The Triune God Seen in New Jerusalem

Here is a brief excerpt from Experiencing, Enjoying, and Expressing Christ by Witness Lee (details). This may be read online by selecting volume 26 in this list. This excerpt shows the Triune God portrayed in three aspects of New Jerusalem.

God the Father is the gold as the base, God the Son is the gates to bring people in, and God the Spirit transforms people to express God.

New Jerusalem

Revelation 21:18b “the city was pure gold, like clear glass.” God the Father, whose divine nature is symbolized by gold, is the solid base. Without Him we are on shifting sand.

Revelation 21:12a “It had a great and high wall and had twelve gates.” New Jerusalem has a separating wall and also open gates. God the Son, through His death and resurrection, is our entrance. Remember John 14:6b—“no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Revelation 21:11 describes the city as “having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, as clear as crystal.” And 21:18a and 19a tell us, “the building work of its wall was jasper….The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone…” God the Spirit transforms us from men of clay to precious stones that we may shine with the glory of God (2 Corinthians 3:18).

This chorus of a hymn (words, music) is also a good prayer for us.
___Lord, transform us to Thine image
_____In emotion, mind, and will;
___Saturate us with Thy Spirit,
_____All our being wholly fill.

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  1. New Jerusalem is Much More Precious | New Jerusalem – A Biblical View

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