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July 15, 2015

STREET OF GOLD

by Leslie John

STREET OF GOLD

Leslie M. John

“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass ” (Revelation 21:21)

In this secular world we see the importance of gold. What if we who are common people in this world can tread on a street of gold, and live in a city made of the most precious metals?

Bible speaks of such precious metals, which even common man tread on, and live in a city made of most precious metals. Revelation chapter 21 presents the most beautiful city and the inhabitants there in.

John saw in his vision the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared for a bride, who was adorned for her husband. The description is great. Who is this bride? Bible speaks of the bride as the Church/Assembly constituting the believers in Christ, the saved ones. The bride is adorned waiting for her husband to come and here is the chaste virgin, adorned waiting for the New Jerusalem.

The tabernacle is referred to in the Old Testament, as the sacred tent into which God came and dwelt. Here in this chapter John saw God himself coming down and dwelling among his people, who will be his people, and he will be their God, who will wipe away all their tears, and there will be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, no more pain, because all the old things have passed away by then.

It is the new heaven where the Assembly/Church, constituting the saved ones, which is his bride, will dwell.

Isaiah 65:17 presents the prophecy about the new heavens and a new earth that will be created and about the former earth and heaven which will pass away and will not be remembered.

In Revelation 21:1 we read that city, which is beautiful and which has no sea, but only the inhabitants, who are always happy and without any sufferings. Rev 21: 18 “And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass”

Our savior Jesus Christ has undergone severe pain when men pierced sword in to his body and beat him.  He was crowned with a crown of thorns and blood and water gushed forth from the side of his body. It is through that blood of Jesus Christ that we are saved.  He suffered on the cross of Calvary that so that we may have eternal life. It is through the shedding of his precious blood that our sins are cleansed and through that blood our filth is cleaned and we are clear as crystal.  That city of precious metals is prepared for us.”

But for those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, there is another place designated and it is the lake of fire, as we read in Rev. 21: 8. It is described as the “lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second

And I saw no temple in it: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God is its light, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Revelation 21:22-23)b

Our savior Jesus Christ has undergone severe pain when men pierced sword in to his body and beat him.  He was crowned with a crown of thorns and blood and water gushed forth from the side of his body. It is through that blood of Jesus Christ that we are saved.  He suffered on the cross of Calvary that so that we may have eternal life. It is through the shedding of his precious blood that our sins are cleansed and through that blood our filth is cleaned and we are clear as crystal.  That city of precious metals is prepared for us.”

But for those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, there is another place designated and it is the lake of fire, as we read in Rev. 21: 8. It is described as the “lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”. (Revelation 20:15)

And I saw no temple in it: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God is its light, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Revelation 21:22-23)

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