New Jerusalem is the House of God and the Gate of Heaven

New JerusalemJesus came out of heaven from God to bring God to us and resurrected to bring us to God. His “travels” opened the way for New Jerusalem to be built that it may come out of heaven from God (Revelation 21:2).

Genesis 28:10-22 records Jacob’s dream and his response. The core of this dream is, “There was a ladder set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And there was Jehovah…” In John 1:51 Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” Here He reveals Himself as the reality of the ladder joining earth to heaven and bringing heaven to earth.

Upon waking up, Jacob declared,

The Lord is in this place….How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

During His ministry on earth, recorded in the four gospels, Jesus was the house of God and gate of heaven. Today, Jesus Christ with all the members of His Body is the enlarged house of God and gate of heaven. Eternally, Jesus Christ with New Jerusalem will be the consummate house of God and the gate of heaven.

To appreciate this matter, we need a dream, a heavenly revelation. We can pray, Lord, give me the New Testament version of Jacob’s dream. Grant me Your presence in a stronger way and show me the house of God and the gate of heaven.

Such a dream will energize us to live in the Body of Christ today and to go onward to New Jerusalem.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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