And the city lieth fou rsquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. (Rev 21:16-17)
The Meaning of Colors symbolizing the 12 foundations of the wall of the Holy City
(Rev 21:19-20) 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundations was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
(Rev 4:3) 3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Here, jasper stone, which symbolizes God, is blue and sardine stone, which symbolizes Jesus, is red while emerald, which symbolizes the Holy Spirit, is green. Altogether, these colors correspond to the three primary colors of light, which are blue, red and green (abbreviated as R.G. B.).
The three primary colors of light discovered by Isaac Newton who was a scientist of England (1642-1727) can be understood as three distinct colors and as they come together and become the unrecognizable sunlight (white light), the Trinity phenomenon takes place. Through this, God symbolically shows us that He is indeed in the same appearance as the light. Also, the three primary colors of light can make 12 colors, furthermore millions of different colors
God’s priests of the Holy City
Also, God’s priests of the Holy City represent the brides who are the wives to be married with Jesus as follows (Rev 21:9-10/Rev 22:17) and the structure is symbolized by the bridal community of Jesus, which is God’s human network of the Holy City consisted of members of the symbiotic community of promise (Rev 19:8-9) who participate in the marriage party with Jesus which is the ceremony of the first resurrection.
They are the chosen people by Jesus in the end times.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
(Rev 21:17) 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
14. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
1. In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God.” (Rev 19:9)
The walls of the Holy City symbolized as the new Jerusalem are expressed by the number of the servants and people of God who are in the ranks of eternal salvation in Revelation. 12X12 is 144, which forms a wall, and when these 12 forms 1,000 (10X10X10), it becomes 12,000 (12X1,000) and if these 12,000 becomes 12,000 X 12,000 X 12,000, which represents the length, width and height of the Holy City, the overall appearance of the Holy City and the number of its people begin to show.
Also the walls of the Holy City symbolized are expressed by the recipients of Revelation, “the servants of God” (Rev 1:1) who are the brides of Jesus. 144 (12X12), which is a wall founded upon 12 partnering disciples, symbolizes the fulfillment of constructing a wall of the Holy City completed by the general priests of God, and one high priest is appointed for each wall. A group of 144 people is the basic unit to form God’s priests.
Here, 144 are the number of people with guardian angels, who are the number that God counts (Ps 147:2-5).
Also, when the number 144 is combined with the number 1,000 (10X10X10), (144 X 1,000=144,000), which symbolizes the highest position attained by the work of the Trinity God, total 144,000 couples, which is the number of God’s high priests of the Holy City and knowing the mysteries of these numbers is the shortcut to recognize the structure of the Holy City as follows.
Structure of the Holy City
(1 Co 15:41-44) 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Glory of the Sun: A (High priests) Glory of the Moon: B (General priests) Glory of the stars: C (People I) + D (People II) (1 Co 15:41-44)
A+B+C+D: the total number of people able to get into the Holy City (12,000X12,000X12,000=1,728,000,000,000 people) (Rev 21:16-17)
Types of Resurrection (Holy Body = Spiritual Body)
-The numbed-red people who are called and chosen
Resurrected as a holy body in the third heaven, and resurrected as those who achieve the salvation of the holy body at the same time of physical death on earth
Participants of the first resurrection as God’s priests (Rev 19:7-8/Rev 20:6)
Resurrected as a holy body on earth without
experience of death
Jesus’ soldiers during the second coming of Jesus – participate in the first resurrection as God’s priests (Rev 19:14)
Resurrected after a reign of a thousand years – a great multitude wearing white robs that no one could count
Resurrected after the reign of a thousand years by the righteous spirits that remained (Rev 20:5/Rev 7:13-14)
– the second resurrection as a holy body
the judgment of the white throne
– judgment after resurrection
Resurrection of being written in the book of life during the judgment and participating in the eternal life – the third resurrection as a holy body
Resurrection of the wicked finally thrown into the lake of fire during the judgment – the second death
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A+B: Priests of God and Christ participating in the first resurrection (Rev 20:6)
C: Those who wear the white robes and cannot participate in the first resurrection – resurrected after a thousand-year reign (Rev 7:13-14/Rev 20:5)
D: People written in the book of life during the judgment of the white throne – resurrected at the judgment (Rev 20:11-15)
A Glory of the Sun
B Glory of the Moon
C Glory of the Stars
D Glory of the Stars
144,000 couples= 288,800 people
144,000 X 144 couples = 20,736,000 couples= 41,472,000 people
144,000 couples + 20,736,000 couples = 20,880,000 couples = 41,760,000 people
1,728,000,000,000 – 41,760,000= 1,727,958,240,000 people
– In Revelation Chapter 11, it is the number that adds 20,880,000, which is the number of those achieved in the third heaven according to the time when the seventh trumpet is blown, and another 20,880,000, those newly achieved on the earth. (Rev 11:15/Rev 10:7/1 Co 15:51-54/2 Co 5:1-5)
People I + People II – Only the total number of 1,727,958,240,000 people may enter the Holy City (A+B+C+D)- (A+B) =C+D (Rev 20:5/Rev 20:11-15)
– The total number of people 1,728,000,000,000 12,000X12,000X12,000=1,728,000,000,000 “And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.”
