ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 492


inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those
who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the
fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Then one of the seven angels who held the seven bowls containing the
seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come with me! I will show you
the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
So he took me in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and he showed me
the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. It shone with
the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone—like jasper as clear
as crystal. The city wall was broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by
twelve angels. And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written
on the gates. There were three gates on each side—east, north, south, and
west. The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were
written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The angel who talked to me held in his hand a gold measuring stick to
measure the city, its gates, and its wall. When he measured it, he found it
was a square, as wide as it was long. In fact, its length and width and height
were each 1,400 miles. Then he measured the walls and found them to be
216 feet thick (according to the human standard used by the angel).
The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass.
The wall of the city was built on foundation stones inlaid with twelve precious stones: the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the
fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl!
And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass.
I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
are its temple. And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of
God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. The nations will walk
in its light, and the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory.
Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night
there. And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city.
Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful
idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the
Lamb’s Book of Life.

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