AUGUST 31: SECURED STONE

SECURED STONE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"And the building of the wall of it was as pure jasper, and the city was pure gold like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the walls of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, a beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 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 I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 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 therein. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day, for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. 
And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."
Revelation 21:18-27
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Here we come to the close and final deposit of that which awaits and defines our eternity. Is any structure better girded with purity and more gilded with gold than that which has been prepared for us in advance and is yet to come?
Is any city or beauty on earth comparable to the New Jerusalem?
We each must decide.
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 There's nothing on earth, my friend, which is not worth giving up on earth, in order to experience that substantial and higher glory coming soon ahead:
+Look about you and choose to see that which has been prepared for you.
Keep moving toward it.
+Look above you and focus long on the glory to come.
Keep your eyes clean.
+Linger long in the word which ushers in timeless truth and true freedom.
Sustain and arouse your soul with the glory of "the" Immortal Jewel which will be worshipped forever and ever and shines in the midst.
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Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life?
The only Book that matters is based on the Cornerstone Jesus Christ.
"And they shall see His face and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no light there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign forever and ever."
Revelation 22:4-5
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