Q. In one of your answers, I believe it was “Children in the Kingdom”, you mentioned that we’ll be reigning with Jesus in New Jerusalem. Now, my question is this:
How can we reign with Him?
Does He need our assistance or advice? Maybe we’ll represent him in some part of the planet to other peoples and tribes? If so how can we then be at the same time in the New Jerusalem? Or will we just enjoy His presence and eternal fellowship as He will be simultaneously with us in the New Jerusalem and on the surface of the planet Earth, ruling, judging and teaching people what it means to be obedient in faith and what His Grace is? Or all of the above?
Also, since you mentioned previously that we’ll be able to travel back and forth in time, can it be possible that what people claimed to have witnessed as angel-like creatures throughout world history, delivering certain messages or doing many other things overtly or covertly, would actually be us back in time?
A. Speaking of the Church, Rev. 5:10 says, “You have made us to be kings and priests to serve our God and we will reign on Earth.” In 1 Cor 6:2-3 Paul said we’ll judge both the world and the angels. The Greek word for judge also means to rule over or govern, and in Biblical times rulers were also judges.
In John 14:1-2 the Lord said that that our home will be “in my father’s house” and Rev 21:27 says that only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life can inhabit the New Jerusalem. Only the Church’s names are so inscribed.
We’re not informed as to how all of this will translate into daily activity, but the Bible clearly promises these things.
There’s no reason to believe we’re the angels of Old Testament times sent from the future. We’re not a messenger service, we’re the Bride of Christ. We’re the example of the incomparable riches of God’s grace (Eph 2:7) and co-heirs with the Lord in His inheritance (Rom 8:17)