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In this Lesson we can see that the Church of Jesus Christ is a Heavenly City, also called Jerusalem. We are the representation of that city here on the earth. Although the Church of Jesus Christ in our generation is what we see, we must remember that the True Church is eternal and its members span generations and millennia.
Hebrews 12:22-23 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
The victory of Christ on the Cross has enabled us to have access to the throne of God the Father in Heaven. We are born of the Spirit, “born from above”, we are led by the Spirit of our Father in Heaven, and we are ambassadors awaiting our call to go home.
Note: we are come to mount Sion, which is a fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah.
1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
The foundations of the Church are laid in Heaven, where our names are written.
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Galatians 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in
Arabia, and answereth to
Abraham follow the Heavenly Vision
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Hebrews 11:8-10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.