The Three Crystals Of Heaven
Crystal Light Shining On A Crystal River Flowing Into A Crystal Sea
By T. Dewitt Talmage
The book of Revelation describes the three crystals that saints will see in the kingdom of God. First there is crystal light noted at Revelation 21:11 that says Her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. This crystal light will shine on all the healing leaves of heaven's tree of life shimmering on the topaz foundation of the beautiful city tossing in the plumes (feathers) of the equestrian riders of heaven on white horses clothed in fine linen, clean and white.
Next we see a crystal pure river of life at Revelation 22:1 that says And he shewed me a pure river of water of life clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Finally we see a crystal sea of glass stated at Revelation 4:6 that says And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal. This sea of glass in heaven will be like the Arctic, Antarctic, Mediterranean Sea, Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans in crystalline magnificence. And according to Job 28:17, the crystal of this earth cannot equal the clear crystal of heaven.
Therefore we learn about the three crystals of heaven
Crystal light shining on a crystal river flowing into a crystal sea
But the earth's crystal cannot equal it
A Lamb, The Lamb, Your Lamb
Notice that Exodus 12:3-5 speaks about a lamb, the lamb, and finally your lamb. First Exodus 12:3 talks about a lamb saying Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house. Then Exodus 12:4 talks about the lamb saying And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Finally, Exodus 12:5 talks about your lamb saying Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it out from the sheep, or the goats.
Notice the progression from A Lamb to The Lamb To Your Lamb
First we learn that a lamb had to be sacrificed for our sins because according to Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood there is no remission (for sins). The sacrifice had to be a lamb that was innocent and perfect to remove our sins. The blood of an innocent lamb was placed on the door of a child of God in Egypt for protection from the death angel. The Lord Jesus said at Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
Next we identify The Lamb that was sacrificed to cleanse us from all our sins. John the Baptist told us that Jesus is the Lamb of God that was sacrificed for our sins at John 1:29 that says The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him and saith Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Jesus is the innocent perfect Lamb without sin according to 1 John 3:5 And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. Also Hebrews 4:15 says The Lamb Jesus was without sin: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Finally, Jesus must become your lamb to be saved and cleansed from all your sins. Everyone must work out their own salvation with fear and trembling where Jesus is your Lamb that cleanses you from all sin. God has provided The Lamb Jesus for your salvation. Right now make Jesus your Lamb and get saved by repenting, confessing Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Tell the devil daily by faith I am crucified with Christ and your sins will be removed while the blood of Jesus gives you total victory over the devil.
Keep Looking For Jesus
In the Holy Land of Israel a tourist noticed a man who was going out to the Mount of Olives pictured above every day at the same time staying for a while and then coming back. One day he said to him I notice you go out to the Mount of Olives at the same time every day, stay a while and then come back. Why do you do that?
The man replied, The Messiah Jesus is coming soon; His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives according to Zechariah 14:4. I should like to be out there when He comes. This man expected Jesus to come back to that mountain. Like this man, christians everywhere ought to be looking and waiting every day for the return of our Lord Jesus. In other words, according to Titus 2:13 we all should be looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. And according to Romans 5:2 when we look for this blessed hope, we will rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
If Jesus didn't come yesterday, I'm gonna look for Him today
And If He doesn't come today, I'm gonna look for Him tomorrow
Rejoice and claim the promise of Hebrews 9:28
Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time
without sin unto salvation
Seven Days Without The Word Of God Makes One Week (Weak)
I Just Had To Add This Story About A Bartender's Parrot
A preacher needed a building for church services on Sunday. Then a bartender allowed the preacher to use his bar for church on Sunday. On Sunday when the preacher arrived at the bar, he learned that the bartender owned a parrot that said Here comes the bartender Here comes the bartender. Then when the musicians arrived, the parrot said Same old band. Then when the choir arrived, the parrot said Here come the singers; Here come the singers. And finally when the church members arrived, the parrot went crazy and said Same old crowd, same old crowd. The people in the church on Sunday morning were the same people in the bar Saturday night.
Don't Be A Hypocrite
Remember a hypocrite is a fellow who isn't himself on Sundays
I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with great peace and strength. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.