And there came unto me one of the seven angels which
had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me,
saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And
he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed
me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from
IS THE NEW JERUSALEM?
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for
the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was
no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The angel said, "Hey John, come here. I'm gonna
show you the bride of Christ!"
What did he show him?
Abraham looked for a city which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God. (Hebrews 11:10)
Except the Lord build the house,
they labour in vain that build it. (Psalm 127:1)
Upon this rock I will build my church
Abraham was looking for the Church!
New Jerusalem is not complete yet! It is still being built by God.
We are right now setting in heavenly places. We have already come to
the New Jeurusalem, though.
ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company
of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are
written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just
men made perfect,
And Hebrews' context above was speaking of the New Covenant as opposed
to the Old Covenant. If we are in the New City, and it's supposed
to be understood as being a physical city, then where is it? I see
no actual jasper walls anywhere around me.