Christ Qualifies Us for New Jerusalem

We continue on our Christian journey portrayed by Israel’s journey from Egypt to Mt. Sinai. Our goal is to get to the spiritual mountain where we can see the vision of New Jerusalem.

A step in the prior post was to walk by the Spirit so that we do not fulfill the lust of the flesh. This is pictured in Exodus by the battle against Amalek (Exo. 17), a battle which continues every day. Then Israel arrived at the mountain but still did not see God’s habitation. The journey to see New Jerusalem is not short but it is a normal part of Christian life.

New JerusalemIn Exodus 19 to 23 God spoke the ten commandments and many supporting ordinances. These show who God is—He is unique, He is holy, He is living, He is righteous, He is faithful, and He has many other attributes.

All God’s words also show our shortages apart from Christ. Sometimes we try to fulfill the law but eventually we fail. This is Romans 7. Without Christ we cannot fulfill the law because 1) the law of sin is in us, and 2) we do not have God’s life.

When Moses presented all the words of God to Israel, there was an altar and burnt offerings and the blood of the offerings (Exo. 24:4-8). Moses sprinkled the blood on the people. This was a shadow; the reality is:
• “now in Christ Jesus you who were once far off have become near in the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13)
• “the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin” (1 John 1:7)
This too is part of our journey to see New Jerusalem.

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  1. Edgar

     /  August 20, 2015

    Amen!

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  2. Grace

     /  August 28, 2015

    Amen! O the Blood of Christ! The Blood of Jesus His Son! We must journey.. we have no other merit but the precious Blood of the Lamb.. our journeying is by the Spirit out of faith. Thank You for sharing so refreshing we love to sing of His ever fresh Blood now today.

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  3. Grace

     /  August 29, 2015

    Praise the LORD Qualified once for all & our Sufficiency each day is from God. 2 Cor.4-6.

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