Christ, God’s House, God’s City, the Earth

God intends that Christ have the preeminence in all things (Col. 1:18) and that Christ be all in all the believers (Col. 3:10-11). Our experience of Christ brings us into the reality of God’s house, which is the church today (1 Tim. 3:15) and New Jerusalem in eternity. The enlargement of God’s house is God’s city. Through the house and city God in Christ will reign over and bless the whole earth.

Here is a song about Christ, house, city, earth (music). This song captures the high points of messages on Christ and the Church Revealed and Typified in the Psalms (book)*.

www.hymnal.net:en:hymn:h:1224

Here is the summary of posts about New Jerusalem typified in Psalms, with a link to each.

Psalms with a shadow of New Jerusalem—an overview.

Psalms 2-22: New Jerusalem is a city in Christ’s resurrection.
Psalms 22-27: redeemed by Christ’s death and regenerated for New Jerusalem.
Psalms 29-46: shadows of New Jerusalem’s river of life.

Psalms 36-50: God’s lovingkindness and light, our singing and praising.
Psalms 66, 68: we rejoice in Christ’s victory.
Psalms 73, 84: we dwell in God’s house today; He will bring us to New Jerusalem’s glory.

Psalms 87-98: we dwell in Christ now and in eternity.
Psalms 100-107: we, in New Jerusalem, and the nations around the city, will praise.
Psalms 110-118: we go through gates of righteousness to praise God in His house.

Hebrews 2, quoting Psalm 8: today we do not see all that God has done but we see Jesus.
Psalm 118 (2): Christ is the Cornerstone; God’s building, now and eternally, is in Christ.
Psalm 118 (3): we rejoice, bless the Lord, are built together, & await His second coming.

Psalm 122, 132: we go with rejoicing to God’s house and city to enjoy Christ together.
Psalms 133-136: we are one in Christ Jesus and in His life, now and in New Jerusalem.
Psalms 135-147: O Jehovah, Yours is an eternal kingdom, manifested in New Jerusalem.

Psalms 138-145: Jehovah is much to be praised; His greatness is unsearchable.
Psalms 145-150: hallelujah…praise Him…praise Him…sing His praise.

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  1. Glenn Burri

     /  July 28, 2016

    Praise the Lord for the riches of Christ to be found in the Psalms regarding the New Jerusalem! Oh the depth of the riches! Praise the Lord.

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    • The Lord told us that “all the things written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms concerning Me must be fulfilled.” Luke 24:44. The Psalms were written to present Christ, and what He is and does for God’s house and city, to us. Praise Him!

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  2. DISHONESTY IS NOT A THEOLOGICAL VIRTUE BY STEVE FINNELL

    To dishonestly misinterpret Acts 2:38 is not an act of theological virtue, it is a sin committed.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (King James Version)

    Many interpret the “for” to mean you are baptized because your sins have already been forgiven. Note: Most Baptists believe that to be true.

    For does not men “because of.” If “for” means “because of,” why is there no translation that translates it that way?

    Acts 2:38 Peter replied: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (New International Version. Copyright 1973)

    Many say that baptized so that your sins may be forgiven is incorrect and that water immersion is actually done as a testimony of faith.

    Acts 2:38 Peter said, “Turn back to God! Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that you sins will be forgiven. Then you will be given the Holy Spirit.(Contemporary English Version)

    Most “faith only believers” assert that sins are forgiven and the Holy Spirit is given the very minute of belief in Jesus Christ.

    Neither dishonesty nor willful theological ignorance is a virtue.

    Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Let each one of you repent and be immersed, in the name of Jesus Christ, in order to the remission of you sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)

    Most Baptist believe you are baptized in order to become a member of the Baptist Church. They do not believe baptism is in order to the remission of sins nor to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Acts 2:38 Peter told them, “You must repent and every one of you must be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ, so that you may have your sins forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (The New Testament in Modern English By J.B. Phillips)

    Most “faith alone believers” contend that the “ands” in Acts 2:38 are not conjunctions, therefore repentance is not connected to baptism and baptism is not connected to receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit nor to having sins forgiven.

    Dishonest interpretation of Scripture nor willful ignorance is a theological virtue.

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