New Jerusalem - the Consummation

the foundation of the apostlesChrist as life and the building up of His Body go together. The more His life flows through us, the more we are built together. This flowing and building continues for our entire Christian life. In Romans 5:10 we are being saved in His life, and in Colossians 3:4 and 1 Peter 2:5 we are being built together. To the extent that Christ has become our life in every aspect of our daily affairs, that is the extent to which we are built up with other Christians.

Revelation 21:14 says, “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” The apostles’ names are on these foundations because they take the lead to minister life for building. They also train all New Testament believers to enter into the ministry of life for building up. This…

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