Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries:
Twenty-four Attributes of the New Jerusalem: 12 Measurements + 12 Descriptions
12 Angels. (Rev. 21:12)
12 Tribes of Israel’s names. (Rev. 21:12)
12 Apostles names. (Rev. 21:14)
12 Foundations. (Rev. 21:14)
12 Gates. (Rev. 21:12, 21)
12 Pearls.(Rev. 21:21)
12 precious stones. (Rev. 21:19-20)
12,000 Furlongs length. (Rev. 21:15-16)
12,000 Furlongs breadth. (Rev. 21:15-16)
12,000 Furlongs height. (Rev.21:15-16)
12 manner of fruit. Leaves used for healing of people on earth. (Rev. 22:2)
12 months of fruit. (Rev. 22:2)
City is pure gold, as clear glass. (Rev. 21:18)
City street is pure gold, as transparent glass. (Rev. 21:21)
Pure crystal clear river, water of life. (Rev. 22:1)
No need for sun or moon to shine in the city. (Rev. 21:23)
God’s glory and the Lamb’s light shine in the city. (Rev. 21:23, 22:5)
No night and no need for a candle (artificial light). (Rev. 21:25, 22:5)
No need for a temple in the city. (Rev. 21:22)
God’s/Jesus’s thrones are in it, they are the temple of the city. (Rev. 21:22, 22:3)
City gates are never shut. (Rev. 21:25)
Only those men from the Lamb’s book of life are allowed to enter through the city gates. (Rev. 21:27) 23. Kings of the saved nations on earth are allowed to bring their honour and glory into the city. (Rev. 21:24, 21:26)
24. No man who is unwise, who defiles, works abominations or makes lies is allowed into the city. (Rev. 21:27)
Commentary: Numbers within numbers and truth within truth. New Jerusalem is described with a double of twelve. There are twelve (12) distinct numerical or measurement references that describe the physical, structural nature of new Jerusalem. There are also twelve (12) descriptive references regarding the holy and righteous nature of the city. Combining both groups of twelve (12) references nets a total of 24 references or descriptions. Twenty-four (24) denotes God’s abundant or doubled organizational arrangement.
WOW! What a city! The New Jerusalem is described in a manner in which it could not be built with materials from Home Depot, Lowes or any other local store that sells building products. It is built with the rarest and most precious of materials in the universe that could only come from heaven and God in order to properly represent his glory. Shining precious stones, a type of luminous, transparent gold utilized entirely throughout the internal structure of the city. The New Jerusalem is described as being 12,000 furlongs on each side which is aproximately equal to 1,500 miles. Thus, the city is 1,500 miles wide – 1,500 miles long – 1,500 miles high. Its length, breadth and height are equal. The description suggests two possible geometric shapes, that of being either a cube or pyramid that could house several billion redeemed souls or glorified bodies! Each one of the twelve foundations of the city are named after one of Christ’s Apostles and the twelve gates are named after one of the Tribes of Israel. (Revelation 21:12, 14). The wall is measured as 144 cubits high, which translates into 240 feet high. (144 cubits x 20”per cubit = 2,880” / 12” per foot = 240 feet). Even the height of the wall of the new Jerusalem is a divine multiple of twelve (12) or twenty-four (24).
The New Jerusalem is the capital city of heaven and the center of God’s universe. Jesus prepared the New Jerusalem to become the home of the saints. Jesus promised (John 14:2): “in My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” In Revelation 2:7, Jesus described the heavenly home of the Church as follows: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” This tree of life will be present in the midst of New Jerusalem forever, and it is there to remind us that our life is dependent upon the gifts of God. In Revelation 22:2 the Bible tells us that “in the middle of its street, and on either sie of rhe river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
This heavenly city is called the New Jerusalem to indicate its special place in the heart of God, similar to His love for the earthly city Jerusalem in Israel. Because God will actually dwell with His saints in New Jerusalem, John calls the New Jerusalem “the tabernacle of God”. Revelation 21:3 promises: “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” God calls it “the heavenly Jerusalem” to distinguish it from the earthly Jerusalem which will continue to exist forever as the blessed throne of Jesus Christ. Currently, the New Jerusalem exists in heaven. At the end of the 1,000 year millennium, the New Jerusalem will descend down to the earth as it “comes down out of heaven”. In Revelation 3:12, John described “the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God.” The New Jerusalem will be constantly illuminated by the supernatural light of God’s presence. The supernatural light will infuse the holy city eliminating the need for light from the sun. “And there shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light”. (Revelation 22:5). The need for no natural sunlight only applies to the New Jerusalem. Other passages reveal that night and day will still continue on the earth forever suggesting that the sun will continue to exist for earth’s inhabitants and the earthly city of Jerusalem. Length (1,500 miles), Width (1,500 miles), Height (1,500 miles). Twleve-thousand furlongs = 1,500 miles.
