The Gospel in Walls, Gates and Foundations

God’s City, the New Jerusalem will be a main feature of the coming new heaven and earth.  Is there a link between Eden and the New Jerusalem?  

  • God’s book of Genesis, the Beginning of this age mentions the Garden.  
  • God’s book of Revelation, the Beginning of the coming age mentions the New Jerusalem.   

The Holy Spirit inspired Scripture.  We find that, 

  • The Old Testament explains the Garden of Eden. 
  • The New Testament explains the New Jerusalem.    

There is a similarity between the Garden of Eden and the New Jerusalem: 

  • In the Garden of Eden God had fellowship with Adam and Eve in a sinless environment. 
  • In the New Jerusalem God will have fellowship with His people in a sinless environment.   

Could that indicate one of the links between the Old and the New Testaments?  In Revelation 21:9 an angel shows the apostle John the New Jerusalem.   As any city in ancient times, old Jerusalem had walls with gates.  The New Jerusalem is the same, 

‘It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates.  On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel [Old Testament].’  Revelation 21:12.  

Those walls also had foundations, 

‘The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb [New Testament].’  Revelation 21:14

Both the gates and the foundations are part of the wall.  So the Old Testament and the New Testament are part of the same eternal wall.  

With that information the Holy Spirit reveals, in a subtle way, that both the Old and the New Testaments form part of the ‘City of God.’ 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

2 thoughts on “The Gospel in Walls, Gates and Foundations”

  1. Interesting, I just read the following text from Rick Joyner.

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    Aug 25

    WEEK34

    Healing Our Land—Heritage Brief 34

    Rick Joyner

             The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that all of nature trends toward disorder and chaos unless acted upon by an outside intelligent source. Civilization also trends toward chaos without being steered by intelligent leadership. As we have already covered, Scripture reveals that such leadership is the result of the favor of God for the nations that seek Him. A vacuum of such leadership is the result of a nation departing from Him, failing to continue to walk in His ways. 

             In Revelation 3:20, we see Jesus standing at the door of His own church knocking to see if anyone will open to Him. This implies that in this age The Lord will not go where He is not invited, and will not stay where He is not wanted. He also promises prosperity and a hedge of protection around those who seek Him, but those who do not are like cities without walls, which at that time meant open to continual plunder and attacks. 

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