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And Isaiah tells us;
Isaiah 54: 11, 12 - “O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you on a foundation of sapphires and make the walls of your houses from precious jewels.
- I will make your windows of sparkling rubies, your doors of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones.
I see a huge square; like Central Park of New York, only much larger. There are high-rise condominium buildings all around it. Inside these buildings are the mansions of which Jesus spoke.
Everything you see is constructed of the most beautiful gold and precious jewels. Everything sparkles unimaginably brightly because it is lit by the Light of God, and of The Lamb.
The lights of Las Vegas are dim, boring and shameful in comparison. Comparing Las Vegas to The New Jerusalem would be like comparing elementary school artwork to Michelangelo, or an off key singing voice to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Now imagine your very own corner of the city being one of those numerous apartment-like mansions, in one of these high-rises. It belongs to you. God made it especially for you! Since God knows you so much better than you know yourself, he created your mansion beyond your wildest dreams!
Your home's walls are inlaid throughout with precious jewels. You look out your window through red ruby glass or other clear, precious stones that are cut so thin you can clearly see through them!
Looking outside you see your friends and family walking on the streets as you enjoy a good hearty meal. You see up the main street. It is made of the purest gold with the river of life running straight down the middle of it. Both sides of the river are lined the entire distance with the Tree of Life.
You can see all the way up to the Temple of God. That is where God and The Lamb of God now reside.
Hallelujah; God now lives among his people!
The city will be raised on a hill…
in the original position of Jerusalem on earth.
Zech. 14:10, 11 - All the land from Geba, north of Judah, to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become one vast plain. But Jerusalem will be raised up in its original place and will be inhabited all the way from the Benjamin Gate over to the site of the old gate, then to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses.
- And Jerusalem will be filled, safe at last, never again to be cursed and destroyed.
And the city will be overflowing with people and animals.
Zech. 2:4 - The other angel said, "Hurry, and say to that young man, 'Jerusalem will someday be so full of people and livestock that there won't be room enough for everyone! Many will live outside the city walls.’”
Outside The New Jerusalem.
The Dead Sea will no longer be salt water. It will be full of fish and living things.
Zech. 14:8 - On that day life-giving waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half toward the Dead Sea and half toward the Mediterranean, flowing continuously in both summer and winter.
Ezekiel 47:8, 9 - The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure.
- There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.