Where is New Jerusalem ?

New JerusalemWhere? The obvious answer is what John said in Revelation 21:1-2, “I saw a new heaven and a new earth….And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven…” New Jerusalem is in heaven until it comes down out of heaven to be on the new earth.

The New Testament also locates the city another way. First Corinthians 1:29-30 says that of God we are in Christ Jesus. And Colossians 3:3 says “your life is hidden with Christ in God.” The Triune God is our spiritual location no matter what our physical location is. This location will continue into New Jerusalem.

Furthermore, John’s epistles exhort us to walk in the light and to walk in love and they also tell us that God is light and God is love. Therefore, our walk, our daily living, is in God. This walk in God will continue into New Jerusalem.

We and God together are God’s building. Where we are, that’s where God’s building is. Ephesians 2:20-22 says that we are being built together

Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone; in whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit.

These verses thrice say that God’s New Testament building work is in Christ Jesus the Lord. New Jerusalem, as the consummation of God’s building work, surely will not be brought out of Christ. The city will also be in Christ Jesus, who is the embodiment of the Triune God.

Colossians 2:6-7 puts the verses from John and Ephesians together, saying we should walk in Christ Jesus the Lord and that we are being built up in Him.

Q: Where is New Jerusalem ?
A: in the Triune God !

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  1. Wow, this is wonderful! I’ve never considered that Colossians 2:6-7 puts John 1 and Ephesians 2 together, the personal aspect plus the corporate aspect of living out and working out the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem is IN the Triune God!

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  2. Right. Our living in Him issues in our being built up in Him. So simple.

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  3. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  July 31, 2015

    Amen!

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