New Jerusalem is new because the city is in God and permeated with God. The city is the consummation of all the newness in the Bible.
God created the first man Adam for His purpose but sin and death entered, ruining man. In response, God came in the man Jesus Christ. He lived a human life, died, and resurrected for God’s purpose. While dying He created the new man in Himself and with Himself (Ephesians 2:15). In the new man “Christ is all and in all” (Colossians 3:11).
The new man, as a precursor to New Jerusalem, is new because this man is in Christ and Christ is in this man. Colossians 3 says about the new man, “Christ is…in all” that is, in all of us as members of the new man.
Thank the Lord that we have been incorporated into the new man. However, we cannot say that…
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