Through Christ’s death and resurrection, God gained us as vessels so that He can live in us and we can live in Him. These steps to our mutual indwelling are preparation for New Jerusalem. Here are two more aspects of the preparation:
One, we are vessels for God firstly by His creation and secondly by His redemption and regeneration. Romans 9:23 calls us vessels of mercy because we did not arrive at mutual indwelling by our own doing. The verse says that God “might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He had before prepared unto glory.”
God has prepared us as vessels for His glory. He will make known not only His glory but the riches of His glory! Eventually New Jerusalem will be a corporate vessel of mercy with a full display of the riches of God’s glory.
Two, we, as God’s corporate…
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