Today, let us scrutinize why there is a need for a New Jerusalem. As our Revelation Bible Studies proceeded, Scriptural evidence indicated that Babylon is Jerusalem. The initial Scriptural evidence of Babylon’s identity points to The Roman Catholic Church. However, later evidence unequivocally identifies Jerusalem as Babylon but does not vindicate the Roman Catholic Church because Jerusalem is inextricably tied to Vatican City. Why would God provides a New Jerusalem?
The Lord was married to Israel and chose Jerusalem, the holy City for his name. However, the people went-a-whoring after other gods and became increasing wicked and evil. After exercising much patience with Jerusalem, the Lord destroyed His holy city.
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New Jerusalem Necessary Because the Lord Destroyed the First One
Ultimately, a New Jerusalem is necessary because the Lord destroyed the first one. Unlike her predecessor, the New Jerusalem is completely designed in heaven. The New Jerusalem will only contain inhabitants who only worship Christ Jesus. If the residents of the first Jerusalem were tempted to worship the sun, moon and stars, there will be no sun, moon or stars in the New Jerusalem for Christ shall be their light, Revelation 21:23.
With the Jerusalem destroyed, the Lamb of God was without a bride. Christ designed New Jerusalem using important reminders from the old Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem had twelve gates, each named after the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Revelation 21:12.
The New Jerusalem had twelve foundations, each foundation was named after the Lamb’s Twelve Apostles he left in Jerusalem, in charge of His Church, Revelation 21:14.
The walls of the New Jerusalem measured, “an hundred and forty and four cubits,” the number of the remnant that was saved from the Old Jerusalem, an hundred and forty and four thousand, Revelation 21:17.
However, the Lord did not want any reminder of the temple of the Old Jerusalem for the Jews polluted it. Therefore, the New Jerusalem had no temple, “for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it,” Revelation 21:22.
The garnishing for the foundations of the New Jerusalem also was a reminder from the Old Jerusalem, the precious stones of the Tabernacle, Revelation 21:19-20.
In closing, John ”saw a new heaven and a new earth” because the “first heaven and the first earth were passed away”. The Lord’s promise concerning Jerusalem is “forever” despite everything being new. Therefore, to honor His own Words the Lord provided a New Jerusalem.
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