Our Walk on the Golden Street of New Jerusalem Begins at Regeneration

In New Jerusalem the river of water of life flows in the middle of the street of gold (Revelation 22:1, 21:21). This is a picture of the Spirit flowing to us as our life supply while we are walking according to the divine nature.

Regeneration is the beginning of our walk on golden street, the divine nature. Before regeneration, we were apart from Christ and without God (Ephesians 2:12) and hence lacking anything of the divine nature. When we believed into Jesus Christ we were born of God and became children of God. This is John 1:12-13: “as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, who were begotten…of God.” By receiving God in Christ, we became children of God, receiving God with His life and nature.

John is the gospel of life and Matthew is the gospel of the kingdom. Matthew 7:13-14  says, “Enter in through the narrow gate….Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it.” In Matthew we enter through the gate (our regeneration) and then walk on the way (our Christian life). Entering the gate in Matthew equals receiving the Lord in John.

The constricted way in Matthew is the golden street in New Jerusalem. The constricted way is shown to be a matter of life by the following verses which speak about a good tree producing good fruit. This constricted way of life matches the golden street with the river of water of life. The narrow gate in Matthew is the beginning and the golden street of New Jerusalem is the eternal continuation of our Christian life.

Bible verses quoted in these posts are from The Holy Bible, Recovery Version, published and copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA, 2003. The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; this too is copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry.

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