New Jerusalem is a city of glory (Revelation 21:10-11) and Christ in us is our hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
Our hope is not things or happenings. Our hope is Christ Himself. Everything of God is in Him. Whatever we hope for based on the Scriptures will be realized in Jesus Christ. First Timothy 1:1 includes the phrase “Christ Jesus our hope.”
Christ Himself is our hope of glory. “When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:4). When Christ our life matures in us, He will be the glory in us, our glorification (Romans 8:30). In Romans 5:1-2 it is through our Lord Jesus Christ that we “boast because of the hope of the glory of God.”
The essence of these verses is captured in a hymn by Witness Lee (words music):
___Myst’ry hid from ages now revealed to me,
_____Tis the Christ of God’s reality.
___He embodies God, and He is life to me,
_____And the glory of my hope He’ll be.
___Glory, glory, Christ is life in me!
_____Glory, glory, what a hope is He!
___Now within my spirit He’s the mystery!
_____Then the glory He will be to me.
God in Jesus Christ will be the glory to and in all of us, and God in Jesus Christ will be the glory illuminating New Jerusalem.