New Jerusalem is the Consummation of Everything Positive in the Bible (2)

New Jerusalem is the consummation of everything positive in the Bible. The prior post presented the consummation of God, man, and life (the eternal life of God we receive in Jesus Christ). Here are a few more wonderful topics in the Bible which will be present in New Jerusalem.

New JerusalemRedemption: man fell and was shut out of the garden of Eden, forbidden to receive God as life. Nevertheless, Genesis 3 has a picture of redemption with lambs slain to properly clothe Adam and Eve with coats of skins. In the gospels, Jesus came as the real Lamb of God to accomplish redemption. When we have Him, we have redemption. New Jerusalem is the bride of the Lamb, the Lamb is on the throne, and the Lamb is the temple and lamp of the city.

Spirit: in Genesis 1 the Spirit of God was moving. This moving continues through the Bible. Eventually the Spirit is seen as the flowing river of life in New Jerusalem.
• The Spirit, The Bountiful Supply, The River of Water of Life
• The River of Water of Life is Flowing Today

Light: in Genesis 1 God said, “let there be light.” In John we learn that the Lord Jesus is the light of the world. In 1 John God is light and we walk in the light. New Jerusalem is pure and clear to let God as light shine through.

Love: simple—God, who is love (1 John 4:16), will be in New Jerusalem.

Holiness: 1 Peter 1:16 quotes from Leviticus that we should be holy because God is holy. Eventually New Jerusalem is the holy city because God is holy.

Glory: God’s glory filled the tabernacle in Exodus and the temple in Kings. Isaiah saw God’s glory. So did John (John 1:14). New Jerusalem has the glory of God.

Your comment could suggest other topics which consummate in New Jerusalem.

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  1. You found in the gospels that Jesus came as the real Lamb of God to accomplish redemption but from your previous writing you seem to believe Jesus is God Himself. God can not be tempted and can not sin. Jesus was tempted more than once and could sin but did not. In him we have redemption by the Grace of God who accepted the offer of His only begotten son. It was not God who faked his death (because God can not die) The Lamb (Jeshua/Jesus) is on the throne of the Kingdom but is sitting at the right hand of his Father and not on His Throne. Jesus is after some time even to hand over the Kingdom again to his Father.

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    • Jesus is both God and man. When He died, His blood (a part of His humanity) was shed. But Acts 20:28 speaks of God’s own blood because Jesus is divine.
      Regarding the Lord Jesus as a man, the New Testament tells us that God raised Him from the dead (Acts 10:40, Rom. 8:11); considering Him as God, it tells us that He Himself rose from the dead (Acts 10:41, 1 Thes. 4:14). One aspect has a passive verb—He was raised; the other has an active verb—He rose.

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