“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 in Revelation 21:8-10,
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,”
New Jerusalem is more than just a city for it is also a representation of the Lambs wife. We see further in Revelation 21:2 that New Jerusalem is a bride adorned for her husband. Therefore we are talking not only about a physical city but also about its inhabitants who are the bride of Christ.
Every facet of New Jerusalem represents different truths concerning Gods future wife. One of the facets that speaks about our character is “the street of the city was pure gold; as it were transparent glass.” I believe that one truth that God is trying to show is that our walk is to be transparent in Him. Indeed, when we are fully restored into His image and likeness we will be, as it were, transparent and only God will show through.
Much of the difficulties in our natural and spiritual lives are due to a lack of transparency. Often times the very areas that most hinder our walk with God are the least transparent. Sometimes this is due to fear of rejection and at other times it is due to shame because we feel that if people really know our problems they will find us unlovable. Though there are many reasons for lack of transparency the end result of all of them is that we hide the very problem areas that most need to be dealt with.
In the coming move of Tabernacles this lack of transparency will radically change. God’s divine love will provide the intimate and trusting atmosphere in which these very sensitive areas can be brought to the light of day and dealt with in a loving way. Basically, at this point we have learned not to trust each other with the really important parts of our inner beings because through unpleasant experiences we know that people are often times judgmental and cruel. It will take the restoration of the first love of the Garden of Eden in order for our distrust of one another to be healed.
The wonderful promise of Tabernacles is that when we are made whole then the body of Christ will start to function as our Father intended. Every joint will supply what the other needs in harmony. The power and gifting of God which have been restricted due to our souls being clogged up with so much shame and pain will begin to flow freely as in the book of Acts. Thus, the world will see Jesus as He truly is and through us they will come to experience God manifest in our flesh.
Tabernacles and the coming move of Divine Love is the answer we seek to the wholeness or holiness we lack. Let us embrace our destiny and be remade into His image and likeness and through His divine love we and many our lives touch shall be made whole.