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In John 14 the Lord Jesus spoke about leaving the disciples in death and returning to them in resurrection. In 14:20 He said, “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” That day is the day of resurrection when He returned to the disciples and breathed the Holy Spirit into them (John 20:22).

The day of His resurrection began the mutual indwelling of the Triune God and His people. Because resurrection is eternal, this indwelling is eternal and is characteristic of New Jerusalem.

We are one with God, being mingled with Him….First Corinthians 6:17 tells us that “he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” The New Testament also tells us that God dwells in us and that we are dwelling in God (1 John 4:15). The fact that we are in God and God is in us is coinherence. …When eternity comes, we will not be an entity separate from God, but we will be one with God, thus one entity. This one divine entity is the New Jerusalem.*

Colossians 3:4 is a promise, “When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory.” He will first be manifested to all humanity when He returns visibly to earth “with power and great glory” (Luke 21:27). We, being one with Him in life, will also be manifested. This manifestation will reach its peak as New Jerusalem.

* From chapter 42, Witness Lee, God’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986

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Posted by Don on October 4, 2023

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