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Sixth Edition, 1915
By Dr. John Thomas (first edition written 1861)



Chapter 3


9. The Name of the City Within





To write the Name of the City of the Deity upon one already inscribed with the Name of the Deity, is indicative of all such constituting a Body Politic -- a Divine Municipality. It is called "New Jerusalem" in contradistinction to the Old Jerusalem under the Mosaic constitution, "in bondage with her children." The latter was the mother of those whose name was good for nothing, but the former is the mother of all who believe the promises concerning the glorious things spoken of her approaching future. At present she is barren and desolate, having no children, nevertheless, this same shall break forth and cry, and become !greek! the higher Jerusalem, "the free city," which is the mother city, or metropolis, of the kingdom and dominion of the Millennial Aion. Jerusalem under Solomon the Second will be "higher," or more exalted, than Jerusalem under Solomon the First, because the Municipality -- THE INCORPORATE DEITY -- will be her glory. In the time of Solomon her state and municipal corporations were mortal men, and the glory of the Deity was confined to the temple between the cherubim; but in the coming reign, the administration from the King to the least in the kingdom, will be immortal and greater than all that are born of women, and of such excellency in the estimation of Deity as to be compared to "gold and precious stones" (Gal. iv; Apoc. xxi).

But in the writing before us, it is said to "descend out of the heaven from the Deity." The reason of this is, because he in whom the fulness dwells is there, and the city will not be manifested until he descends. The Holy City consisting of the saints, is at present trodden under foot of the Gentiles, and will so continue to be until the end of the forty and two months of day-years -- 1260 years. Its fortunes are parallel with those of the city under the Turks, and the tribes scattered abroad. The Holy City lies in the dust, with only here and there a stone monumental of its ruin. But when power descends from the heaven with Jesus, he will by that power refashion the ruins, and bring them forth for a Name and City of his Deity -- a name and city composed of the Sons and Daughters of Omnipotence. Thus the city is "out of the Deity," for it can have no existence apart from his wisdom and power. The ashes of its dead would never be refashioned spontaneously. If this were possible, the city might be said to ascend from the dust; but this is not possible, therefore the city is represented apocalyptically, as "descending out of the heaven from the Deity," to indicate the direction from which the formative energy is derived, and to connect the operation with the appearing of Jesus Christ. But, in relation to the New Jerusalem, I shall defer the further consideration thereof until I come to consider John's vision of its descent in Apoc. xxi.



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