Jesus' seat of power during His millennium reign will be the New Jerusalem, which will descend from heaven after Jesus' second coming. Let’s start with one of the most awesome details about the New Jerusalem… it’s size. Believe it or not, the New Jerusalem is going to be 1,500 miles wide, 1,500 miles long and 1,500 miles high. That's HUGE! Think about it... that's satellite territory. It's true! Satellites orbit the earth both above and below that 1,500 mile range! It seems incredible, doesn't it? Now, if you go to Google Earth and plot a 1,500 mile trip across the U.S. you’ll be able to see just how wide this new city is going to be.
The walls of this city are going to be 216 feet high. That equates to the height of a 21 story building!!! That’s one huge wall!!! The wall is described as looking like Jasper. Jasper is sky-blue in color with hints of red and green. The wall will have twelve layers of foundation stones embedded with precious stones: Jasper, Sapphire, Chalcedony, Emerald, Sardonyx, Sardius, Chrysolite, Beryl, Topaz, Chrysoprasus, Jacinth, and Amethyst.
The city will have 12 gates, three on each side of the city. These gates will be constructed of one solid pearl each (now that’s one big pearl!!). Each gate will have inscribed above it the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The only ones allowed to enter the city will be those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The buildings and mansions in the city will be made of pure transparent gold and guess what…there will be a mansion for each of us!
In the middle of a transparent golden street there will flow the water of life which will come from the throne of God and of the Lamb. On either side of the river there will be a tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. So, if we so desire, we can eat of its fruit.
There will also be a supernatural illumination of the city with the Glory of God lighting everything, since He will be living among us. No longer will there be day or night and no longer will there be any shadow.
This is just a brief glimpse of what the New Jerusalem will be like. I can’t wait to see it in all its glory as it descends out of heaven! Father, I pray that you send the Bridegroom soon!!!
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