New Jerusalem Series, #2: No Temple, Foundation, Walls, Gates, Street
"I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it." Revelation 21:22
Gates: Names of Israeli Tribes
Foundation: Names of Jesus' Apostles
The foundation, walls and streets:
"wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."
"The twelve gates were each one pearl and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."
The twelve apostles and twelve tribes of Israel are represented in the gates and foundations.
This should settle beyond any question the matter of the inclusion of Old Testament saints. Clearly believers of the present age, Israel and the saints of other ages, all make up the Church of Jesus Christ
who are the TWO WITNESSES.
Revelation 21 biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/21.htm
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7
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2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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