Earth’s Surface Area
The total surface area of Earth is about 197 million square miles and currently housing an estimated 7.5 billion people which are crammed on only 29% (57.1 million square miles) of the earth’s surface. This equates to approximately 131.3 people per every square mile of inhabitable surface area. This is a pure, theoretical calculation, assuming that every square mile of land on earth, is habitable. This, of course, is not realistic because of vast unpopulated areas due to mountain ranges, deserts, climate and other natural barriers. The real number of people, per square mile will be significantly higher, if we subtract for or discount the total theoretical amount of land available by the amount of land that is actually not available. Unfortunately, I do not have this statistic. However, it is accurate to state the number calculated above (131.3 people for every square mile) is on the very low end of any calculation that takes into account even less available land mass for habitation. This will not affect a reasonable comparison between measuring the number of earth inhabitants against the possible number of New Jerusalem inhabitants (given the dimensions, length, width and height) provided in the Bible (Rev. 21:16). Twelve-thousand Furlongs are equal to 1,500 miles.
About 71 percent of the earth is covered by water and 29 percent by land. Thus, only 57.1 million square miles are available for habitation (197 million square miles x .29 = 57.1 million square miles). 139.9 million square miles of the earth is uninhabitable because of the scope of the oceans (197 million square miles x .71 = 139.9 million square miles of ocean area).
New Jerusalem Cube
Cubic Volume = 1,500 miles x 1,500 miles x 1,500 miles = 3,375,000,000 cubic miles (3.38 billion cubic miles).
Surface Area = 6 x 15002 = 13,500,000 square miles (13.5 million square miles)
In terms of surface area, new Jerusalem (as a city) equals almost 25% (13.5 million square miles) of the earth’s entire liveable surface area (57.1 million square miles)!
If the twelve (12) gates of the city are placed equi-distant from each other, and from the corners of the perimeter of city, the gates will be spaced 300 furlongs (375 miles) apart from one another.
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The ‘New Jerusalem’ or a Satanic ‘knock-off’? It is very obvious. Can Giant Black Cubes Save Saudi Arabia?
David Rosenberg Mar 9, 2023 2:49 pm IST Haaretz
If you regularly check out the leading global news sites, it’s hard not to notice ads for something called “the New Murabba project” in Riyadh , starring a giant black cube called the Mukaab towering over surrounding buildings. The accompanying marketing material is long on superlatives (“a new way of living,” “a new icon”) and short on details, but it appears to be that the Mukaab will be a humongous virtual-reality theater.
(5) MbS on top of Kabba
How much it will cost to build the cube and the surrounding neighborhood (“the world’s largest modern downtown”) in the Saudi Arabia capital isn’t mentioned, but it is safe to assume it will pass the $1 billion threshold for the definition of a mega-project.
Unveiled three weeks ago, the Mukaab cube will be big enough to contain 20 Empire State Buildings, the promoters claim. The surrounding district in the capital of Riyadh will cover 19 square kilometers, contain 104,000 housing units and eventually generate 334,000 jobs.
By itself, the New Murabba would be a major undertaking, but it is by no means the only or the most expensive of the many megas planned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s ruler in all but name.
The most famous and costliest is NEOM, the new city arising in empty desert close to the Red Sea at a projected cost of $500 billion. A key feature of NEOM is “The Line,” a “smart city” planned to extend 170 kilometers across the desert and be just 200 meters wide.
A small sampling of the many others in the world include Al Ula, which involves turning an ancient oasis-based settlement into a “Journey Through Time” extravaganza including a 46-kilometer “low-carbon” tram line; the King Salman Energy Park slated to create 100,000 jobs as a hub for the global energy market; and – in the framework of NEOM: “Oxagon,” an eight-sided floating city that “will revolutionize global manufacturing by creating a new logistics center that will redefine the world’s approach to industrial development.”
This gigantism isn’t limited to Saudi Arabia. Qatar just spent by some accounts $230 billion on projects related to hosting last year’s World Cup, and the United Arab Emirates boasts projects like the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Vertical City (a floating apartment tower) and The Link (featuring the world’s largest cantilevered building).
