New Jerusalem is a City of Glory

New JerusalemA recent post presented New Jerusalem as the consummation of Ephesians 4:13, having oneness, full growth, and the stature of the fullness of Christ. The aspect of oneness brought me to John 17. New Jerusalem is the consummation of the Lord’s prayer in that chapter.

The Lord began, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” The Lord was glorified in resurrection. In Luke 24:26 He said that the Christ had to suffer and to enter into His glory. In Luke 24:46 He said that the Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead. In these two verses glorification equals resurrection.

First Peter 1:11 speaks of the sufferings of Christ and the glories (plural) afterwards. This note gives verses related to Christ’s glory in resurrection, ascension, second coming, and reigning. All of these aspects of the glories of Christ are seen in New Jerusalem.
• New Jerusalem is a city in resurrection.
• It is a heavenly city, indicating ascension.
• Christ will come in glory (Matt. 25:31), as will New Jerusalem.
• Christ reigns on the throne in New Jerusalem (Rev. 22:1).

Jesus prayed to the Father, “Glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You.” This glorification began with His resurrection. In His resurrection we were regenerated (1 Pet. 1:3) with His life of glory. This life grows in us. Eventually this life will bring us to glory (2 Thes. 1:10, 12). The Lord’s prayer for glorification is, in the ultimate stage of the answer, New Jerusalem, a city “having the glory of God” (Rev. 21:11).

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  1. Edgar

     /  November 30, 2015

    Amen!

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