Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2
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Then one of the seven angels Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. The believers in Jesus are His bride. The City is the home of Jesus and His bride, and is undoubtedly to be the venue of the wonderful Marriage Supper of the Lamb, where all the believers of all ages are to be formally married to Jesus. Kings who were rich and wealthy often built palaces in honor of their queens.
Well, our King has built His queen the greatest palace that has ever existed. Nothing in this world, nothing man has ever built or could build, would even hold a candle to this City.
Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in Heaven, and One sat on the Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 . And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
John compares God in High Cumberland Jubilee/ Comin Down Slow - Jimmy Buffett - Before The Beach His glory and His brilliance to a jasper or sardius stone. Jasper is a type of quartz that is usually red in color, and sardius is also a red stone. As John was watching this Heavenly City descend to Earth, he also described it as looking like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
So at least from a distance it looked like a brilliant, transparent red jewel. So it looked to him not only like a bride, but also, perhaps because of the red color, like a royal bride, a queen fit to marry the King of kings.
Later we find out that the Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 of this amazing City are transparent gold. Also she [the City] had a great and high wall Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
Now the wall of the City had twelve foundations [most likely layers] and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. This is another indication that there will be people outside who are not qualified to enter the City. The names of the 12 apostles are inscribed on the various foundations of the wall and the names of 12 tribes of Israel are inscribed on the gates.
What better way could the Lord immortalize and honor them for their great work in laying the foundation and preparation for the whole Church than to put their names on the gates and walls? And he who talked with me had a gold reed [measuring rod] to measure the City, its gates, and its wall.
The City is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the City with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. It is an eighth of a mile. However, there is a difference in measurement in a stadion and a furlong. Some other modern versions more correctly Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 it as stadiawhich is the Latin rendition of stadios.
The length of a stadion in classical times differed, Brains To Burn - St. Vitus Dance - Love Me Love My Dogma And Then Some it was about meters feet. So 12, stadios equals kilometers or about miles. So we have a city whose base area is kilometers by kilometers, which equals 4, square kilometers, or nearly 5 million square kilometers.
To put that in perspective, that is approximately half of the land area of Europe. And on top of that, it rises to an altitude of kilometers! Intercontinental passenger airlines usually fly their planes around eight to ten kilometers high, which is around 20—30, feet. Talk about out of this world! This City is going to jut right out into space.
The most popular concept among Bible commentators who believe in a literal acceptance of this passage is that it is a cube. However, other Bible scholars, such as the authors of the Wycliffe Bible Commentaryposit that it is a pyramid. There are Scriptures that seem Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 support the pyramid idea. The ancient Israelite tabernacle was a Insecticide - Lisas Secret. That City sure is some big tent.
If God regards it only as His camping trip quarters, then there must be other wonderful places still to be revealed. But a common shape of tents is pyramidical, which again points to a pyramid. No one really knows now why the ancient Egyptians for a long period built the sacred tombs of their kings in a pyramid shape. Could it be that they had some idea that that was the shape of the world to come, so they were trying to imitate it and make sure their kings were introduced into that world in proper form and proper shape?
Other cultures, such as the Mayans, built their temples on the top of pyramids. The capacity of this marvelous Heavenly City is almost beyond comprehension. If it is pyramidical, it would have a total volume of over 3. There is nothing even remotely similar on Earth to compare this with. So what takes up all the space? We know there are mansions there. So apparently those who are faithful to serve God like Daniel did will be receiving an inheritance in this beautiful city, maybe even one of those mansions to call home.
Its magnificence, or lack of it, will be commensurate with your works on Earth, what you already did down here to deserve it. We read in the previous chapter that a river flows through the City, lined with trees on each side. We will just have to wait to see all that God has in store for us! But why would the City be so high? It would be a waste if it was all empty space. Some have envisioned that it could have levels, or Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 spaced very far apart.
Or perhaps the various buildings or whatever occupies Calypsonian Invasion - Various - Caribbean Audio Odyssey Volume Two City actually are suspended in space. That would be the ultimate in three-dimensional living. Whatever the configuration, one thing is obvious: There is plenty of room for an expanding population.
One translator even claims that our modern equivalent of this word would be apartments—no doubt commodious, luxurious apartments. If, for example, mounted on the walls of the Heavenly Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 were floors like a Deception - Platitude - Secrets Of Life apartment building with each floor having a generous ten-meter floor to ceiling measurement, then there would be room forfloors.
That would be some skyscraper! If we then were to hazard a guess that the population of the Heavenly City was as high as 20 billion people, then this would average about 90, people with living quarters on each level.
If each level consisted of a single kilometer-wide strip running around the inside edge of the Heavenly City in the shape of a pyramidwith the remaining inside space open, then the population density on a level would be close to 20 people per square kilometer. By comparison, the population density of Switzerland—not usually thought of as a crowded place—is per square kilometer!
This would mean each occupant in the Heavenly City would have a personal plot of 50, square meters, which is about the area of 10 football fields. All this is, of course, a little fanciful, as we are not told how the City is going to be divided up with regards to housing, nor do we know how many people The Unworldly Beauty - Oliver Shanti* - MP3 Collection be there. But it is interesting to do the math on things and see just how enormous this place is, and how commodious it will be for our eternal living pleasure.
We are told specifically that there is one thing that is not there. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits [about 65 meters], according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the City was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the City were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth Electric Heaven - Various - Dream City Volume 2 , the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
Revelation — It is not clear if these foundations of precious gems are at the bottom of the wall as Long Live Grind n Roll - Cremaster - Pümpernikêl be the modern understanding of this description, or if each of these foundations are a layer in the wall. John does say the wall was made of jasper, but that is also what the first foundation is made of, so it is a bit hard to understand.
But either way John the Revelator must have really known his precious stones to be able to give such a detailed description. Whether each of these foundations had these jewels embedded in it or whether each foundation consisted of one solid jewel of these varieties we are not sure, but one thing we do know is that it will be beautiful.
Can you imagine the gates for such a city, whose wall was 65 meters high? If you are wondering about the horseback part, remember that the heavenly armies that descended at Armageddon rode magnificent white chargers, and there is no reason to believe that we will not continue to have and ride these wonderful horses in the Heavenly City. But can you imagine a pearl that big? It is interesting also to think about the fact that John called them pearls.
A pearl is solid. So how is a solid pearl a gate? Perhaps there are doors in them, but it would seem more likely that the heavenly citizenry will be able to pass through the pearly gates similar to how Jesus apparently could walk through closed doors in His resurrected body John But the gold of the City will be transparent glass-like golden crystal.
The whole City is crystal gold. And even for those on the outside, it will be amazing just to live anywhere within sight of that City, to be able to see it at night Espiritualmente - Sexteto Juventud - Brujeria thrill to its gorgeous splendor, resplendent with the golden, supernatural, miraculous light of God.
The inhabitants of the New Earth will be able to look up and view that beautiful City and know that God is there, that God now lives on Earth with humanity. Jesus has been working on it ever since He ascended. I go to prepare a place for you. It will be the culmination, the ultimate of Heaven on Earth, inhabited only by heavenly beings and earthlings made heavenly, in a perfect atmosphere, a heavenly environment, with the most excellent housing the world has ever known, the whole place shining like precious stones and jewels.
But best of all, it will be full of billions of people living in harmony and love with God and each other, those who received Jesus through the 7, years or so since the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden through the Millennium until the New Earth. Will you be there? You can be. Jesus is waiting to welcome you there. Receive Him as your Savior by saying a short prayer like this one. If you prayed that prayer with sincerity, then you are now a citizen of Heaven, with full entry rights into the Heavenly City of the future.
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