~The New Jerusalem~
The Love Of God
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was
John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not
that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1: 1-14
~ Jesus was the Love of God manifested as The Word of God. There are several things which reveal to us that the Love of God is not understood, mainly that
~ Jesus was refused and rejected of men, hated and crucified. But the New Jerusalem, which is an expression of this great Love, will be refused and rejected by NO ONE.
~ Jesus suffered rejection as a person by those who were in religious bondage. But there is no religiosity relating to the New Jerusalem. For the New Jerusalem will be the full expression of God and His love in the earth, just as Jesus was, but in a multiplied measure.
~ Jesus walked alone as the Prince of Peace in a world that was rife with war and bondage to a the Romans. The New Jerusalem will only be the final expression of the Government of God in the earth. Not to be rejected and spurned, but to be the only element upon which mankind and all Nations will seek to enter.
~ Jesus was known secretly by a few who had a revelation that He was indeed the Christ, the Son of the Living God. The New Jerusalem will be the full expression of God openly seen by all nations which NO NATION will refuse. All peoples will know that this is indeed the fullness of Christ in those who form the framework and structure of this
~ Jesus was the full expression of the Holiness of God and was able to receive worship because He was the Lord manifested in flesh. The New Jerusalem will be the same in the full expression of Holiness. This will be the standard of Holiness manifested in the earth through His church, for that is what the New Jerusalem is, the Holy Church of God. Not that the City itself will be worshipped as was Jesus, but that the Glory of God and of the Lamb which cover this City will be the end result of worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth.
~ Jesus was the example of suffering obedience, and He was also the first fruits of them that slept. Being raised again from the dead, He became the first order of the New Creation that God was now revealing. The revelation of the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven will be the proof of that fruit. It will indeed be the completion of the New Creation. Nothing of the world known before shall be part of this Holy expression of God given to the earth. This New Jerusalem will end the curse of Adam’s fall when its foundations are set upon the soils of this earthen creation, thus bringing forth the
~ Jesus was the ensample of suffering obedience in that He descended to the lower parts of the earth to preach to the spirits in prison, then later He releases them to ascend with Him into the
The revelation of the New Jerusalem and the entrance of each one into it is solely the work of God. This is God’s working, not ours. It is up to God to perfect that which concerns each one who desires to be a part of this great unfolding. Such love, that only our Father can bring about, is the element which will draw all men into this state of eternal love. Each one will mature in Christ in due order to the point where even their realization of personal Holiness will be OF God and not of themselves. God will bring forth this holiness to perfect each one, but it must be a work done BY God and not by us.
The New Jerusalem is the expression of the Love of God. The very foundation stones, the walls, the constant open gates, the street of Gold, the Tree of Life with healing in its Leaves and with 12 varied Fruits in their individual seasons are part of this expression of God’s love. Although elements of this work now in our faith towards the hurting and dying who are around about us, it must still be realized that this is a FUTURE revelation that is YET TO COME. For the manifestation of the
The revelation of the City of
It must be noted that those who are called at this time to first form the walls and the bulwarks, the street and the leaves upon the tree of life, the healing stream from under the threshold of God’s Throne ARE FIRST PARTAKING OF THE FIRE. They are under the fiery process NOW. They are partaking of this death NOW. They are contemplating the end of the realm of 1st death NOW. This is the judgment of God upon them NOW. They will indeed be the revelation of the
Think not that this city is only for a select few. ALL WILL ENTER. ALL FROM AGES PAST AND ALL WHO LIVE NOW. Yes, they will first partake of 2nd death, but that WILL END FOR THEM ALSO. This City WILL BE ON THE EARTH AS THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL HOPE TO THEM. Each one who is ungodly, unclean and compromised by the fleshly notions of the carnal mind will partake of the death of death in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, but they will not be there ONE SECOND MORE THAN IT TAKES TO MAKE AN END. There is NO SUCH THING AS ETERNAL DEATH IN THE LAKE OF FIRE EXCEPT FOR THE SINFUL PART OF EACH AND EVERY SOUL. And I might add, they will not be SEPARATE AT ALL FROM THE LOVE OF GOD DURING THIS PROCESS, FOR THIS PROCESS “IS” THE LOVE OF GOD IN FULL DEMONSTRATION. The lake that burns with fire and brimstone IS THE “GUARANTEE” OF ENTRANCE INTO THE HOLY CITY OF GOD. For the
CEASE THINKING THAT THERE WILL BE “FUTURE” SEPARATION OF GOD AND HIS LOVE FROM MAN. GOD CAN NEVER SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM LOVING MEN. HE DOES AND WILL WORK TO PERFECT THAT WHICH CONCERNS EACH AND EVERY SOUL. Albeit this working is “each man in their own due order”. 1 Corinthians 15:23. Christ will come to each one WHEN IT IS THEIR GOD APPOINTED DUE ORDER FOR HIS APPEARING TO THEM.
Cease thinking dear reader that man will be eternally separated from God due to sin, and begin thinking that man will be separated eternally FROM sin! For SIN WILL DIE. Death, the realm of sin WILL DIE THAT EACH MAY IN PURITY AND HOLINESS ENTER THIS ETERNAL CITY OF GOD!. Yes, every element of impurity will be burnt in the fire, but this will not prevent the soul from being set free! Just as Jesus preached to the spirits in prison, so He will minister that same word to those in the flames of torment. For that which is tormented is only their carnality. Such is the present testing of the Overcomers, and at the revelation of this City, their proving shall be at an end. Then each one in due order will endure the same until all are made purified to enter into this
This entire working of restoring mankind into the City of
THERE IS AN END. There will be an end to the suffering of this world, and end to the process of death and dying, to estrangement from the Lord, to religious effort, to the mark of the beast and the mark of Cain. An end to the fall of Adam, to the sin of mankind, to the lack of obedience to the laws of God. The end will be the ENTRANCE INTO THE NEW JERUSALEM. That alone will signal the END OF ALL THINGS. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8 The coming down of the New Jerusalem signals the final act of God towards this creation in bringing all things to a conclusion in Christ. The settling of this City upon the soils of the earth will bring all men into account. Each one will go through their processings at that time to bring them into this city in a purified state. Everything that separated them from the Love of God will be dealt with in this fire. Man will not have any choice at this time, for this will be an act of God in bringing to a conclusion His purpose for creation that was subjected to futility. No Nation will be able to resist this working. No soul will be exempted from this fire. All that is estranged from God at that time will be placed by God into the final processing of the 2nd death. Man will not be able to say with their human will that they will not partake of what God is doing, for this has nothing to do with the will of man. The New Jerusalem settling upon the earth has everything to do with the will of God in restoring all things. It is a glorious working, for it signals the end of the curse upon creation and the passing away of all former things. Behold, the New Jerusalem in its descent and settling on the earth signals all things made new. This is the time of God bringing forth the restitution of all things. “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:21
To be continued...............
Kenneth B Visscher