The physical dimensions and shape of “New Jerusalem” are presented to show it is ready to be populated – Revelation 21:9-23

John caught a glimpse of “New Jerusalem descending from heaven,” but now, he sees it unveiled in all its glory. This next section concentrates on the city’s physical dimensions and shape.  Its enormous size staggers the human imagination, but sufficient room is necessary to contain the innumerable multitude destined to inhabit the “holy city.”

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Following the final judgment, John saw the “holy city, New Jerusalem” descending from heaven to the earthRevelation 21:1-8.

The next paragraph presents “New Jerusalem” to the reader and concludes the third literary division of the book. Having witnessed the destruction of “Babylon,” the “False Prophet,” the “beast,” and the “Dragon,” John received the vision of what awaits the faithful at the end of the age – “New Jerusalem descending from heaven to the earth.”

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The celebration of heaven over the “wedding” of the “Lamb” follows the destruction of “Babylon, the Great Harlot” Revelation 19:1-10.

Next, Revelation presents the celebration of “heaven” over the demise of the “Great City, Babylon.” A “great voice” of many people rings out in praise to God because He judged the “Great Harlot” that had seduced the “nations” and persecuted the “saints,” the “servants” of God. It is also the hour for the “marriage” of the “Lamb” to his bride, “New Jerusalem.”

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