Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of August

Aug 17, 2023 by



Rev. 21:2 “And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”




The New Jerusalem is [an] aspect of the divine building. Revelation 21:2 says that the New Jerusalem was “prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” It is adorned with pure gold, pearls, and precious stones, that is, with the Triune God as the elements.


Paul says, “You are God’s cultivated land, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9). Then in verse 10 he goes on to say, “According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each man take heed how he builds upon it.” What Paul meant was:“I have already laid a foundation; no one else needs to lay another foundation. All you have to do is to build upon that which has been laid. But you have to be careful. If you build upon the foundation with wood, grass, and stubble, you are marring God’s building. You need to build with gold, silver, and precious stones.”


Today we are here not to destroy the Body of Christ; rather, we are adorning it. I dare not bring my flesh with me to build the New Jerusalem; that is to destroy the New Jerusalem. I dare not bring my opinions, my old “I,” my preferences, and my views to build the New Jerusalem. I simply want to be in fear and trembling to adorn the divine building with God the Father as the pure gold, God the Son as the pearl, and God the Spirit for the wall of precious stones. All of us must have this kind of attitude in our living. ( How to Be a Co-worker and an Elder and How to Fulfill Their Obligations, ch. 6)

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