New Man, New Jerusalem

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). After God populated the earth with plants, animals, and man, “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Not long after this, sin entered and death entered through sin (Romans 5:12). As a result, the creation became the old creation in vanity and corruption (Romans 8:19-22) and man (the center of creation) became the old man (Romans 6:6).

On the cross Christ began to bring forth a new creation by creating in Himself one new man (Ephesians 2:15). The original man was corporate (compare singular “man” with plural “them” in Genesis 1:26-28); so also the new man is corporate (Colossians 3:10-11). Colossians 3:11 tells us that in the new man, “Christ is all and in all.” The new man is in Christ and Christ is everything in every member of this new man. The newness of the new man is Christ Himself.

Ephesians 4:24 says that “the new man was created according to God” and Colossians 3:10 says that “we have put on the new man is being renewed.” Factually, Christ accomplished the creation on the cross and we have put on the new man. Experientially, we are being renewed day by day to enter into the reality of the new man. This is “the renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5) who is one with our human spirit. The constitution of the new man shows the constitution of New Jerusalem—the city is the Triune God and His people together in one corporate entity. The present renewing of the new man in us brings us onward gradually toward New Jerusalem. When this new city comes down out of heaven from God (Revelation 21:2) the renewing process will have been completed and New Jerusalem will be “New” in every way.

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