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Holy City Jerusalem (Revelation 21.9-11)

"One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, 'Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.' And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal." (Revelation 21.9-11)✞

Very Precious Jewel

EzekielThe angel carried John away in the Spirit to a high mountain. It was in this way that Ezekiel 40.2 also described his experience, "In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city." The word used for "light" is "phoster." The normal Greek word for "light" is "phos," and "phoster" is normally the word used in Genesis 1.14 in the Creation story. "And God said, β€œLet there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years." ✞

Light

Stained Glass of Jesus in eternal Light"Phos" is the word which describes the radiance over the holy city of Jerusalem. It is later clearly said that the Holy City needs no heavenly body like the sun or the moon to give it light, because God himself or the Lamb of God is its light.✞

"Holy City Jerusalem"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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