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Jim at Growing Faith April 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm

We certainly have a lot to look forward to! Thanks for sharing this post with us.

Lou July 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

I think the measurement of the wall refers to thickness.
The foundations and walls may be different.

Good Article

Mwengwe July 29, 2020 at 5:20 am

Good article

Judith (Judy) Boyd July 29, 2020 at 7:54 pm

Does anyone live outside the new Jerusalem? Does every believer from the beginning of time until the rapture live in the city? Jesus said in my Fathers house are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you; if it were not so I would tell you. I am ASSUMING that means all the mansions are in one city. Is this correct? If the doors are always open who lives outside the city? My mind thinks earthly; please, if you can, help me to understand this. In other words, what is outside the city?

Jack Wellman July 29, 2020 at 8:40 pm

Hello Judy. Thank you for your question. All who trust in Christ today and up to the time of His return, or before they die, will have offices or positions in the New Jerusalem. The other nations left alive at that time will come up anually to worship God (much of this is in Isaiah). The word mansions is better understood to be office. Remember, we are to be kings and priests in the Kingdom, some even having authority over 5 or 10 cities. The New Jerusalem will be so huge as to accomodate all the saints and believers from the Garden on.

We read in the KJV the following translation of Rev. 21:24, “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it (i.e. the new Jerusalem), and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it”. We learn from this verse that those of the nations, i.e. Gentiles, will bring their glory and honour unto the new Jerusalem.

But let us turn our attention to the phrase “of them which are saved”. The note in the Companion Bible tells us that that phrase is not in the manuscripts. The phrase does not appear in the NASB or in the NIV translations. Therefore, this verse should read, ” the nations shall walk in the light of it”. I do not mean to suggest that this proves that unbelievers of the nations will live outside the new Jerusalem, but what it does not say is that all those outside the city are saved.

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