THIS CITY IS TOO PRICELESS TO VALUE. And everything we hear is what John saw and he declared it was the Lord Jesus that gave him these visions. Let my words paint a picture as I try to reach your understanding. Much of the following is copied from our book “THE MASTERPIECE.” The width is exactly the same on all four sides and the height is equal. Twelve thousand furlongs is fifteen hundred miles.To imagine a city that is fifteen hundred miles square and fifteen hundred miles high that is surrounded by jasper walls is breathtaking. The highest mountain in the world is less than six miles high (Mount Everest – 29,035 feet) and the highest in America is less than four miles high (Mount McKinley – 20,320 feet). We are speaking of a city so massive that our minds can only imagine its grandeur. The city of New Jerusalem is 7,920,000 feet high compared to Mount Everest at 29,035 feet. This comparison makes Mount Everest appear to be nothing but a molehill. ALL OF THIS IS WHAT JOHN SAW, NOT WHAT HE HEARD. The total wealth of this entire earth does not hold a light to the wealth of this new city. The gold that has been mined and minted during human history is minute compared to the gold in this city. It would not be enough to pave the streets of one level of this city and this will be a city of twelve foundations or levels. Each level will be one hundred and twenty-five miles high or 657,700 feet, over twenty- two times higher than Mount Everest. The height of the walls on each level is 144 cubits or approximately 226 feet. These walls are not provided to keep the glorified saints in or out. The foundations at each level are one hundred and forty-four cubits, which is approximately 226 feet high. These foundations are then garnished with twelve manners of precious stones. THESE ARE BIBLICAL DESCRIPTIONS THAT GOD SHOWED JOHN. The great walls of this city will probably be translucent, allowing the city’s beauty to shine without or allowing those dwelling outside to see within. The twelve gates carved from pearls will be the most beautiful gates of eternity. They never close, but stand as a welcome to the saved of the earth to enjoy and delight themselves with God’s glory within. A great angel will be God’s porter at each gate, and the gates will bear the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, with each gate having a different name. I would imagine that the children of Israel would use the gates to enter and visit the city that bears their tribal names. These gates are perfectly placed with three gates on each side. The foundations of the city are named after the twelve apostles. On and on Apostle John described what he saw. Notice his words telling the world what the Lord Jesus showed him. :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) A person has got to be utterly deceived to deny the Book of Revelation.

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  1. To be sure, the New Jerusalem is beyond anything this universe has ever seen. Pastor Joseph did a good job conveying what an amazing place it is.

    Here are some more comparisons. The Earth is about 8000 miles in diameter, the moon is about 2100. New Jerusalem is a cube 1500 miles in length, width, and height. In other words, it is big enough to rival our moon in size. If it were 238000 miles away as is the moon, it would be roughly 3/4 as big as the moon in our sky, but cubical instaed of spherical.

    It is so huge that it could never land on present day Earth without destroying it, and very likely couldn’t even get into a near orbit without causing the planet great harm from its gravity, based on the current laws of physics. It is therefore intriguing that Bible tells us that the new heaven and new Earth are created BEFORE the arrival of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-2). It would seem that this would have to be the case.

    In the age to come, it seems that the laws which govern our present-day universe will utterly change. There will no longer the increasing entropy that is gradually causing our universe to essentially “wind down” into a dark, featureless void. Death, decay, sin, disease, sadness will no longer exist in this eternal place where at long last God’s will IS done on Earth as it is in heaven.

  2. I will be for the sake of gold and precious metal exploration through a friendly to the environment method. Without having precious metal exploration the whole planet is going to be very different.

  3. Pastor Mike Taylor

    Pastor Joseph,
    an interesting assessment and all true that the New Jerusalem will be a very beautiful home for the Church and all who ultimately believe, but question from any who wish to comment. Is the New Jerusalem the bride of Christ, literally, as mentioned in Revelation chapter 21 or is the bride of Christ the resurrected and redeemed men and women of the history of mankind? Can’t be both, so which is it, or is it both? Would be interested to know the responses received,
    Pastor Mike

  4. SOON….VERY SOON – and such is the weight placed on the watchman – he is given a time and he must blow the horn so that all might come to the saving grace thru repentance – great is the weight of the progressive revelation thru the SPIRIT as to the shortage of time – and the ‘un-hearing’ ears of the nations – HIS TIME IS UP{ON US and only those saved might live in the majesty of the New Jerusalem.
    Won’t you hear – now is the acceptable time to give your heart to JESUS, for only thru HIM will you live in all eternity in the place HE had gone to prepare, 2000 years ago!
    Maranatha HE comes on the clouds – shortly
    to HIM all the glory and power and praise in all eternity

  5. Wow! ….this has got to be one reason why every believer should be motivated to share the gospel with the unsaved. It really staggers the mind of what God has prepared for the believers.

  6. Wow! ….this has got to be one reason why every believer should be motivated to share the gospel with the unsaved. It really staggers the mind of what God has prepared for the believers.


  7. Dear Pastor,

    Pastor Mike asks if the New Jerusalem was the bride of Christ? Good Question, in Exodus Chapter 24:10
    And they saw the God of Israel and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in its clearness.

    Therefore by extension the Bride is the Church which occupies the City of New Jerusalem the Glory of God is the City adorned in precious stone and clear.

    Wonderful article Pastor.

    God Bless

  8. Response to Pastor Mike Taylor.

    Good to see your post here, Mike! Revelation 21:2 says the New Jerusalem is “prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” In other words, the place is stunningly gorgeous, just as a bride would be, but not actually the bride herself. Verse 9 has the angel telling John to “Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

    It may very well be that the angel if referring to the city’s inhabitants, rather than the city itself. John first sees the city from a distance, then close up but still outside. Then he sees inside along with its residents. These are the actual bride of Christ – believers from all ages whose sins were covered by Jesus’ sacrifice of himself. This would also be consistent with the identification as to whom the bride is in Revelation 19:7-8, and Paul’s likening of the relationship of Christ to his church (Ephesians 5:31-32).

    Think of it like this. If you go to visit someone where they live, the first thing you see is the house from outside. Then you go up top the door, knock, the door is opened, and then you get to see your friends inside, right?

    So, I offer this possible explanation and hope others will offer theirs here as well. Very interesting question!

  9. Remember JESUS CHRIST said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-2) If Jesus said a Place, it has to be a PLACE.

    Joseph Chambers

  10. Dear Pastor

    One more thing on Pastor Mikes question, As Ed mentioned; matter and entropy, which has been brought up at this site before

    The result of this discussion made me consider that matter itself is all out of order when compared to the sapphire below Jesus’s feet in Exodus. Perhaps the new heaven and earth will be a well constructed of perfect crystal(s) and perhaps that was the way it was in the beginning. Just a thought.

    God Bless

  11. Hi, Ed…
    I believe you got your answer correctly stated. The city is like an icon on your computer. It is a representation of what is inside. The New Jerusalem is that heavenly ICON that says that this is the home of the bride of Jesus Christ. The spiritual body of Jesus Christ is inside this ICON. True, it will be most beautiful and made without hands, but by the power of God Almighty, but WE are the family of God, his children, His brothers and sisters, heirs and joint heirs with our Creator, Jesus Christ which is God reproducing Himself in glorified mankind due to the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus Christ. The Bride of Christ is the Church from the Age of Grace. A most humblind, undeserved act of love and mercy. Praise be to our God,
    Pastor Mike