From New Man to New Jerusalem

The new man is the beginning of the new creationRevelation 21:1-2a says, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” New Jerusalem is the center of the new creation. In Revelation 20:11 and 21:1 there is a change from the old creation to the new. However, this apparently sudden change is an open manifestation that will conclude a hidden development.

The new creation began during the crucifixion of Christ. Ephesians 2:15 tells us that on the cross Christ worked to “create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace.” The two are the Jews and the nations, those who were God’s people previously and those who were not. On the cross Christ was not only dying; He was also creating. The new man which He brought forth is the beginning of the new creation.

Now the new man of the new creation is developing within us by the Spirit’s renewing work within us. More about this renewing is in three consecutive posts which begin here.

Colossians 3:10-11 tell us that in the new man “Christ is all and in all.” Christ Himself is the reality and totality of the new man. He created the new man “in Himself” as the realm of the new man, and He is the constituting element in all the members of the new man. How high and how wonderful is this forerunner of New Jerusalem! This forerunner ultimately will be enlarged and manifested on the new earth.

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  1. crownade

     /  October 23, 2012

    Hallelujah for the renewing Spirit operating from within our regenerated spirit into our whole being unto the New Jerusalem!!!

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  2. We are daily being renewed in all our being, and we will become the ultimate consummation of the new man, the New Jerusalem!

    Lord, renew us more today! Lord, our mind! Make us in reality Your new creation!

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  3. Yes, Lord, renew us more today. We open to You so that You can be our newness from now to New Jerusalem.

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