame – the city won’t even need the sun! That’s pretty incredible, that Jesus Christ in all of His excellent glory puts a seven-times-brighter sun to shame!
We can apply this truth to our lives as well: we want Jesus’ glory to shine so brilliantly in our hearts that nothing else compares to Him. That nothing in the world tempts us, nothing is able to lead us astray, no one can sway us from our passionate love of Jesus – we want His glory seven times brighter than anything the world has to offer! So bright that it puts everything to shame and we would be fools to choose anything else.
Let us seek Jesus’ face out. Cry out for Him, to see His glory through the scriptures. I believe that if we see Jesus’ glory that brightly, it will give us magnificent victory over sin in our lives.
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