A Built-Up Church has God’s Rule, the Flow and Supply of Life, and God’s Light

New JerusalemThis post was written by Stefan Misaras in London. I am reposting with his concurrence.

The church today is a miniature of the New Jerusalem, and the main characteristics of the New Jerusalem should be seen today in a built-up church.

First of all, the New Jerusalem has the presence of God – God is with man, dwells with man, and is one with man. In the church today the presence of God is the most important thing. When the brothers and sisters live in oneness and harmony, we will have the presence of God in the church, and this is what matters the most.

Also, a built-up church has the ruling of God – the throne of God is set here, and we are all under God’s rule and dominion (as seen in the throne of God and of the Lamb in the New Jerusalem).

When the church is built up, we have the flow of life and the supply of life to quench people’s thirst and satisfy their hunger (as seen in the river of water of life and the tree of life in the New Jerusalem).

In the built-up church we have light – God in Christ shines as the light in and through God’s people (as seen in God in Christ shining in the New Jerusalem).

May the Lord uplift our view of the real condition of the church, and may the church in our locality be built up to the extent that it has the presence of God, the ruling of God, the flow and supply of life, and the divine light!

Read the remainder of this post here.

The photo is from Kyle Hwang, a Christian in South Africa. Thanks to Stefan and Kyle!

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  1. When the church is built up, we have the flow of life and the supply of life to quench people’s thirst and satisfy their hunger (as seen in the river of water of life and the tree of life in the New Jerusalem).

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  2. When Christ lived on earth He didn’t just express God, heal the sick, live a perfect life, teach people, and had compassion on others. Christ lived a sacrificing life His whole life, and He was the real vine, producing grapes, being crushed to be for God’s joy and man’s satisfaction.

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    • Yes, Christ flowed Himself out to satisfy God and to satisfy us. May we experience this daily.

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