The Importance of Heavenly Cities

The Importance of Heavenly Cities

By Bill Brady

The pattern of the name / function of heavenly cities is revealed in New Jerusalem. 

  • 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.

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.

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 Way.

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 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 enter into inheriting the kingdom.
  • In Everlasting we enter into possessing the kingdom.

NJ reveals to us the importance of heavenly cities.

  • The pattern of name / function that we saw in NJ is repeated in the other cities.
  • Each is a door to the next city.
  • Each is built on the foundation of NJ.
  • Zion is built on NJ.
  • And Everlasting on Zion.

Each brings us into union with Jesus in one aspect of His Kingship.

  • Each becomes our dwelling place.
  • Each has a named attribute of one of the Godhead.

Zion is the City of Truth.

  • We become truth.
  • We become able to say, “I am the truth.”
  • Once we become a father we become able to impart truth.

City Everlasting is the City of the Everlasting attributes.

  • We become one with Jesus as Everlasting Father.
  • We become an everlasting father.
  • This is our entrance into fathering.
  • We become able to say, “I am an everlasting father.”
  • We become one with Jesus as Everlasting Life.
  • We become able to say, “I am everlasting life.”
  • We become able to impart everlasting life and everlasting fathering.
  • We become full of everlasting:  everlasting life, fathering, love etc.

The purpose of each city is to unite the Ecclesia with a name of one of the Godhead.