Rev 3:12-13 (NET) The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), and my new name as well. 13 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
Unlike walls or furniture, pillars are very important and more permanent structural elements in any building. In heaven, the throne of God dwells within the temple of God (see Isiah 6:1). God rules the universe from there.
David said by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit “…and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever ” (see Psa 23:6). When the Lord says He will make those who conquer to be pillars in the temple of God, He is saying overcomers will never be removed from the presence of God for all eternity. Saints are not just called to be people who will dwell closely with God for part of eternity, but we will dwell in the house of the Lord for all eternity.
In heaven, being in the presence of God is a very, very great honor, and it means great authority. Angels brag about this (see Luke 1:19). We who overcome are going to be pillars in the temple of God. This means we are not just going to be part of God’s presence, but we are going to be important parts of God’s temple. I am talking about the God who is the creator and Sustainer of the universe; the God whose power and glory cannot be comprehended by the human mind.
I don’t know what we ever did or could ever do to deserve this great honor and glory that God has destined for us; it is an unmerited favor.
Go into today thanking the Father for the great love He has lavished upon you; that you should become a son of God (see 1 John 3:1).
Confession: I am an overcomer in Jesus’ Name. I will inherit everything God has prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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