New Jerusalem: Incorruptible Inheritance

New JerusalemNew Jerusalem is a city in God’s new creation and is a city in resurrection. First Corinthians 15 is a chapter on resurrection; verses 50-54 have multiple occurrences of incorruptible and incorruption. Since New Jerusalem is in resurrection, it is also incorruptible.

What is incorruptible? Romans 1:23 speaks of “the incorruptible God.” So the question really is, Who is incorruptible? New Jerusalem is incorruptible because the incorruptible God saturates the city.

How do we get into this incorruptible city? Second Timothy 1:10 tells us of the appearing of “our Savior Christ Jesus, who nullified death and brought life and incorruption to light through the gospel.”

Death and corruption are inseparable. Our Savior destroyed the devil, the source of death, on the cross and released us (Hebrews 2:14-15). In resurrection He imparted the eternal, incorruptible life to us.

First Peter 1:23 says that we were “regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.” This incorruptible seed, full of the incorruptible, eternal life, has been planted in us so that we can possess and partake of its incorruptibility. This regeneration puts us on the road to incorruptible New Jerusalem.

Therefore, we can join Peter in declaring “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance, incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, kept in the heavens for you” (1 Peter 1:3-4).

Certainly New Jerusalem is part of our incorruptible-undefiled-unfading inheritance. It is in the heavens until it comes down out of heaven (Revelation 21:2). Blessed be our God and Father!

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  1. Praise the Lord! We have an eternal and incorruptible life.

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