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THE CITY NEW JERUSALEM
COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN
1 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.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 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.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Brothers please see that we are told plainly here in Revelation Chapter 21, that the bride of Christ is the city 'New Jerusalem'.
We are told plainly throughout the new testament that we, you and I, the Church is the body of Christ. Jesus is the head and we are his body. We will forever be with the Lord in the new Heaven here on the new Earth.
Do not allow any man to deceive you.
THE 12 FOUNDATIONS OF THE CITY
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
WOW! Each of the 12 gates into the city is one single pearl!
John continues to describe what he sees.
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 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:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
The bride of Christ, The new Jerusalem.
The wall of the city was great and high.There were 12 gates whereby to enter the city. There were 3 gates on the East
3 gates on the South, 3 gates on the West, 3 gates on the North.
each gate was of 1 giant pearl.
Each of the 12 foundations of the wall had the names of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
The angel measured the wall of the great city with a golden reed.
The city is foursquare, and the length and the width are the same. It measured twelve thousand furlongs.
The wall is 1500 miles east, 1500 miles west, 1500 miles north, and 1500 miles south.
The wall is also 1500 miles high.
WOW! Stop and imagine this great and beautiful new Jerusalem.
There is an outer wall that surrounds the 1500 mile high wall and it is 144 cubits high.
This is equal to a 21 story building. This is the wall made up of the beautiful 12 stones pictured above. Just imagine a 21 story
wall made of these beautiful stones that stretch 1500 miles in every direction.
Then when your eyes reach the top of this beautiful wall then your eyes continue to follow the 1500 mile high inter wall upward
for as far as you can see.
The city will be pure gold like clear glass.
Brothers, we have never even imagined such a place in our mind.
We will dwell here in this great city 'New Jerusalem' with our God the Father, our Lord Jesus, and all of the great men of the bible.
Our loved ones will be dwelling here with us. Our families who are now in heaven will be moved here to the new heaven on this reborn and new earth.
We will forever be with the LORD!
God bless you my brothers, and have a blessed new year!