New Jerusalem is Holy with God’s Holy Nature

New Jerusalem is “the holy city” (Revelation 21:2, 10) because it is saturated with God’s holy nature, that is, God Himself infuses every part of the city. This post continues the prior one about the holy city using quotes from Experiencing, Enjoying, and Expressing Christ by Witness Lee.

New Jerusalem

God sanctifies us so that we may be established in His holy nature. God’s sanctifying us is a very important and particular item in God’s organic salvation. Not only is God Himself holy, but He also wants to make us holy. Eventually, He wants to make us the holy city, New Jerusalem. In the universe God is holiness; whenever people touch God, they touch holiness (cf. Isa. 6:2-3; Rev. 4:8). Hence, in His organic salvation God’s intention is to constitute us with His holy nature so that we may become the Body of Christ and ultimately be manifested as an established holy city, New Jerusalem. Since all the believers will be the components of the holy city, all of them should be sanctified to be as holy as the holy city. Unless we are made holy, we will not be qualified to be a part of the New Jerusalem. As the holy city, the New Jerusalem is composed of holy believers.

This quote speaks about “organic salvation”—the aspect of God’s salvation carried out by His life within us. One verse about organic salvation is Romans 5:10, “if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled.” This life is not our natural human life, but is God’s eternal life in us. It is this life which qualifies us and constitutes us to be in New Jerusalem.

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