CHAPTER 21 | Verses 8-14

Verse 8: “But the faint of heart that do not believe, the repulsive ones, murderers, harlots, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars, their portion shall be in the lake which burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”

They live with physical agony but also with emotional agony, as they live absent of God for all of eternity. We were created to be in fellowship with God.

Verse 9: “One of the seven angels who carried one of the seven bowls, full of the seven last plagues, spoke to me saying: ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’”

Prophetic truth is a call to repentance and holiness. This angel, who partook in the delivery of the wrath of God, teaches us about the relationship between the wrath of the God and the establishment of the Kingdom of God. There is a connection between the people of the Kingdom (bride) and the Kingdom itself (New Jerusalem).

Verse 10: “He led me, in the Spirit, to a great and high mountain. He showed me the Great City, the Holy City of Jerusalem, coming down from the heavens, from God.”


Verse 11: “And it had the glory of God, and light shone as a very precious stone, as a clear jasper stone, like crystal.”

One of the chief characteristics of the Kingdom of God is the manifestation of the glory of God. Likewise, the people of God are called to manifest the glory of God. If we are not manifesting the glory of God then we are not living in His will. The stones are not new – they appeared in the Torah, on the breastplate of decision (Exodus 28v15-21)

Verse 12: “To it there was a great and high wall with twelve gates. And upon the gates, twelve angels/messengers, and names were written upon them, which were the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.”

Walls speak of security. In this city there is no reason for fear. There will be perfect security. Twelve is a number that speaks of the people of God (the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve disciples).
In almost every generation we see an attempt to destroy the Jewish people. Satan knows that as long as Israel is not right with God the Kingdom will not be established (Matthew 23v37-39, Romans 11v25-32).

Verse 13: “Three gates were on the east, three gates were on the north, three gates were on the south and three gates were on the west.”

Verse 14: “The wall of the city had twelve foundations. And upon these twelve foundations were twelve names; for the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

The foundation of Israel is the apostle’s teachings. Until Israel accepts the teachings of the apostles there will be no security for Israel. Security comes only through Messiah Yeshua – who the apostles taught about. Lamb is synonymous with redemption (The definition of redemption: we will be His people and He will be our God).


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