~The New Jerusalem~
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. Revelation 21:22
Now we come to the precious truth of the Tabernacle of God, for this Tabernacle is the final completed hope for they who would overcome and eventually for all mankind and creation. It is my purpose to reveal that there were in fact 7 Tabernacles in scripture, 7 completed examples and 7 areas of witness needed in our lives if we are to complete our courses as overcomers and come into the 8th and final Tabernacle wherein God Himself and the Lamb of God become the eternal abode for all creation. This is the hope that consumes me every single day in my personal life, that this consummation would be done and that right quickly, for the earth is reeling to and fro under the weight of the increase of the Mystery of Iniquity and if ever there was a time of needing the Lord to complete His processings, surely it would be now. However , the Lord is still urging us to press onward in our faith taking one step at a time until we come into the completed whole He promises.
It was very necessary in the last two writings to explain the new age infiltration into the ranks of the overcomers. The reason for my explanation was to show unto you that you cannot come into the Tabernacle which is the Glory of God and the Lamb, and which covers the entire scope of the New Jerusalem, unless you are HOLY. The defilements of this day are making corrupt the walks of some of our brethren who are falling into weird doctrines. Every form of new age mentality is creeping in which is causing us to see a great falling away. This falling away into new age deception is easy to discern if you but look at the person with their new doctrine. All you need see is that the cross is removed from them, that the cross no longer works in power to deliver them from the man of sin which is fallen flesh. That is the purpose of new age doctrine.
So just prior to revealing the Tabernacle of God I wish to take one more moment and show unto you Galatians 2:20 written above. This is important to our understanding for coming into the true Tabernacle of God.
One of the base texts for modern
scripture translation is called the Emphatic Diaglott of 1206, a Vatican
Catholic document used now by the Jehovah Witnesses. The Emphatic Diaglott was produced by a Christadelphian named
Benjamin Wilson, (with no credentials in Greek).
“With Anointed, I have been crucified.”
I see the subtle discrepancy in this which is causing present day pollutions in the realm of spirit, even though this was penned over 800 years ago. For the statement above could very well be translated – I “WAS” crucified with Christ, not I “AM” crucified with Christ as is the proper interpretation. The difference is that the cross is not a current experience or necessity for this portion of text. The cross is way back there when Jesus died upon it, not for now, not for the cancelling out now of our fallen iniquity. That the cross WAS an entity which I somehow mystically was a part of and therefore I don’t need it now. This is FALSE. This interpretation is the groundwork for new age spirits to gain a foothold and for Lucifer to ride the backs of the ungodly at will, taking them deeper and deeper into false truths gendering itching ears.
I say all that to state to you that the final Tabernacle where the Glory of God and the Lamb are the Tabernacle in which all are brought with no structure or building, cannot be entered while in a state of BEARING NO CROSS. When you finally enter this final Tabernacle, THEN the cross will have done its work and THEN you will no longer have the flesh nature to experience. For I believe that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and God and the Lamb being the Tabernacle of the New Jerusalem ARE THE SAME. And this coming and this revelation cannot be done outside of the lives of they who have overcome as Jesus overcame. I prophesy to you that the coming of Christ will be the Glory of God in Tabernacle, and that this coming will be ONLY to those who are in the overcoming walk, still bearing the cross and still obeying the voice of the Lord in Holy instruction. This coming is real and it will separate those who deem themselves as having BEEN crucified and those who are STILL on the cross. Those who say they “were” crucified without the present working of putting off the man of sin won’t have much more to overcome will they?!?! The cross must continue to work in us until the life of the flesh has ended or the Lord appears, anything otherwise opens the door to this falsehood entering in. As long as you are in a body of flesh and blood, you will need to appropriate that cross.
Here then are the Tabernacles listed in scripture and a brief description as to how they are worked into the lives of they who are apprehended by God.
THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES or if you will the Tabernacle set in the wilderness. Exodus 25. This was the original pattern revealed by God to Moses for the outlay of God’s will towards man and of man’s eventual growth in God. The pattern of the Tabernacle was not just revealing the nature and character of God, but was the pattern for becoming HOLY. Not only so, but the Tabernacle is repeated in the heart and mind of anyone who overcomes for they become a Tabernacle after the same pattern in their spiritual walk.
THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID.
And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
Isaiah 16:5 KJV
In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this. Amos 9:11-12 KJV
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts 15:15-18 KJV
The Tabernacle of David is the pattern of
restoration. The prophet Samuel rescued the
THE TABERNACLE OR
THE TABERNACLE OF ZERUBBABEL. From Ezra to Zechariah Zerubbabel is
chosen to build again the house of God after the 70 year captivity of
THE BODY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. This was the actual physical body of Jesus that was born of Mary and that walked the earth in the gospels. This body of Jesus is seen as the first body that would be raised eternally from the dead. Christ typifies His body as the “temple” which would be destroyed and raised again in 3 days. This body is the body God accepted as the final sacrifice of the Mosaic order. In fact, the high priest Caiaphas wrote a letter to the Jewish Sanhedrin after Jesus died on the cross stating that the temple and the ordinances and sacrifices were to be shut down for he had “Killed the final sacrifice”. Caiaphas had a revelation of Jesus as the lamb of God, the temple of fullness, the one who was perfect as a house for God. The Apostle Paul later states that God was IN Christ during His passion on the cross, reconciling the world unto Himself.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.
John 2:18-21 KJV
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV
A SPIRITUAL HOUSE. This is the house that Christ builds called His church, the general assembly of the firstborn, the building made without hands prophesied by Daniel and several others. This is the temple that God filled with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost and by which Christ prophesied of the victory of His people.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 16:18-19 KJV
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 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. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1 Peter 2:4-7 KJV
This is the body of Christ during the
church age, the body of believers in the earth. Not only so, but the depiction
of the New Jerusalem also is as a shadow or unction of this body, revealing
itself as the perfected spiritual house that God gives unto the earth. The New
Jerusalem in its depiction as the
This is now the end of the depiction of the 7 Tabernacles or temples in the scripture. The temple I am personally looking for however is ONLY IN THE NEW JERUSALEM.
The 8th and Final Tabernacle, the Lord God Almighty and of the Lamb
John the revelator makes a statement
here. I must say that this statement is one of the most exciting and favored scriptures
I hold in my heart. Here stands John, seeing the New Jerusalem descend out of
Heaven from God to settle upon the earth. He stands just after thousands of
years of Jewish history, of the age of the law and of the age of the church. He
stands here on
This has got to be the epitome of all the workings of
God! For now we see no physical viable fleshly existing temple. We see the
GLORY OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB being the final eternal temple into which all in
time will come. How this absolutely amazes my faith. All the other examples of
tabernacles and temples are swallowed up in this one final display of the great
grace of God. Nowhere in this vast City of
Let these words sink into your spirit in the life and
vitality of the hope of the Gospel. For the Lord is the final resting place for
creation. Only that which is HOLY and PURE and UNDEFILED will enter this
temple, and God has promised that ALL WILL ENTER. For the purification of the
fallen creation is God’s work, and it shall be completed, and all shall
disappear in the
“As I beheld this scene I saw that the feet of God were on the edge of the sea of glass, that as He sat in His Throne, that the place of His feet was glorious. The feet of the Lord on the edge of this sea were there as He ruled over all that was in the sea. And I saw that great serpent leviathan, the dragon and the beast, and the false prophet and all men who bore the image and the number of his name within this sea of glass mingled with fire.
Then looking up I saw that God had both hands and arms outstretched over the sea of glass. From His left hand was issuing forth a flowing realm of brimstone and fire, a hot pouring forth supplying the sea with the heat needed to create this glass. Out of the right hand of God issued forth a flowing realm of living water, raining down on the sea on the lives of the just and the unjust.
( Not the end of the vision )
To be continued…….
Kenneth B Visscher