24 And [kai] the nations [ethnos] of them which are saved [sozo] shall walk [peripateo] in [en] the light [phos] of it: [autos] and [kai] the kings [basileus] of the earth [ge] do bring [phero] their [autos] glory [doxa] and [kai] honour [time] into [eis] it. [autos] KJV-Interlinear
24 And the
nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their
glory into it. NASB
Throughout human history, there have been and will continue to be, many nations of peoples. From some nations, there will be a few of those who have believed, or will believe, in the one and only savior, the Son of God, who is Jesus Christ. From some nations, there will be many who have been, and will be, saved.
Regardless of what nation you happen to live in right now, regardless of what nation the many believers from throughout the ages, will come from, regardless of a persons rank or stature in human history, regardless of their cultural background, regardless of their circumstances of life, all believers in Christ will be allowed into the future New Jerusalem, in the New Universe, where heaven and the universe become one.
Regardless of who you are in this life, or where you come from, your glory, your background, your culture, whatever it might be, peasant or royalty, will be set aside and lost in the destruction of this universe. We will all enter into the New Jerusalem, equal before the Lord, and there will be but one glory, which is that of Christ.
The only inequality for people will exist in the degree of their eternal reward, which they receive when they stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ following each respective resurrection.
Bringing ones glory and honor into it, is an expression for laying ones own personal self worth, whatever that might be, down before the glory of God. Subordinating ones self totally to God.
Gods glory is expressed in the beauty and magnificence of the city and more. And to that the only legitimate glory that believers will possess is the glory which God gives and it is that which they (we) will bring.
Anything and everything from the old universe will not survive into the new.
Right now in history, we have been discovering that even the ancients had pretty sophisticated methods of recording the times and the seasons, even with pretty sophisticated calendars. And they were able to do that with virtually no technology such as we have today.
But all of the components of those ancient calendars, based on the sun and the moon, the stars and the zodiac symbols, were all made possible by Gods placement of stars at varying vastly distant star positions, by the filtering out of the night sky lights, by our own atmosphere, making some stars more obvious that others.
And while some worship the lights of the sky, when history is all over, those lights will not exist ever again. Some even worship at the alter of evolution, even that belief system will be dismantled when the universe if obliterated and a new one is created right before our eyes.
Some presume that space is simply a huge vacuum into which this universe exists, however, space is also a part of Gods creation too. Try to figure that one out.
Remember that when this universe is destroyed, nothing of the old will be a part of the new, that even includes the vacuum of outer space. So as we try to imagine, we realize that we cannot even begin to imagine what destiny is before us.
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