Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 6th January 2016 in Second Coming Series | Revelation,new Jerusalem,The Church,Holy City,Early Church,Early Church Fathers,Eusebius,Origen,Barnabas,millennium,millennial reign,1000 years,new heaven and earth
...e see the new heaven and earth
, with the “holy city” – the new
Jerusalem – coming down out of heaven
Next we see that the new
Jerusalem IS the bride of Christ.
So, if the Church/body of believers is the bride, and
Jerusalem is also the bride – then they must be one and
the same, and
therefore symbolic of the physical reality of what the Church is! Unless of course you believe Jesus will be getting married to a literal city...
This vision of the new heaven and earth
isn’t talking about a doing away with the current, physical realm, no; it’s a beautiful, poetic image of the marriage between God and
his people – of the new