New Jerusalem is only mentioned a few times in scripture directly, but
I believe it is indirectly referred to several more times, all speaking
of the same place. Unlike the earth-based Jerusalem this city of God will
exist for eternity, surviving the destruction of this current heaven and
earth to exist for eternity in the new heavens and on the new earth. The
direct mention of New Jerusalem comes at the end of scripture, looking to
of Christ’s future residence with God.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,
and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my
God, and the name of the city of my God, which
is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God:
and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation 21:2-3; 9-27
John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice
out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and
he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself
shall be with them, and be their God.
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. 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,
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious,
even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And
had a 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.
And the wall of the city had twelve
foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of
the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure
the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 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. 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. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper:
and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations
of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.
The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a
chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 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. 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. And I saw no temple therein: 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 did lighten
it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which
are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth
do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not
be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall
bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in
no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh
abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s
book of life.
According to scripture, it is the home of the
bride of Christ.
I believe it is the “Father’s house
with many mansions” that Christ was referring to in John 14:1-4.
And for another great related study, read
Lost In Translation: Rediscovering the Hebrew Roots to Our Faith to
see just how the Hebrew marriage customs foreshadow the events of Christ’s
payment for His bride, preparation of our future residence and return to
gather His bride in the
ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the
saints, and of the household of God; And are
built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto
an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded
together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
From the description of New Jerusalem, it has:
- 12 Gates = 12 Tribes of Israel
- 12 Foundations = 12 Apostles
the wall of the city
[New Jerusalem] had twelve foundations,
and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
1 Corinthians 3:10,11
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise
masterbuilder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take
heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other
foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
- 12,000 Furlongs = ~ 1,500 miles (Keep in mind that at the time New
Jerusalem will be on the earth and no longer in heaven, that the current
heavens and earth will have been destroyed and we will be living on
the new earth. Revelation 21:1-3 I’m unaware of any indicators
of how large the new earth will be, but to give an idea of
the scope of the size of New Jerusalem, here is what 1,500 miles looks
like overlaid in the Middle East. Keep in mind too that the height is
1,500 miles as well.)
Is New Jerusalem The Bride of Christ?
We saw in Revelation that New Jerusalem was referred to as being “prepared
as a bride adorned for her husband.” Moreover when John is
told he will be shown the bride, the Lamb’s wife, he is shown New
Jerusalem. Its construction is then further described in detail. This has
led some people to believe that the city New Jerusalem is
the bride of Christ.
There is a good reason why many associate New Jerusalem with the bride,
they are linked in many ways. New Jerusalem is the Father’s house
with many mansions that Yeshua is preparing for us right now and in which
we reside with Christ and the Father forever! (John 14:1-3) The wife and
husband become one in marriage, just as the body
and the head are joined at the marriage
of the Lamb. I believe scripture is pretty clear that the bride of Christ
is not a city, but rather the creation that God loves and redeemed. I explain
why I don’t believe the city is the bride in greater detail
Is New Jerusalem A Pyramid?
I started thinking about this a while back after hearing Chuck Missler
refer to the bottomless pit as being the center of the earth because the
center of the earth is the one place where there is no bottom, everywhere
is up. This is similar to riddle posing the question, “where is the
one place where every direction is South?”
The description of New Jerusalem states that “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.” This had always come to my mind as being
a giant cube before, but a thought came to me that Christ is the chief cornerstone
that the builders rejected. [Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17]
The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first
stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all
other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the
position of the entire structure. It seemed to me that the chief cornerstone
would be where all corners met. In a cube this doesn’t really fit,
but if the top four corners were to all meet at the same place, the shape
would change from a cube to a pyramid, yet keeping all the dimensions given
Relating back to Christ being the chief cornerstone, notice in a pyramid
shape that the capstone consists of four corners all meeting in one place,
the top. That would make Him the capstone of the pyramid shape. Relate that
to the body of Christ. He is the head
and we are all the body of the pyramid.
I later watched The Pillar of Enoch, now titled
The Great Pyramid - Lost Legend of Enoch. It presented several
intriguing questions and answered them from scripture and archeological
evidence discounting the commonly accepted views on who built the Great
Pyramid and why. Is the Great Pyramid in Giza an altar to the LORD? Is it
in the same shape as New Jerusalem? Did Enoch get the plans from God and
Methuselah build it? Is that why the flood wouldn’t come until Methuselah
had died, because he was responsible for the building of the altar to the
Lord that would survive the flood? “You
have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day…”
- Jeremiah 32:20 (NKJV)
In that day shall
there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and
a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign
and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they
shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send
them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
The above passage of Scripture indicates that Yahweh placed “signs
and wonders” in Egypt that existed in the prophet Jeremiah’s
day. The Hebrew word translated as “signs” in this Scripture
is “oth,” which can refer to a sign or signal, as in a flag,
beacon, or monument. Interestingly, “oth” can also refer to
an omen, or portent of the future. This same word was used in Genesis
1:15 to describe the purpose of the lights God fixed in the heavens above
the Earth. These lights are the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, and stars surrounding
our Earth. All of these celestial bodies are connected to the Mazzeroth,
or Zodiac, and all have spiritual and prophetic meanings. These signs and
wonders in Egypt were therefore also likely tied in some way to Sacred Astronomy.
