New Jerusalem is One in Christ Jesus (2)

Nations will live on the new earth around New Jerusalem. Our first step in identifying these nations is to identify who they are not. These nations are not God’s people because the Lord Jesus has redeemed us “out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9), and through faith, we “are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28). Hence, in Christ Jesus and in New Jerusalem there is “no Jew, no Greek,” only people who are in Christ and one with Christ.

New JerusalemColossians 3:10-11 also speaks of this. It says we “have put on the new man,” and that in the new man “there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all.” Wonderful! Christ is everything in the new man and Christ is in every member of the new man.

Because Christ is all in all, there cannot be nationalities, religious differences, racial distinctions, social disparities, nor any other separations. The new man is one. This one new man is the precursor to New Jerusalem, where Christ will continue to be all and in all.

Hence, all who are one in Christ have no national distinctions, neither now nor in New Jerusalem. In eternity humans are either in Christ and in New Jerusalem or in the nations and around New Jerusalem.

Bible verses quoted in these posts are from The Holy Bible, Recovery Version, published and © by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA, 2003. The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; this too is © by Living Stream Ministry.

Photo by Carolyn Duckworth, courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

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  1. Glenn

     /  March 2, 2016

    Praise the Lord that in actual fact, and in our experience, such a thing as brother Don has described is actually happening, and it is happening to US! Hallelujah!

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    • Thank the Lord that the new man “is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” (Col. 3:10). Lord, more renewing today.

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  2. Shawn Bak

     /  March 2, 2016

    Thank you brother Don for bringing the truth about the nations around New Jerusalem clearly.

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  3. Enid Niven

     /  March 2, 2016

    Very good thanks Don. I see in eternity we are in Christ or in the New Jerusalem. Not around the new earth !

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. It is of God that we are in Christ, and no one can undo that. Thank Him!

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  5. Fred Northrup

     /  March 4, 2016

    “Because Christ is all in all, there cannot be nationalities, religious differences, racial distinctions, social disparities, nor any other separations.”

    Not that there shouldn’t be, but there cannot be. Praise the Lord!

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