New Jerusalem: A Beginning of Entering Into Union With Jesus

New Jerusalem: Entering Into Union With Jesus

By Bill Brady

Just before His death Jesus prayed, 

  • “… that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us”.
  • His prayer is being answered when each of us enters New Jerusalem (NJ).
  • His prayer will fully be answered when all believers have entered NJ.

This oneness is the oneness of the Shema,

  • “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
  • The word translated as “one” is the Hebrew word “Echad”.
  • When we enter NJ we become one with Jesus as the truth.
  • And becasue Jesus is already one with Father we also become one with Father.
  • And with Holy Spirit.

This oneness is illustrated by the oneness of a husband and wife.

  • ‘For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
  • “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
  • This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.’

The “great mystery” is the mystery of Christ and His Ecclesia.

  • It is illustrated by the union of a man and wife.
  • This great mystery involves the mystery of Jerusalem.
  • Part of the mystery of Jerusalem is that the Ecclesia is united with Jesus in NJ.

We journey as kings going up to NJ.

  • We may journey alone or together.
  • But having entered NJ we begin to become one with Jesus.
  • We become one with the Ecclesia.

The rest of your journey will be in oneness with the Eccelsia.

  • Into ever increasing oneness with Jesus as head of the Ecclesia.