Revelation 21:21’s description of New Jerusalem is “the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.”
The river flows out of the throne, but it flows in the middle of the street. Revelation 21:21 tells us that the street of the city is pure gold….The street in the New Jerusalem is the very riverbed of this flowing river. The street being gold indicates that the way in the New Jerusalem is God’s divine nature. The Christian way for the Christian life is God’s divine nature. We should dress according to God’s divine nature, behave ourselves according to God’s divine nature, talk to others according to God’s divine nature, and deal with our spouse according to God’s divine nature.*
Practically, the walk according to God’s nature is to walk according to the Spirit (Rom. 8:4; Gal.5:16). It is not to walk according to a printed rule book. To walk according to the Spirit is described in Romans 8:6, “the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.”
The sense of death can be weakness, uncertainty, doubt, hesitation, etc.; the sense of life and peace can be joy, brightness, and more.° Life and peace should be our way today and will be our unique way in New Jerusalem where death will be no more.
° For more about these feelings, see the chapters on the sense of life and the sense of the Spirit in Knowledge of Life which is available for free from Bibles for America and in many languages from Rhema Books.
Posted by Don on November 6, 2023
Republished with permission from Blogs.crossmap.com, featuring inspiring Bible verses about Walk in God’s Divine Nature, Drink the Water of Life 43-2-3.