The prior post asked, Where is New Jerusalem? And the answer is that New Jerusalem is in the Triune God. The city is in the Triune God because all God’s New Testament building work is in Himself.
We can also ask, Where is the Triune God? The answer is that the Triune God is in New Jerusalem. The city is in God and God is in the city. This is the consummation of words spoken by the Lord in John.
Romans says we are “in Christ Jesus” (8:1) and “Christ is in you” (8:10). In Colossians Paul announced “Christ in you” as part of his labor to “present every man full-grown in Christ” (1:27-28). And 1 John 4:15 says, “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God.”
New Jerusalem is not a physical place for us or God to be. The dwellers and the dwelling are one, not separate. New Jerusalem is the consummation of the mutual indwelling of the Triune God and all His people. New Jerusalem is in, and one with, the Triune God and the Triune God is in, and one with, New Jerusalem. In other words, New Jerusalem is the mingling, the blending, the coinherence*, of God and God’s people.
New Jerusalem is the consummation of the Triune God in His people and His people in the Triune God.
Photo courtesy of NASA and JPL-Caltech.
* A word meaning one dwells in another and the other in the one, as in John 14:20, 15:4, 1 John 4:15.