A New Jerusalem

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“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. 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 v 1-2)

In the Bible, New Jerusalem, is often also known as The Tabernacle of God, Holy City, City of God, Celestial City and Heavenly Jerusalem. In the Book of Revelation, New Jerusalem is mentioned as Jerusalem Above, Zion and shining city on a hill. In other books of the Bible, it is a city that is and will be the dwelling place of the Saints, interpreted as a physical reconstruction, spiritual restoration, and divine recreation of the city of Jerusalem. It is also interpreted by many as referring to the Church.

The term New Jerusalem occurs twice in (Revelation 3 v 12) and (Revelation 21 v 2) of the Book of Revelation. A large portion of the final two chapters of Revelation deals with John’s vision of the New Jerusalem. He describes the New Jerusalem as ‘the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’

“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Revelation 21 v 9-12)

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