The New Beginning in New Jerusalem

Christ is our new beginningRevelation 22:2a says, “And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month.” The twofoldness of divine truth, touched in the prior post, is also exhibited in Revelation 22:2a. This verse shows us that in New Jerusalem there will be months in eternity, a dichotomy pointed out in a recent comment.

Seven is a number of the old creation whereas twelve is a number of the new creation. There will be no seven-day weeks in New Jerusalem but there will be twelve months with the tree of life and its twelve fruits.

In the Bible, the emphasis on “months” is the beginning of the months. Numbers 28:3-8 is about the daily burnt offering; Numbers 28:11 is about an additional burnt offering at the beginning of each month. In the same way, Colossians 2:16 includes the “new moon,” indicating a beginning. Then verse 17 says that Christ is the reality of the new moon. Christ is our new beginning.

In New Jerusalem nothing will be old, stale, or repetitious because Christ is our eternal new beginning. We should not wait; Christ is our new beginning every day. Even if we have a failure, God’s lovingkindness, mercy, and compassions (which we receive in Christ) are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). Here is more on beginning our day with Him.

Lord Jesus, thank You that You are ever new, ever fresh. I give myself to You again today. Be my newness today and every day from now to New Jerusalem.

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  1. crownade

     /  November 12, 2012

    Thank You Lord for renewing us inwardly with Yourself as our real newness day by day!!!

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  2. Yes, our inner man is being renewed day by day.

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  3. Here is another blog’s post about morning time with the Lord – http://arkandarchitecture.com/2012/09/04/three-points-on-morning-time-with-the-lord/.

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