= the Holy Bible
Home = the New Jerusalem
= Human Body
Heart = Temple
O.T = Old Testament
= the Right Half of the Heart
N.T = New Testament
= the Left Half of the Heart
Christ, the Word of God, is the knowledge of God in our hearts. He lives in our hearts when we understand the perfect nature of God. Having this understanding is what is meant by living in Paradise – Heaven.
Paradise is described, in Revelation 21:9-27, as the New Jerusalem. When asked about the time of the coming of the kingdom of heaven, Jesus responded by saying there is no specific time in history.
“No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of god is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ -There is no exact location of the Kingdom in history.
Because the Kingdom of God is within you: the Kingdom of God is the knowledge of God in you. Studying the Word of God and having faith in Jesus are what the Kingdom of God was about.
Knowledge is invisible. Studying the Word of God and understanding it are having the right information about God. Though we could see the Holy Bible, the information we get from it cannot be seen. This is why Jesus said,
“The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen.” (Luke 17:20)
The Kingdom has been coming into our hearts throughout the history of God’s people. The human heart is the Temple of the Word of God. We receive the Word from the Church, and the Church is symbolized by the Cross.
Since the Word is in our hearts, then, the heart is the Church – the Temple where God is worshiped. Jerusalem is where God is worshiped. The heart – the Temple – is in the body.
Jerusalem = Human body
Temple = Human Heart
Therefore the human body is Jerusalem where the Temple of God is. God’s Temple in Jerusalem was lifted up from the surface of the Earth into our hearts. The Word of God is God living in our hearts – God’s Temple.
God = the Word of God
Since we are saved by the Word, the Word is Jesus, the Saviour of the world.