About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman
The New Jerusalem
Revelation 21:2 reads:
"I saw the Holy
Whether you view the New
Jerusalem in literal or symbolic terms, note that it is divinely
constructed and originates from God in heaven.
It is not of human origin and constructed from the dust of the
earth. That being so, why do
Christians persist in dictating their particular brand of Christianity
into the national consensus? We
saw such dictatorship in
These building projects,
inherent in our humanistic DNA, remind me of the apostle Peter's desire
to erect three monuments in memory of Jesus talking with Moses and
Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:33).
If Peter had constructed these monuments, you can be sure they
would have become objects of worship, because that is what we do.
We worship the work of our hands, and that includes the worship
of our nations our hands have created.
As Christians we often
interfere with Jesus' job in the implementation of God's will.
Our highly emotional, fear-filled, altar-calls, for example,
often usurp the role of the Holy Spirit in the process of salvation.
Jesus, not us, saves. We
do the manual work of preaching the gospel and leading people to
Christian discipleship (Matthew 28:19 - 20) while Jesus does the
spiritual work that saves those to whom we preach (Mark 16:20).
When we try to do Jesus' job, we interfere with Him doing His
job. Concerning the New
Jerusalem, that's Jesus' construction project, not ours.
I recall Bruce
Cockburn's song entitled "Laughter" from his Further Adventure
album released in 1978. In
part, it states:
hear a laugh for the man of the world
I agree with Bruce
Cockburn. In our attempt to
construct the New Jerusalem from the dust of the earth, we have ended up
with New York. Maybe you will agree with
me, as important as New York is, it's not the New Jerusalem of
Revelation 21:2 that is divinely constructed, originates from God in
heaven, and will appear on earth only after this age ends.
You can listen to Bruce
Cockburn's song by clicking this link. https://www.youtube.com/
You can listen to the
above-mentioned prophecy by clicking the link below.
I do not judge the lady who gave this prophecy.
I judge the prophecy, as instructed in 1 Corinthians 14:29.