In the Old Testament and also in Revelations, the last chapter, we are told that God will create a New Earth and a New Heaven and the former will be no more.
Jerusalem was God’s chosen city. The temple had already been built there before, and was already promised to be built there again.
Those who have faith in the words of Christ Jesus and his Father have come in a time where they are looking for a new heaven and a new earth, which will be the resting-place of righteousness.
“Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:13 KJ21)
The lovers of God who have found Christ the Messiah, Jeshua (Jesus Christ) and who are willing to overcome, live on the promise that for them a pillar will be provided in the temple of Jesus his God. Those believers shall also have the name of their God, and the name of the city of their God written down. That pillar in the temple of God is used to represent a righteous Christian who has been made an eternal part of the family of God (’he will never depart from it’).
An Old Testament symbol which was once used of Israel and the Jews, is taken and applied to Christians. Notably, it is a part of the Temple building which is being applied to the Christians, which reinforces the fact that the Temple and its furniture will be used in Revelation to refer to the body of Christ, and to Christians.
There also will be one hundred and forty and four thousand, having Jesus his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.
“And I looked and lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name written in their foreheads.” (Revelation 14:1 KJ21)
Christians shall be able to see those 144 000 and the the fortified city, the iron pillars, and brazen walls (Jeremiah 1:18, Revelation 14:1, Revelation 22:4) They shall know that the name of the city from that day shall be, “Jehovah is there”, the New “Jerusalem”, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. (Ezekiel 48:35, Revelation 21:2)
“And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2 KJ21)
“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God, and I will write upon him My new name.” (Revelation 3:12 KJ21).
The texts from the apostle John do not to be taken as real literal presentations. It are visions were it is fairly obvious that it is not a literal city him speaking about. We are told in Revelation 21:16 that the length, breadth and height of the city are all 12,000 stadia, or 2,200 kilometre. The length of the side of the city, if it were literal, would stretch from Jerusalem to Rome, its area would be more than 100 times the whole area of Israel, and its height would be about 200 times the height at which commercial airliners fly. The angel told John it was a figurative city when he said,
“9 … “Come hither; I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the Holy Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven from God,” (Revelation 21:9-10 KJ21)
In the Book of revelation we as such also find the Bride, the wife of the Lamb, … who shows the holy city Jerusalem. (Revelation 21:9-10) So, New Jerusalem is a symbolic representation of the true church, which comprises followers of Jesus Christ.
Find in this series:
Marriage of Jesus 1 Mary, John, Judas, Thomas and Brown
Marriage of Jesus 2 Standard writings about Jesus
Marriage of Jesus 3 Listening women
Marriage of Jesus 4 Place of the woman
Marriage of Jesus 5 Papyrus fragment in Egyptian Coptic
Marriage of Jesus 6 Jesus said to them “My wife”
Marriage of Jesus 8 Wife of Yahweh
Marriage of Jesus 9 Reason for a new marriage
Marriage of Jesus 10 Old and New Covenant
To be continued: A royal wedding due to take place
- New Jerusalem is a Living City (newjerusalem12.wordpress.com)
John saw New Jerusalem prepared as a bride, the wife of the Lamb (Revelation 21:2, 9-10). The Husband is a living Person and the wife is a corporate living person to match Him.
- New Jerusalem is the Consummation of Everything Positive in the Bible (2) (newjerusalem12.wordpress.com)
New Jerusalem is the consummation of everything positive in the Bible. The prior post presented the consummation of God, man, and life (the eternal life of God we receive in Jesus Christ).
n the gospels, Jesus came as the real Lamb of God to accomplish redemption. When we have Him, we have redemption. New Jerusalem is the bride of the Lamb, the Lamb is on the throne, and the Lamb is the temple and lamp of the city.
- New Jerusalem is the Consummation of Everything Positive in the Bible (3) (newjerusalem12.wordpress.com)
Eve came out of Adam’s side during his deep sleep and returned to him as His wife. The church came out of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 5:23-32). New Jerusalem also is a product of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and comes to Him as His bride and wife.
- Except a man be born of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God (achristian.wordpress.com)
Except a man be born of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God (2014)
Jesus’ righteousness is the key to Christian overcoming (2006)
Justified by faith (2006)
For the sake of this post let us temporarily agree that the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven and the Holy City are closely connected together enough so that when I only refer to the Kingdom of Heaven then you know that I am referring to one or all of these other concepts as well.
- Daily Tidbits 5/9 – Jerusalem Above vs. Jerusalem Below (littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com)
it is seen that His Name is linked to the land, the land is also linked to the hand, where the mark is placed.The hand = body of Messiah
- Jesus Has Come- Revelations 21:1 thru 22:21 Proves He Comes Again With A Sword In His Hand. (jesushascome.net)
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
- The Source of the Water of Life-Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother (followersofahnsahnghong.wordpress.com)
Jesus was the source of the water of life in the age of the Son.
- Prophecy Watch: The Abomination at the Vatican (nolaughingmatterministries.org)
In Matthew 24:15-21 Jesus talks about the “‘abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,” which can be found in Daniel 9:27.What the abomination of desolation is, in a nutshell, is this: The Jewish temple will be rebuilt on the Temple Mount site where the Islamic Dome of the Rock stands today in Jerusalem. After it’s rebuilt, the anti-Christ will set up an image in the Temple to be worshiped & declare himself to be the Messiah.