New Jerusalem is the Enlarged Tabernacle

New JerusalemWe are in a series of posts about the house of the living God, the church, being enlarged to the city of the living God, New Jerusalem.

The enlargement is by Christ growing in us. Recent posts are about this growth by Christ making His home in our hearts so that we can be filled to all the fullness of God resulting in glory to Him now in the church (Eph. 3:14-21) and ultimately in New Jerusalem.

This enlargement is also seen with the New Testament tabernacle—God dwelling in humanity. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then John 1:14 says, “the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us.” The Word, God, came to tabernacle* (to dwell, to live) in man!

Revelation 21:2 speaks of New Jerusalem. The next verse continues, “I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them.” New Jerusalem is the eternal tabernacle of God.

At the beginning of the New Testament God tabernacled in the man Jesus. At the end of the New Testament God in Christ tabernacles in a corporate man composed of millions of His people. What a great enlargement from Jesus in John 1:14 to New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:3!

*See more here: The New Testament Tabernacle is Alive
Related post: New Jerusalem is the Tabernacle of God

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  1. Hallelujah for the mutual dwelling of God and man. This is God’s ultimate desire and His goal. In John 17:21 the Lord Jesus prayed, “That they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us.” In verse 24 our Lord Jesus continued, “I desire that they also may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory, which You have given Me.” This is the consummation of the New Jerusalem! Lord Jesus we pray that we will not fall short of beholding Your glory in the New Jerusalem. Lord Jesus Christ do not lose any of us, but draw many more to Yourself. Amen.

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