And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:…
"His face"! That can never be produced upon canvas; that is the medium of Divine revelation; that is the type of perfect humanity.
I. HEAVEN POSSESSES ONE SPECIAL ATTRACTION — the face of Jesus.
1. This chides our idle speculation. The presence of Jesus makes heaven, and to see His face is eternal joy.
2. Here is a test for our religious desires. Do we long to see Jesus?
II. HEAVEN WILL CONTINUE THE EXPERIENCE OF EARTH.
1. It is possible to see Jesus now. We can see His face in the mirror of the Word — dimly in the law, gloriously in the gospel. We can see it smiling from the Cross. We can see it in the gifts of His heart.
2. It is possible to realise heaven upon earth.
III. HEAVEN WILL SOOTHE THE DEEPEST SIGHING OF THE REGENERATED HEART.
IV. HEAVEN WILL PERFECT OUR LIKENESS TO JESUS.
Parallel VersesKJV: And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: