Psalms 122:1 A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
Obviously Jerusalem was where the house of the Lord was. It was a city and they went within its gates. It was the house of David and it was the house of God. I think we can get all of this from this psalm.
Now, this Jerusalem is no longer the house of God. He has a new house, a new city with new gates through which people enter. It is still the house of David and the house of God. It is simply the NEW, heavenly Jerusalem.
If this is not so, then God no longer has a house and is left homeless. If it is so, why are we looking for another house, another city, or another Jerusalem? Is the Jerusalem we are in now just a stopgap or only a shadow of the true Jerusalem? Surely not!
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation 3: the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, that comes down out of heaven
Hebrews 12: the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem
Since Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, is the city of God, why would we expect another city? Did God build two cities? We know we are in the city of the living God, which is the heavenly Jerusalem, so should we want God to provide ANOTHER heavenly Jerusalem and ANOTHER city of God?
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
Luke 1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
If we have Christ, we are in the city of God and the Father and the Lamb light the city. We are walking in the light. If we are not in the city, we live in outer darkness. Go toward the light!