The Importance of Heavenly Cities
By Bill Brady
I awoke with a word of framing this morning:
- “I am a door. I saw the first four. Others will see the rest.”
- I was given revelation of the nature of the first 4 of 12 heavenly cities.
- The nature of a heavenly city is in its name.
- Its name is its function.
- Others will be given the revelation of the nature of the other 8 heavenly cities.
I am greatly honored to have had this function as part of my destiny.
- I am passing the baton to others.
- They will have the honor of revealing the nature of the remaining 8 cities.
The pattern of the name and function of heavenly cities is revealed in NJ.
- Starting with her name.
- She is a new beginning of the holy city of Jerusalem.
- She prepares us as a bride for our husband.
Here are some other things that she is:
- She is a door.
- She is a foundation.
- She is in New Earth.
New Jerusalem (NJ) is a door.
- She is a door into union with Jesus as King into 12 aspects of His Kingship.
- She is a door to the remaining heavenly cities.
NJ is a foundation.
- The Ecclesia is built up into 12 aspects of Jesus’ Kingship with NJ as the foundation.
- The remaining heavenly cities are built upon the foundation of NJ.
NJ is on New Earth.
- NJ is revealed to us in Rev 21 and 22 in the context of New Heaven and New Earth.
- She is revealed as descending onto New Earth.
Here are some other things that have been revealed about NJ:
- She brings us into union with Jesus and one another.
- She becomes our dwelling place.
- She is the City of Truth.
- She gave birth to the True Wineskin.
- She then landed on New Earth.
She brings us into union with Jesus and one another.
- We enter NJ as kings.
- We remain kings.
- We enter into the beginnings of sonship.
- We become a bride prepared for union with her husband.
- We become one with Jesus in the union of marriage.
- This is in fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer in John 17.
She became our dwelling place.
- Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.”
- Jesus has a room in NJ.
- So do we.
- NJ becomes our permanent dwelling place.
NJ is the City of Truth.
- This is her name.
- This is her function.
- When we enter NJ we come into union with Jesus as the Truth.
- Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
- We corporately become united with Jesus as the Truth.
- We each become united with Jesus as the Truth.
- We are given the ability to say, “I am the truth.”
- We become revelation of truth.
- And become able to impart truth to others once we become fathers.
NJ gave birth to the True Wineskin.
- The Ecclesia travailed in union with NJ to give birth to the True Wineskin.
- The True Wineskin is full of Jesus as the True Wine.
- We can drink Jesus as True Wine and become full of True Wine.
NJ landed on New Earth.
- We heard the sound of her landing on New Earth.
- We governmentally landed her onto New Earth and on top of old Jerusalem.
NJ calls to the Ecclesia to enter her. She says, “Come!”
- We hear the call of the Spirit and the Bride and enter NJ.
- We then become part of that call.
In entering NJ we enter into the Kingdom.
- In Zion we inherit the kingdom.
- In Everlasting we possess the kingdom.
In each of these aspects NJ is a pattern for the remaining 11 heavenly cities.
- The pattern repeated for the next 3 cities: Zion, City Everlasting and City of Light.
- It will be repeated for the remaining 8 heavenly cities.