To all my beloved brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, when we see Jesus Our Lord, we going to be just like Him, in all His marvelous beauty, because He is our head, and we are His body. Glory be to God, for the grace He bestowed upon us, and prepared a place for us to dwell with Him for ever. The New Jerusalem, This is the place Jesus spoke of in Jh 14: 1-3. This gorgeous city, will look like a bride prepared in all of her beauty to meet her husband Rev 21: 9. The idea, according to which the new Jerusalem is regarded as the dwelling-place of the Lamb’s bride, of the Church of glorified believers, is because they came down together from heaven.
While John sees the new Jerusalem descending from heaven, he hears a strong voice from heaven, which told him that gorgeous city descending from heaven, “will be the tabernacle of God with the saints,” in which God himself shall dwell with them, and refresh all those that had they name written in the book of life, after all the sorrow they have experienced on earth, Hebrews 11 chapter. From the very beginning, therefore, the blessed mystery of the new Jerusalem is so interpreted that here the fulfillment is manifest, of all that God had previously promised to his people through the prophets, as it is, in truth, the complete realization of the communion between God and his saints.
If God and the Lamb are the temple of the holy city, they are also its light (v 23). There is no need of the sun or moon, either as sources of light or as objects of worship, no special feasts determined by solar or lunar calendar, no more cycle of day and night. Normally a city’s gates are open during the day for commerce and closed at night against enemy attack. But because there is no night there (v. 25), this city’s gates are always open. Here too the hopes of the biblical prophets for Jerusalem have come true, above all Isaiah 60: 3. “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” and 60: 11: “Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night.
John concludes his interpretation with a reminder that while Jerusalem is open to the kings of the earth and their splendor (v. 24), as well as to the glory and honor of the nations (v. 26), it is not open to anything unclean or to anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful (v. 27). Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life will enter the Holy City. The implication is that both the residents of the city, and the Gentiles who bring their wealth and tribute into it, are those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. John’s vision includes not only the redemption of Christian saints and martyrs, but in some sense the elected Gentiles that God had chosen to enter the millennium reign of Christ, to continue the program that God had created Adam and Eve, which is, to live a sinless life and never die. The two groups are allied, in that both worship the God of Israel and the Lamb forever. To Jesus the Almighty God be all the Glory Amen.
APOSTLE PAUL 💯% ❤
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