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New Jerusalem

By

Bill West

Note: The author of this work believes without reservation, that the King James Bible is more than just a priceless work of literary art, which it is. But it is has indeed been preserved without error by God's providence as an infallible book that the common man in the English speaking world can hold and own, and the light it can give rest entirely on that man's faith in it and its Author. And all those who believe otherwise have either been duped, have an unclean motive, are just ignorant or see no issue of importance in having God's word readily available in an infallible form. No amount of linguist ability can give any extra light if there is doubt to its content, the Holy Spirit will not honour anyone that want to subject this English Bible to an inferior position
 

 

 

Heaven


Very few of us would move to afar country without investigating its properties and yet, Christians as a whole know not the revealed wonders of heaven. So, how can a Christian be heavenly-minded without knowing the composition of heaven? Now when we speak of heaven we are speaking of the 3rd heaven  2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

1Ki 10:7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen [it]: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard
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A.

It is northward. And if so, then God at the judgement of the nations will face south with the redeemed on his right (west) and the dammed on his left (east Matt 25:30-41).

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Psalms 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.


Psalms 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.


B.

In heaven there is the original tabernacle with all its furniture and the mercy seat, for Moses did not build the original, but was told to build it according to the pattern (fashion) that he was shown.
Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Hebrews 9:18-25 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Ex.25: 9, Exodus 25:9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

 Exodus 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Numbers 8:4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

And if you would take the time to study you will find that the heavenly mercy seat was sprinkled also with the blood of our Saviour, thereby making the pattern and figure complete. For God shed his blood and purchased the church and Jesus through the eternal Spirit did this-- for a High Priest must offer blood!  Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Heb.9: 14-28; 10:10-21)

This he did once and once only (this fact alone makes the mass a blasphemous doctrine at best).



C.

There are creatures that dwell in heaven other than saints

Cherubim  Ezekiel 11:22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

 They are called beasts Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Seraphim Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Angels  Psalms 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Archangels  Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

 Horses  with chariots of fire.2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

There is that holy city, we call New Jerusalem, and in it are mansions. It would be quite fair if the translators, who would have John 14 say rooms rather than mansions, then we would have a project filled with small rooms just for them. (Is it not odd that the Master Architect of all these heavenly splendours had a carpenter as a stepfather)? The walls of the City are built upon twelve foundations one of jasper and other precious stones. Its streets are of transparent and purest gold. There is no pearly gate, but twelve gates of pearl.
Rev 21: 10-23).

The size of this city is 1500 miles x 1500 miles x 1500 miles, with walls 144 cubits high.



D.

You will be known by all the saints of every dispensation
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.. You will have the mind of Christ and will therefore agree with all his judgements, for the carnal mind is gone.

At the Great White Throne when past kinfolk are placed in to the Lake Of Fire, your response will be 'shall not The Judge of All the Earth do right'.

 Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

If you think this is far-fetched read what God instructed Aaron to do over the death of his sons. Leviticus 10:1-7 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said. And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled. And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

In time to come when this corruption puts on incorruption you will have a body like unto the Lord and to the angels of heaven itself .
Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Just think when you come back to this rebellious world to put down the enemies of our Lord, you will be riding a horse with out a space suit.



E.

But the greatest of all wonders is to fall down at the Captain’s feet and tell our wonderful Saviour just how much you love him. There are so many other wonders in Heaven that could be spoken of but I must keep this devotional short. But to appreciate the wonders of heaven, do a study of the horrors of hell.

1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


 

New Jerusalem

Northward above this tear filled sphere beyond skies of blue

Each passing star brings heaven closer into view

Wide swing those gates of pearl my abode at last I see

 

Jasper walls and streets of gold where captives are set free

Enter above the crystal sea composed of precious things

Rejoice with the saints of old and hear our voices sing

Unto the Lamb unto the Lamb O’ worthy is our King

Salvation he has brought us glory to his name

Angels and cherubs hear us sing but they never see

Love we feel toward our Saviour who died upon that tree

Each saint has laid his crown at the feet of our wondrous Head

Millenniums of praises can ne’er repay those precious drops of red

 

If you are not 100% sure that you are going to Heaven when you die, enter in at the the door:
 

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 

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