|Revelation Chapter 21
NY Study Group
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the 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.
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 shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 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,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
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:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
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.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
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;
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.
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.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
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.
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 honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
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.
|A NEW HEAVEN - A perfected state of
A NEW EARTH - A perfected integrated body.
NEW JERUSALEM - State of the evolved soul.
TABERNACLE OF GOD - Superconscious.
TWELVE GATES; TWELVE ANGELS; TWELVE TRIBES; TWELVE FOUNDATIONS - Twelve basic patterns of action.
THREE GATES TO A SIDE - Three dimensional; time, Space and motion.
FOURSQUARE - Perfection in three dimensions.
MEASURE OF A MAN; MEASURE OF AN ANGEL - 144 perfect units (Man now in a state of complete superconsciousness.)
TWELVE APOSTLES - Twelve active principles of same.
12,000 FURLONGS - Measurement of perfection.
144 CUBITS - Perfected man angel-spiritual pattern.
TWELVE PRECIOUS STONES - Twelve fruits of active principles of twelve basic patterns.
1. John envisions a perfected state of consciousness and a regenerated body with the elimination of all unstable emotional behavor.
2. As a result of these conditions, the completed fulfilled soul record of Man moves into place containing all the riches of earthly experience in presentable order.
3. It is explained that the Divine touches Man at the level of the superconscious in indissoluble union with man. (In a collective sense, as well as individual.)
4. In the new state, an end is brought to the "abrasion" of natural experience in the world. The formed conditions have passed.
5. The Collective Superconscious calls attention to his powers for regeneration and bids John record the fact. The Superconscious is custodian of all Supply and when an individual establishes self control, supply control will be restored to him.
8. The fearful, the unbelieving, the impostors, etc., do not experience this since they have cut themselves off.
9. The OVERSELF, speaking on the level of the pituitary, offers to explain John's relationship to himself.
10. The soul record of Man is reviewed which contains twelve basic human patterns in terms of recorded time, Space and motion.
15., 17. Its perfection is gauged according to the standard always carried within the Superconscious - OVERSELF, and the attributes listed which symbolize man's perfected experience in the world.
22., 27. Man's mind at this point is now divine in the perfection of control and is free of outside limitation.