If you consider the vision The Lord has given me and letting us tie it up with scripture we refer to Zechariah 14.
If we look at the versus below we note that it is foretelling Christ's coming as the angelic light that shines from the EAST even onto the WEST as mentioned in Matthew 24:27. Notice the mountain of olives are all the resurrected heavenly host who cleave to the midst of the valley that runs from the EAST and towards the WEST. WHY?
In between the mountain of the redeemed and resurrected saints will be the GREAT VALLEY that runs from the east even onto the west that symbolises the Lord's presence amongst his people. Remember the central focus of worship is the altar of God's temple that Christ represents according to what we previously discussed in how this is God's measured heavenly court.
Notice also the mountain of congregated of all the host of heaven are parted, with half of then towards the NORTH and the other half towards the SOUTH which exactly depicts the vision The Lord gave me showing me castles upon castles on both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres as far as the eye could see, whilst I saw the powerful bearded man who is Christ standing from the EAST and looking towards the SOUTH.
The very Gret Valley representing Christ's presence is said to reach to AZAL. Since Zechariah was written during the Persian captivity, the word AZAL is in Persian and it means ETERNITY. So Christ's presence will reach onto eternity because he is the eternal God Alpha and Omega.
Also if you discern that in that heavenly realm it will not be dal or light or night or day as in the cycle of days according to Genesis One, for this in this heavenly angelic realm Christ is their supernatural light.
Also notice the living waters that emanate from Christ are given to the mountain of the heavenly hosts from Summer right up to Winter conveying that this heavenly realm is not dictated by the yearly cycle of seasons as according to Genesis One.
So the Heavenly New Jerusalem is not an earthly time based realm but a timeless eternal angelic heavenly realm where all the last Adams reside forever with Christ. This place is not spiritual as many want to advocate, but is more real than the realm we live in whilst we are in our Adam One bodies. Saint Paul describes it as the more permanent dwelling place (John 14:1-3).
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east,
and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west,
and there shall be a very great valley;
and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north,
and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains;
for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal:
yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake
in the days of Uzziah king of Judah:
and the Lord my God shall come,
and all the saints with thee.
And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord,
not day, nor night:
but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
And it shall be in that day,
that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem;
half of them toward the former sea,
and half of them toward the hinder sea:
in summer and in winter shall it be.
And the Lord shall be king over all the earth:
in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
If we now look towards Revelation of John:
As we note in the versus below that this New Jerusalem is not spiritual in the mind of one's figment of their greater imagination as the Liberalists want you to believe, nor is it an time based earthly manifestation as the Dispensationalists want you to believe, but as scripture clearly points out that it has no connection note correlation to the FIRST HEAVEN and the FIRST EARTH which is in harmony with the vision my Lord gave me and in the interpretation of Zechariah 14 described above.
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. And I 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.
You see again that Great Mountain to be the congregation of the Heavenly court of all the resurrected redeemed in Christ. This is not a spiritual metaphor nor is it earthly because it is a real and tangible heavenly city that descends out of heaven from God.
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,
This city again is measured and is real for all the measurements are according to the perfection of God and his election 144 symbolises the 12 x 12 of the twelve Disciples and the 12 Old Covenant elders forming the 24 Monarch elders spoken of in Revelation.
And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
The 12 colours of that Holy Heavenly city parallels my vision of the city that is arrayed beautifully like a colourful rainbow.
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, chrysolite; 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.
As I stated from the very onset the measured court is where the temple resides and the temple is Christ and those that are within the measurement of God are the redeemed and resurrected saints from the Time, Time and half a Time of Daniel's prophecy and the 1260 symbolic days to preach the gospel and call man people to faith in Christ before the time is up.
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.
Dear brother you will not obtain a better explanation from the Internet or professors in eschatology or theology for all knowledge, wisdom and understanding is from God and I as a servant of Christ and a SEER of God have shown and instructed you in truth in the way God has instructed me.
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September 22, 2012