My Eternal Home
We are given some idea of what our eternal home will be like, but finite minds are unable to fathom its magnificent beauty: for we have no earthly home with which to compare it. Any multi-million house will pale in its majesty.
If my understanding is accurate, our final home will be New Jerusalem: because we are told that God will destroy the present heaven and earth. I believe the New Jerusalem will be my final home after the thousand years of Jesus reign on earth, battle of Armageddon, Satan’s doom, and the Great White Throne Judgment.
John tried to give a description of the New Jerusalem in chapter twenty-one of Revelation. He wrote that one of seven angels told him to come upon a great, high mountain, and he would show him the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God: for the first heaven and earth were passed away and there was no more sea. The New Jerusalem was adorned as a bride for her husband, and John heard the angel say the tabernacle of God is with men and He will abide with them.
The Holy city had the glory of God and her light was like a jasper stone, clear and crystal. The city had a great, high wall and it had twelve gates; at the twelve gates twelve angels with names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. There were three gates on the north, south, east, and west, and the wall of the city had twelve foundations with names of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
The city was laid out in a square, as long as it was wide, and it measured 12,000 stadia, or approximately 1,400 miles in length, and was as wide and high as long. The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, clear as glass. Its foundations were decorated with every sort of precious stone. And no temple will be necessary: because God and Jesus will be the Temple.
Father, my finite mind is not able to fully visualize such majestic beauty, but I thank You providing such a place for my eternal home, and Jesus, I thank You for preparing me a dwelling place there. Amen.