We Have Come Forward to New Jerusalem

New JerusalemHebrews 12:22 says, “You have come forward to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…” The heavenly Jerusalem is New Jerusalem. According to this verse we have already come to New Jerusalem in coming to God’s new covenant.

You might respond, I don’t feel like I am in New Jerusalem, or, I don’t see it. True. But the spiritual realities presented in God’s word are here today although they have not yet been manifested openly.

God’s word is solid. In this age “we walk by faith, not by appearance” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Our faith in God’s word, including Hebrews 12:22, overrules our sight.

Walking by faith is outside the natural realm, outside the realm substantiated by our physical senses. Walking by faith is walking in spirit. In this age many spiritual things are real yet invisible, and we experience them spiritually but not physically. A few examples:
• Jesus Christ is in us (Romans 8:10)
• In Christ we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
• We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3)
• We are members of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 5:30)

All of these facts are made real to us by the Spirit of reality (John 14:17). When we live and walk in spirit we are experiencing the reality of New Jerusalem even though our eyes, ears, nose, and fingers sense nothing of it.

We can pray, Lord, thank You for Your trustworthy word. Thank you for the fact in Hebrews 12:22. Grant me more living in spirit for more experience of New Jerusalem. 

Photo of Dubrovnik, Croatia, courtesy of U.S. government.

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