1. Exposition

Can a pillar be removed from God's temple?

Revelation 3:12 (ESV)

12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

The Lord Jesus Christ had earlier identified himself as the one who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens (Revelation 3:7). He now assures his readers that his identity guarantees their eternal place in God’s temple.