Abstract: The purpose of this article is to illustrate using Scripture that the New Emerging Church coming down from heaven is beginning to coagulate (come together) and form upon the earth.
This is what the Apostle John described what he saw while in the Bible book of Revelation called “The New Jerusalem“.
Key to blog text;
Bold highlighting = Important terms and concepts. Blue highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing primarily a spiritual sense or TRUTH. Red highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing a sense directly related to The Lord Himself or LOVE. Gray highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts relating to Evil and Hell. Italic letters in (parentheses) = My emphasis.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God” (Revelation 21:1-3)
The title term (name) that I use for this blog is all related to “The New Emerging Church” coming down from heaven to the earth.
This name (“The New Emerging Church“) has the same meaning (equal to) as “the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,…” found in Revelation 21:2.
“And there appeared a great sign in the heavens, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head,” (Revelation 12:1)
From “Revelation Explained” #708, by Emanuel Swedenborg. Bible Commentary on Revelation 12:1
“But that this may be clearly apprehended it must be known that (emphasis mine)
There are two kingdoms into which the heavens are divided.
One called the celestial (inhabiting the highest divine heaven of LOVE),
And the other the spiritual; (inhabiting the divine heaven of the WORD or TRUTH)
And that there are three heavens,
The highest called the celestial (inhabiting divine heaven),
The middle called the spiritual (inhabiting the divine heaven of the WORD or TRUTH)
And the lowest called the 1) celestial-natural and the 2) spiritual-natural.
Besides these distinctions in the heavens, however, there is the further distinction between those who receive light, that is, intelligence, from the Lord as a sun,
And those who receive light and intelligence from the Lord as a moon.
Those who receive the light of intelligence from the Lord as a sun are those with whom the intellectual and it’s rational has been opened”
So we can see then at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, this “New Jerusalem” that the Apostle John saw coming down from heaven is the Lord opening peoples minds up to more clearly see Himself!
How that will look like only the Lord Jesus Himself knows
“Dear friends, now we are children of God. We have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him. We will see him just as he is” (1 John 3:2)