“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband“
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
John also enlightens us about the New Jerusalem (vv. 2-8). Some expositors believe that since the New Jerusalem “comes down out of heaven” that the city was in existence before the creation of the new heavens and the new earth, that it existed during the Millennium (John 14:2), that this was the satellite residence of resurrected saints who ruled during the Millennium. If this is true, there is no direct evidence of it. They can come to this conclusion only by inference.
This “holy city” proceeds from the presence of God Himself and is a brand new city.
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The New Jerusalem will be adorned as a bride dressed for her wedding. This is probably the saints of all the ages dressed for their Husband, Jesus Christ. The real focus of eternity is not the glamour of its surroundings but the person of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The glamour of the Lord Jesus Christ will transcend any other glamour.
Christians have a wonderful future.
It is great to know we have a wonderful future. We will live in a city specially prepared by God for us. One day you and I will move to a new city, the New Jerusalem.
A bride adorns herself for her husband. She wants to please her husband. Are you preparing yourself to meet the Lord Jesus? Are we an asset or a liability to Christ? May God enable us to be an asset.