The New Jerusalem
“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, 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: on the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 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. 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. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 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; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 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.” Revelation 21:10-21
When considering the size of this massive city, it is mentioned as twelve thousand furlongs as its length and breadth. Thus 12,000 furlongs is equal to 1,500 miles.
“This world and everything in it, will one day be done away with.
For it will be rolled-up like a map. All of the mountains and trees will be gone. All of the rivers and oceans will have disappeared. For this present earth is being done away with.
And then a glorious new beginning will have happened. For the New Jerusalem will have been established. Its gates will always be opened.
The stones and walls of that city, will show forth the beauty and adherence, of the original tribes of Israel.
The gates of that city show forth the beauty of a pearl. And a sea of glass is there at its entrance.
Those who have practiced the secret arts are not welcomed there. All of those and others, who have followed after other gods, will not be welcomed here.
All sorrow and grief will have been wiped away. No more will be seen a child who dies before his time.
There is no need for the sun or the moon, for I will be your light.
The leaves of those trees there are for the healing of the nations. For all have suffered earlier and thus, I will give a closure from the hurts and pains of the earlier life.
There is no more death. Everything from the former life will have been forgotten.
You will behold the beauty of My Son reflected in the faces of those who are all around you; and you will see the life that I have given to you.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com
ONLY THE ADAMIC PART OF THIS WORLD WILL BE DONE AWAY WITH.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.2 Peter 3 (All of this present earth will be done away with.)
Yes ! Amen !