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 the bride of Christ’s future residence with God.
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 harpazo.
From the description of New Jerusalem, it has:
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 [church] and the head [Christ] 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 here.
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 in scripture.
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 [capstone] and we are all the body [base] 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)
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, 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 Gospel in the Stars.
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 in glory?
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 how I think the measurements may apply.
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 Pyramid!
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 life.
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
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