Likewise, they were probably meant to shed light on the nature of God, and
the future of mankind using the same symbolism that is found in the
in the Stars.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
tour of the Great Pyramid - Some great research and data on the Great
Pyramid and why it stands out from any other. Some teasers:
- Originally it was to have a solid gold capstone that was a scale
model of the pyramid itself. It was never placed because the builders
rejected it. Only on a pyramid can a capstone also be the head of the
corner. (Psalm 118:22 and Matthew 21:42)
- It’s different from all the other pyramids in Egypt. For one
thing it’s made of stone, not bricks, and
only one not solid.
- The Great Pyramid never served as a tomb.
- It faces due North more accurately than we can position buildings
today so that each side faces the four cardinal points of the compass.
Its shadow predicted equinoxes and solstices.
- Why, if everything the Egyptians built was based on the Egyptian
Cubit was the Great Pyramid of Giza based on the Hebrew Sacred Cubit?
There’s only one answer, the Egyptians didn’t design the
Great Pyramid of Giza.
If indeed the great pyramid in Giza is the altar to the Lord in Egypt
as the Bible says, then I find it interesting that
the capstone of the pyramid was never finished.
If that truly represents New Jerusalem, then the chief cornerstone would
be the capstone, the one place where all corners meet, the singularity which
is Christ who we all must go through to enter heaven. Perhaps the capstone
will be placed on it after the marriage of the Lamb, when Christ returns
The only way to go to heaven, above the pyramid, is through the cornerstone,
Christ. He is the singularity - the door - to the Father and heaven.
This puts all things under Christ, who is our cornerstone. All we know is
that the length, breadth, and height are all the same. That can still be
a pyramid shape. And the pyramid is the only time you have a chief cornerstone
because a cube would have eight identical cornerstones. Here’s some
other sites I found in my search for Truth. I really think there’s
something to this. It resonates well with scripture. Here’s how I
think the measurements may apply.
The Chronology of the Pyramid
The Great Pyramid has been called “the Bible in stone” because
its passage systems reveal geometrically, in line and symbol, the same profound
spiritual truths and plan of salvation specific to the Bible, as will be
seen as this study unfolds. And just as there are time prophecies of significance
in the Bible, the Pyramid’s silent geometry reveals a remarkable chronography,
prophetic time in stone. The challenge to deciphering the prophetic scale
is deciphering what measure of length equals what measure of time. The key
to this scale is given in the Pyramid, in the upper horizontal passage system’s
first ante-chamber, in what is known as “Enoch’s circle.”
Enoch was translated when he was 365 years old. A circle is a symbol of
eternity and Enoch thus “entered eternity” at 365. The circle
formed in that first antechamber, defined by the floor and the two hanging
walls measures 365.25 inches.
The Pyramid speaks with geometry, not words
While being the oldest structure on the face of the earth, the Great
Pyramid is the most accurately oriented, being laid out almost exactly due
north, south, east, and west. Modern man’s best effort, the Paris
Observatory, is six minutes of a degree off true north. The Great Pyramid
is only three minutes deviant and E. Raymond Capt claims that is due mainly
to subsidence. Many architects and engineers who have studied the Pyramid’s
structure contend that, with all our vaunted technological prowess, we could
not build the structure today.
The Pyramid is at the earth’s center
Gematria is the science of finding meaning in the numerical value of
words. In the Hebrew language each individual letter has a numerical value.
Thus every word has the numerical value of the sum of the value of its letters.
If one adds up the numerical value of all the Hebrew characters in the Great
Pyramid text the value is 5449. This is the height in inches of the Great
The ancient Egyptians called it the “Pillar of Enoch.” Enoch’s “fingerprint’s”
are all over it. Did you ever wonder why Enoch lived 365 years? The same
number of days in our solar year. More precisely if you go to the Apocryphal
book of Enoch, he lived 365 years 88 days and 9 hours. Or 365.242 years.
You see, God had it planned that way. He made Enoch live the exact length
of our solar year and then he took him. But Where? Normally you could express
someone’s life from birth to death with a straight line. But with
Enoch you can’t. His line would be a circle and if you take 365.242
years and reduced them to sacred inches you get the Enoch circle. This same
circle can be measured in the Anti-chamber within the King’s chamber
complex. It is a “Map” room that gives you the key to interpreting
the whole message in the Pyramid. One inch equals one year, as in Enoch’s
And Enoch lived
sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God
after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And
Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
By faith Enoch was
taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because
God had taken him;” for before he was taken he had this testimony,
that he pleased God.
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold,
the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment
on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly
deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh
things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
We first learn of Enoch in Genesis 5 but it leaves us with questions.
Hebrews 11 has the answers and Jude quotes Enoch! How did Jude come to know
the words of Enoch? They are not in the Bible. The answer of course, is
The Book of Enoch. A book which is actually quoted by Jude in the New Testament.
What is the
Book of Enoch and where did it come from?
1 Peter 2:3-10
If so be ye have
tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone,
disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also,
as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,
to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,
Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone,
elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
Unto you therefore which believe he is precious:
but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and
a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient:
whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should
show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into
his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now
the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations
of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid
the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line
upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the
sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the
womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set
bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
I shall not die,
but live, and declare the works of the LORD. The LORD hath chastened
me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. Open to me the gates
of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: This
gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise
thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
The stone which the builders refused is become
the head stone of the corner.
This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is
the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we
at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall
not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood
have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith
the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried
stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth
shall not make haste. Judgment
also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the
hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow
the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled,
and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge
shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Then Peter, filled
with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders
of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent
man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to
all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this
man stand here before you whole. This is the
stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head
of the corner. Neither
is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under
heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.