The finance of flash
Megaprojects are not unique to the Gulf, but as a rule their size and price tags are dictated by necessity. China, for instance, has spent an estimated $700 billion on its high-speed railway system, but that’s a nationwide rail network that will serve hundreds of millions of people and the Chinese did it at relatively low cost.
The Gulf projects standout not only for their bigness and costliness but for their flashiness – their enormity is seen as an asset, a way to attract the world’s attention and raise their host countries’ profile, but isn’t functionally necessary. Saudi Arabia, whose financial resources, land area and population dwarf its smaller Gulf neighbors, has taken high-profile gigantism to (to use a popular mega-project buzz phrase) a new level under Crown Prince Mohammed.
In fact it was Dubai that pioneered the concept of mega-projects. The thesis was that the oil resources that have driven the economies of the Gulf are running out and/or are likely to gradually lose market share to renewables, so the time has come for a new economic model. Tourism and high-tech are the No. 1 candidates, with financial services and logistics close behind.
But the concept is easier said than done. Wooing tourists is one thing, but places like Dubai and Qatar don’t have enough people to build world-class economies; while Saudi Arabia has a bigger population, its people have yet to show much in the way of innovative prowess and the private sector that should be leading the the move away from oil remains dwarfed by the state-owned oil industry and public sector.
The other problem they face is autocracy, which among other things suffocates innovation. None of the Gulf countries are hinting at any kind of transition to a liberal, democratic society; they are making just enough concessions to Western-style freedoms needed to draw tourists and expats. But they are autocracies, and in the case of Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia, an often nasty one.
Gigantism is supposed to cut through all these problems. Build an extravaganza like the Mukaab, and the tourists will come and spend. Build a futuristic city from scratch, and high-tech entrepreneurs and engineers will make it their home. The Saudis who join them will be inspired and educated and turn their country into the next Silicon Valley. Build a floating city shaped (for no particular reason) like an octagon , and even something as dull as a port and logistics center will sound sexy enough to lure companies to set up shop.
Do mega-projects work? In the case of tourism, the answer from Dubai seems to be yes. When it got started, the city state didn’t have much to offer visitors, but it solved that problem by building a gigantic airport (one of the world’s busiest thanks to its role as a hub for Europe-Asia traffic) and developing a host of man-made tourist attractions, most of the gee-whiz sort and carrying the “world’s biggest” this or that label. Dubai tourist arrivals have grown by a third in the last decade.
The Saudis want to do the same, not only with mega-attractions but mega-sporting and entertainment events. The problem is that however glamorous travel and tourism is, the fact is most of the jobs it creates are of the low-skilled, low-paid variety – hotel chambermaids, souvenir vendors, taxi drivers, restaurant busboys and the like. Tourism isn’t going to support a lifestyle the Saudis have become accustomed to with oil profits.
High-tech provides much better paid and higher quality jobs, but building either industry isn’t easy, no matter how much money governments want to lavish on new cities and “world-class” universities. Dubai has been pretty successful in cultivating a local high-tech scene. About half the investment in Middle East tech companies (not counting Israel) goes to Dubai, according to the Dubai research platform Wamda. Dubai boasts three unicorns – tech startups worth at least $1 billion.
But Dubai is a tiny place and the tech industry is dominated by expats drawn not only by lavish facilities and a princely lifestyle but by capital offered by the government. The Saudis have, and need to have, much grander goals – NEOM alone is supposed to eventually have a population of nine million, nearly three times Dubai’s entire population today.
Using Israel as a rough benchmark, the Saudis will need to get 10 percent or more of the labor force working in the tech industry to become something of a tech power. That will mean coaxing hundreds of thousands of foreign engineers and entrepreneurs into relocating while transforming a couple of million Saudis into geeks.
That’s a tall order, and mega-projects are big risky bets that aren’t likely to fulfill it. They are just as likely to become white elephants as they are a home for unicorns. Take Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, launched in 2006 as a combination sustainable city and global center for cleantech companies. Budgeted at (by mega–project standards a mere) $8.5 billion, it has struggled to attract residents or businesses and its completion has been pushed off from 2016 to 2030.
The unfortunate reality is that buildings, trendy cafes, high-concept entertainment venues, and smart cities with ambitious but not always self-evidently practical designs alone can’t create a high-tech economy. Tech is about a certain kind of energy, outlook and culture. The crown prince would do better to invest in universities and create a liberal, open-minded society. At least then, the kingdom would stand a chance. And Israel might want to keep that in mind too.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14
In His Service,
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Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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