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The Descent Of New Jerusalem

Repeating the previous exercise I include the verses.

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch21:v1- ch22:v6
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 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.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Rev 21:9 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 show thee the bride, the Lamb 's wife.
Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Rev 21:12 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:
Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Rev 21:16 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.
Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Rev 21:19 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;
Rev 21:20 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.
Rev 21:21 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.
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
Rev 21:23 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.
Rev 21:24 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 honor into it.
Rev 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Rev 21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
Rev 21:27 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.
Rev 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.
Rev 22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

Again there is nothing in the text to state that the elect lose their inheritance within the wrath.

The sequence does not continue forever in the text (only covering the arrival of the saints rather than the duration) although it will: John gives a description of the city of the elect - as a bride prepared for her husband - a stark contrast to the fidelity of the woman riding the beast.

The sealed are shown not as merely being on earth during the tribulation (The high mountain "philadelphia" to which John was taken to view the descent.) there have been some sealed since the time of the apostles, (the foundation of the city and its measurement show this - along with the length of 144 cubits, representative with the stature of the least (the angel of the church) as then made a pillar in the temple of God.) Thus the inheritance of the saints does not begin with the start of the wrath - although the sealing must be completed before the wrath arrives, we could properly assume from the text. (Because no "green thing" (singleton in the earth) is to be hurt in tribulation before the sealed are completed.)

We may place the sealing of the elect in alignment to the woman with the crown of twelve stars - (at the election of Israel), and the covenant of God with Israel from patriarchs to body of Christ. Thus the inheritance and this final segue pre-dates the period of the church and is as distinct as the woman with the 12 stars. However, the woman is tested sorely - and the bride of Christ is selected strictly from her number.

So our picture of the three "segues" end to end has no determinable start or finish: and the only thing in the middle - comprised of the trumpets (and yet before the wrath within which comfort of election is made sure) is the final fall of Babylon - the great falling away. We know this must occur first before antichrist is revealed: But that occurred in the seals (first sequence of segue) and only tribulation remains in the second segue as the "hour of temptation" - within which those that have a greater love for the truth (than their love of fellowship with tares) are tried and tempted. The great tribulation proper occurs alongside the wrath with the battle of armageddon. That battle occurs in full swing as the elect are tested very sorely, against those whom deem themselves more worthy of eternal life than those that truly have it.

God's doors are always open if you would be elect. If you can stand to testing through a life that is not fair, then you will know God's comfort if you turn to Him on His terms and recognise His authority as totally absolute. The inheritance of the saints is for all (complete) healing and rest - this world has nothing it can do after it has finished battering its children, and the flock of the Lord will forever be saved.


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