The Goal of Oneness, Now & New Jerusalem, is to Express the One Unique God

New JerusalemRecent posts have touched the one flock with one Shepherd (John 10); the one new man created on the cross (Eph. 2); and our oneness in the Father’s name and life, through the sanctifying word of reality, and in the divine glory (John 17).

John 17 emphasizes that our oneness is in the Triune God. This is both for our Christian life today and for New Jerusalem.

We are not one in ourselves, as the daily news from around the world strongly testifies. We can only be truly one in the Triune God. Some key phrases from John 17:
• They may be one even as We are (v. 11)
• That they all may be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,
__that they also may be in Us (v. 21)
• I in them, and You in Me, that they may be perfected into one (v. 23)
• The love with which You have loved Me may be in them, and I in them (v. 26).

Why this emphasis on oneness? Jesus spoke an answer in Mark 12:29 (quoting Deut 6), “Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord.” The Lord our God is ONE.

The unique God desires that His expression will match Him. Therefore, through death and resurrection He has opened the door to bring us into Himself because only in Him (out of the natural, fallen man) is the place, atmosphere, and life supply for us to be one today and unto eternity.

New Jerusalem is one city to express the one God. Although the city is full of twelves to express the perfect fullness of God, it is still one city. The unique God has the unique New Jerusalem as His corporate expression for eternity.

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  1. We thank you Lord for this oneness that can only by preserved by life and light among God’s children. This oneness is just the processed and consummated Triune God as the divine life in us. “Light, life and oneness go together. The more light, the more life; and the more life, the more oneness; and the more oneness, the more light. However, we lose the oneness whenever we are in darkness. Darkness brings in death, and death causes detachment. But when we confess our sins to the Lord, we are cleansed by the precious blood. The cleansing of the blood is always related to the shining of the light ( John 1:7).”
    (The Genuine Ground of Oneness, Chaper 6. Witness Lee).

    Lord Jesus, we pray that You would open our spiritual eyes to see, and ears to hear that we may enter into this great and profound truth of the oneness of the Body of Christ, which is both a means to Your goal as well as Your ultimate goal, now and in the New Jerusalem. May this oneness be a reality even now Lord Jesus. May Your church come to the realisation that we can have a foretaste of this oneness in this age. We love You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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