The Priests of God and Christ, who are numbered and will participate in the first resurrection (A+ B),
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Rev 20:6)
1) First 20,880,000 priests of God are the numbers of those who achieved the salvation of the whole, holy body in the third heaven according to the time when the seventh trumpet is blown.
They are those who will participate in the first resurrection and set a significant mark of new progress in the history of mankind with a holy body (1 Co 15:44-54), which is the form of the one who belongs to heaven, in the Third Heaven which is Paradise (2 Co 12:1-4/Lk 23:43) at the same time when the seventh trumpet is blown.
(Rev 6:9-11) 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow Servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
(Rev 10:7) 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
(1 Co 15:51-54) 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
2) And some of another 20,880,000 priests of God are the numbers of those who will newly achieve the salvation of the whole, holy body as the brides of Jesus at the same time of physical death (2 Co 5:1-5) on the earth after the seventh trumpet is blown.
Also, others of them are God’s priests as the brides of Jesus on earth when Jesus Christ comes back again to earth, who will not face death but rather get to put on holy bodies at once up to numbered 20,880,000 priests of God.
Since the salvation of the whole, holy body that reaches the first resurrection bears fruit by joining in the kingdom of Christ in the end times, each believer will become a servant of the Lord, who is the kingdom of the Lord and the priests that are like kings. This is achieved according to the journey of the religious world that constitutes the bride’s community of Jesus Christ. (Rev 11:15/Rev 10:7/1 Co 15:51-54/2 Co 5:1-5)
“The mystery of the seventh trumpet”
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Rev 11:15)
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so, all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, there shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” (Ro 11:25-27)
Therefore, the brides of Jesus which die in the Lord (Rev 14:13) experience an instantaneous transference of dimensions through which the tabernacle, which is a protective shield in this life, is stripped away and instead takes on the holy body which is the spiritual body (1 Co 15:44-54), symbolizing an eternal dwelling place, from the third heaven and proceeds to the step of the everlasting life. He or she will never see death and taste of death. (Jn 8:51-52/Jn11:25-26)
This is the special blessing for the brides of Jesus in the end times after appearance of the Kingdom of Christ following the time when the world changes into the kingdom of our Lord and Christ since the day when the seventh angel sounds his trumpet. (Rev 11:15/Rev10:7/1 Co 15:51-54)
Thus, the Holy Spirit has been given as an assurance in order for us to achieve this holy body of eternal life (2 Co 5:5).
(2 Co 5:1-5) 1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
(Jn 8:51-54) 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death. 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
(Php 3:20-21) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 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:
That is, from this date when the final trumpet sounds as Paul the prophet declares, at the same time, when the kingdom of our Lord and Christ opens, the priests of God in the third heaven whose souls have been saved by Him put on holy bodies all at once, being re-born in bodies of everlasting life. When they face physical death, God’s priests on earth also put on holy bodies, which are the dwelling place that Jesus has kept in store for them.
When Jesus Christ comes back again to earth, God’s priests who are the brides of Jesus on earth will not face death but rather get to put on holy bodies up to numbered 20,880,000 priests of God, wearing fine linen as the army of heaven on white horses (angels) and following Jesus Christ (Rev 19:14). That’s the rapture as follows. (Ac 1:8-11)
(1Th 4:13-18) 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
(Ac 1:8-9) 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
(Rev 19:14) 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Especially, Revelation 21:8 and 22:15 describe in detail about the people who are hurt of the second death because they cannot go into the Holy City. Further comparisons and analyses are as follows.
(Rev 21:8) 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
(Rev 22:15) 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Those who are hurt of the second death because they cannot dwell in the Holy City
|The fearful 2) The unbelieving 3) The abominable
|Dogs (Ignorant Ministers) “They are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his quarter.” (Isa 56:11)
|4) The murderers
|5) The whoremongers
|6) The sorcerers
|7) The idolaters
|8) The liars
|Those who love and make a lie
However, for the brides of Jesus who overcome the synagogue of Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, in Revelation 21:7, God says that those who overcome the temptations of Satan will receive eternal life as the inheritance through the life water. He also declares, “I will be his God and he will be my son.”
Here, the blood of the Lamb symbolizes that, thanks to Jesus shedding his precious blood for all people on the cross, many brothers and sisters born again as the holy kingdom and priests of God become witnesses of Jesus Christ, faithfully fulfilling and carrying out the spirit of redemption and ultimately being victorious against the evil ones who belong to Satan. (Rev 1:5-6/1 Pe 2:9)
(Ps 107:2-9) 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
(Heb 11:14-16) 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence, they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city
(Rev 20:15) 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
(Rev 21:27) 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, either whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
(Isa 35:5-10) 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wildness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. 7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the way faring men, though fools, shall not err therein. 9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(Mt 24:45-51) 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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