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The Jerusalem Above Is Free

"Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written, "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married." Now we, brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise." (Galatians 4:25-28 RSV)

Spiritual Jerusalem

Heavens Above From the time of the New Testament, the people who correctly worship the True God (in contrast to those who incorrectly worship the True God, much to their eventual regret i.e. Matthew 7:21-23) are generally referred to as "The Church of God" (e.g. Acts 20:28, 1 Corinthians 1:2), the literal meaning of "church" being a gathering of those called, from the Greek word pronounced ek-klay-see-ah (see People or Place?). In the Old Testament, and in Prophecy, they were, and are, also known figuratively as "The daughter of Jerusalem" and "The daughter of Zion" - Jerusalem and Zion being symbolic, and literal, of God's and Christ's future rule on earth - and of those who will rule the earth with Them (i.e. Revelation 20:4-6)

The Union of God and The Church

When The Holy Spirit of God combines with those in the Church, Spiritual Conception occurs, beginning a process in which Father and "mother" will produce children, children of God:

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Romans 8:29

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