As we enter 2008 we find that it is dominated by the number 8. In the Bible this number is often connected with a new beginning, and also with resurrection. We are therefore starting the year with the introduction of this new series, entitled The City of God. [Read more…]
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven. ” (Rev.21:1)
John begins his experience of the New Jerusalem by telling us that it all refers to the time of the “new heaven and new earth.” It is therefore of the utmost importance for us to determine the time slot in which the Vision operates. [Read more…]
Well, well, well, who’s that a-callin’?
Well, well, well, hold my hand;
Well, well, well, night is a-fallin’;
Spirit is a-movin’ all over this land. [Read more…]
“I John saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband.” (21:2)
“The angel talked with me saying, ‘Come, I will show you the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife.” (21:9)
It goes without saying that no one would go into Church or a Registrar’s Office to marry a pile of bricks ! Neither will the Lord be marrying a complex of skyscrapers ! [Read more…]
In this chapter we shall be looking mainly at the dimensions of the City as depicted in Revelation 21, rather than the People who constitute the City. [Read more…]
“And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband.” (Rev.21:2) [Read more…]
Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blessed,
Beneath thy contemplation sink heart and voice oppressed.
I know not, O I know not, what joys await us there,
What radiance of glory, what bliss beyond compare! [Read more…]
Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded, what can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s wall surrounded,
thou may’st smile at all thy foes. [Read more…]
“And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” (Rev.22:1)
Imagine a very large ornate throne, capable of seating both God the Father, and His Son. Imagine that they are both seated on this throne. Then imagine that from under their feet, and out of the very material of the throne itself, crystal clear water is gushing in such vast quantities that it forms a river. This is what we would call the “nuts and bolts” part of the subject in hand for this chapter. [Read more…]
Well, I’m on my way to heaven, we shall not be moved,
On my way to heaven, we shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s standing by the waterside,
we shall not be moved. [Read more…]