“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev 21:2). The New Jerusalem is a new structure incomparable to any real estate currently existing in the universe. This city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God will not emerge for use until after the White Throne Judgment when the pollution of the heavens and earth would have been consigned to the lake of fire. The New Jerusalem will be positioned between the new heaven and the new earth. Designed to have twelve gates bearing the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, it is built on twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve original apostles, including Paul who replaced Judas Iscariot.
Mankind’s three eternal destinations are the New Jerusalem, the new earth and the lake of fire. “The New Jerusalem will be a cube, measuring 12,000 furlongs (approximately 1,500 miles) in length, breadth and height. Just taking the length and breadth measurements, we discover that this glorious eternal City is 2,250,000 square miles in one layer of mansions! Streets will rise up over streets 1,500 miles! Millions of intersecting layers of avenues are there. The New Jerusalem will easily contain billions of people – it is big enough for ALL who find the narrow way” (W. F. Kumuyi). The hope of every Christian should be to have a place in the New Jerusalem.