Imagine how amazing, astonishing, and awe-striking the new Jerusalem (a.k.a. heaven) will be. Picture this: it is about 1,400 miles long and as long as it is wide. That’s about how long it is from Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX.
Click here to see a map of the New Jerusalem.
The city is also as tall as it is long and wide ([Roughly] 1,400 miles tall!).
Click here to see a just how tall the wall is (special credit to my brother, Brock, for making this one).
The wall is about 200 feet thick! About two-thirds of a football field.
The walls are made of jasper, which is about as strong as a hardened steel file. The foundations of the wall are decorated with every kind of precious stone. The twelve gates are made of pearls, each gate is one pearl. Amazing, right? But that’s just the walls!
The city is made of pure gold. The city has no temple, for God is the temple. There is no sun or moon, for God illuminates the city. The gates are always opened, but nothing impure will ever enter the city. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter. In the center of the great street of the city lies the River of the Water of Life, as clear as crystal. On each side of the river stands the tree of life.
Yes, it’s great what there will be, but it’s also great what there won’t be: there will not be any curses, pain, suffering, lies, deceit, bloodshed, nor death. Also, there won’t be any hungry children, moldy food, weight-loss programs, bullies, politicians (good riddance), video games (you heard me), or MP3 players (the angels and we are going to make the music).
You know the best part? Being in the Lamb’s Book of Life is a one-way ticket to an awesome resort (that’s not the best part). You get to stay there forever (that’s not the best part, either). The best part: you get to be with God! No more sin separating you from Him! Now that’s a reason to be excited; that’s a reason to thank God. That’s a reason to shout at the top of your lungs, a reason to go out and live like Christ.