LOOKING BACK AT VERSE 12, it tells us that this New Jerusalem is coming down out of heaven, that the overcome will be made a pillar in the Temple of God, and that Christ will write God’s new name and the name of the city of God upon the overcomers. Why would He write upon the overcomers the name of the New Jerusalem unless they Were the New Jerusalem?”For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?” (1 Thessalonians 2:19)
His saints are His heavenly body, the innumerable company of angels, and the New Jerusalem. Scripture provides ample witnesses to this testimony for those who have eyes to see and hears to hear. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” (Revelation 21:1-3)
Then in the following we find: “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain (kingdom or nation), and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.” (Revelation 21:10-12)