Posts Tagged ‘gates’

Let’s continue our study of the new Jerusalem on the new earth.

Revelation 21:12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.

In his vision, Apostle John saw a high wall around the new Jerusalem. A wall has always been to protect individuals on the inside. The new Jerusalem is the final home of believers and there is no more war, no more pain and no more suffering. There is no need for protection. There is no need for a wall. The wall is SYMBOLIC of security. Believers in Christ will never again be attacked. Also, the image of twelve angels at the twelve gates represents absolute security.

In addition, on the twelve gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. This is also symbolic. The foundation of our faith began with these twelve tribes. There is not twelve gates to enter the new Jerusalem. In reality, there is one way and one gate to heaven and to the new Jerusalem. It is to believe in Jesus Christ and receive the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 21:13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.

Also symbolic. This scripture denotes the collection of believers from all parts of the world. Believers shall come from the east, north, south and west. Believers will come from every nation and every land to live in the new Jerusalem forever and ever.

Thank you so much for studying. God bless.