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,
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,
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 shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said,
I make all things new.
And he said unto me,
for these words are true and faithful.
King James Version
Do you long for God's GLORY?
Do you wish for eternal beauty, peace, love, and joy?
Read how beautiful and magnificent the New Jerusalem -- the City of God -- would be:
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,
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,
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.
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, chrysolyte;
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.
Revelation 21:10-21 (KJV)
Most importantly, the New Jerusalem, will have no need for a temple, nor the sun, and the moon:
22 And I saw no temple therein:
for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun,
neither of the moon,
to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Revelation 21:22-23 (KJV)
There shall be no more curse.
Everything will be made pure with the water of life, and the tree of life.
22 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.
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.
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:
4 And they shall see his face;
and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there;
and they need no candle,
neither light of the sun;
for the Lord God giveth them light:
and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 22:1-5 (KJV)
If this world makes you weary, remember that our only HOPE is in JESUS!
4 In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)
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Updated 18 January 2022