The city of New Jerusalem comes into view in *Revelation 21:2- And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven,… It is described as being adorned like a bride with many precious jewels. Its dimensions are enormous, approximately 1400 miles along each of the four sides making up its shape. It is also the same height. There is mathematical formulation available showing that there would at least be enough room inside to contain the entire surface area of the Earth approximately 89 times. Notice how it doesn’t say that it ever actually comes to the surface of the Earth. If it were to do so it would completely cover Israel and surrounding countries. One estimate I have seen purports a square hole would need to be dug in this 1400 mile footprint with the center being nearly 70 miles deep in the middle to accommodate the city so its outer edges would be on level ground due to the curvature of the Earth. So if it doesn’t come down to the Earth it must remain above! How can this be?
The size of New Jerusalem is demonstrated.
First we will look at its make-up and structure. It must be made of something that can be suspended in the Earth’s outer magnetic field which will likely be captured in the ring of ultra-fine debris left over from the impact of the asteroid from *Revelation 8. But the perfect material for this building is something like Pyrolitic Graphite. It is repelled by magnetic fields and “floats’ upon them as seen in common table top demonstrations. The twelve foundations are not likely to form an exact cube. They should be more closely configured to conform to what is seen in the spiral design permeating all of nature and in space itself. The layers would need to be stacked in an offset fashion. Each corner thus pointing to a different position on the face of a clock, for illustrative purposes. The gates made of pearl can be seen in the middle of the bottom where their segments meet together. This spiral design itself may play a part in directing the flow of the currents generated by its motion through a ring of fine material around the planet like someone constantly moving their hand on a surface that makes it build up a charge.
Twelve “gates” cut from pearl.
New Jerusalem with 12 “Pearly Gates” in center seen passing directly overhead.
Artist’s view of the city with the spiral appearance found in all God’s creation while maintaining all characteristics in scripture.
There is a good model for this already in our solar system as already alluded to in an image below. The travel of the tiny moon named Io around the planet Jupiter is understood to be acting like a device called a mono-polar motor. It is therefore a virtually self-sustaining generator in perpetual motion. This is what would power the inner magnetic forces of the new world on Earth. New Jerusalem will be the source of the inner power of our planet. It may even be strong enough to provide electricity to homes everywhere as once envisioned by Nikola Tesla as being possible, only he never imagined such a scale of energetic input from outside the Earth. The generated energy as illustrated in the example of Jupiter and its moon Io would be directed into the Earth as has been acknowledged to happen there. This would provide the boosted internal magnetic field of the New World while the ring surrounding our planet could capture much of its external field.
Jupiter’s moon “Io” orbiting in a toroid shaped cloud of dust generates approximately 2 trillion watts of power in “flux tubes”.
All of the materials described in Revelation used in the building of the city are found in stars. This can be demonstrated in the “diamond star” discovered by NASA which says there may be many more like it. Since the descriptions of the city walls includes references to crystalline-like materials likely embedded, it brings to mind some other tempting scientific principles. It is known that in a crystal like quartz, applying an electrical charge makes it vibrate. This is seen commonly in wristwatches. The current generated by the motion of the city through the magnetic field of Earth and its newly formed “halo” in space could do the same. Certain vibrations in piezoelectric crystals produce sound as is used in sonar for submarines and even for ultrasound. Piezoelectric materials generate electricity when squeezed or otherwise are distorted. They also vibrate when subjected to electrical currents and can produce sound. Sound can produce cavitation in water appearing to be very tiny bubbles. As these bubbles collapse they create an extremely small generation of plasma that gives off light. This phenomenon is called Sonoluminescence, a manifestation that is little understood. Happening on a large scale it would nicely fit the description given by John in *Revelation 15:2- And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass… A continually flashing aurora-like glow; sweeping through this body of water described as being crystal clear would easily be expressed as a “sea of glass” mingled with fire by someone like John. Should the city walls not be completely solid, its mass would be lessened to the point of not affecting the orbit of the orbit of the moon at all. Some have even attributed its characteristics to be analogous to that of a space colony, having an increased number of harvests due to its seasons being altogether different than that of Earth. *Revelation 22:2- (see below)
NASA discovers “Diamond Star”
We may not know everything we would like about the city but many have proposed varying scenes to provide some idea of the paradise-like descriptions we read of. *Revelation 22:1- And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. I have wondered about this and considered that in this structure, God’s throne must be at the highest level. Also, since rivers flow to somewhere, where could this one go to? It would seem fair to imagine that it would flow downward to the lowest level. Taking a clue from the book of Genesis where the Earthly paradise was, the river separated into four rivers. In the city, it would then branch out into four directions and find its way back up toward the top through a spiraling path in the middle of the outer parts of the foundations. It could be configured in such a way that there could be multiple “shore lines” with the overall length of them reaching perhaps 1.21 million miles! That would make it long enough for an ordinary river to go around the world nearly 25 times. *Revelation 22:2- In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. We are told that that the leaves are for nations and for healing, something that residents of the city will not need because of their resurrected and glorified bodies. Therefore the leaves will be transported to the Earth below. They should prove to be vitally important and will be highly sought after, perhaps becoming the basis of a future economic bartering system. This is why, the scripture also says, *Isaiah 2:2- And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it… It can be seen as continuous pilgrimages to the Earthly city of Jerusalem and to the new Earthly temple. While there, the leaves can be acquired freely. Now we can see why such a huge temple area is prophesied in *Ezekiel chapters 40-48. The size of the temple area is enormous and could be where the leaves are “downloaded” on a monthly basis because of how it is detailed in *Revelation 22 shown above.
Artistic view of the city having nature’s spiral look as seen in all of God’s creation while maintaining the characteristics described in scripture.
The likely path of the river that proceeds from God’s throne to return upwards to the sea of glass before Him.
An amazing possibility. Shore lines in circular array around the river with space surrounding.
Even after all of this, we learn in *Revelation 20:7-9- And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Bible scholars have long stressed how this is meant to point out that mankind will always be utterly dependent on God. Only by remaining in a close relationship with Him can we be kept from straying into destructive patterns again and again. On our own we simply aren’t strong enough to withstand the power of evil with all of its temptations. Satan will once again deceive the whole world, stirring up a jealousy perhaps, against those who dwell above. All the while, it is the devil’s plan to use mankind to wage war against God, destroying much of the human race to carry out his mad desires. But God in His infinite love will not allow the human race to go on being subjected to the sorrows that come from falling into sin in a never ending cycle. He will restore us to a rightful position and relationship with Him for all of time. This unfathomable truth is shown in *Revelation 21:9 & 10- 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. 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. It is the people that are IN the city who are the Bride of Christ. The scriptural view of a husband and wife is that they become ONE! Furthermore, see *1 Corinthians 13:12- Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. *Revelation 3:21- Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Nothing has ever been written that is more fantastic than these promises.
The Lord is the King of the universe and all His creation is subject to Him. This will be demonstrated clearly in the fulfillment of these prophecies as he conquers the kingdoms of this world and subdues the rebellion of Satan. *Revelation 11:15- And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” From the ruins of the old He will create a “New Heaven and a new Earth”. *Isaiah 65:17- For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. *Revelation 21:1- And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; … *2 Peter 3:13- Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. *Daniel. 4:34 & 7:27- “And the dominion of his kingdom will be an everlasting dominion and his kingdom shall have no end.” The last verse of the New Testament therefore says, “He that testifies these things says “Surely I come quickly”. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Amen.”
Adapted and revised from “The Return of the Christ” DVD by Chris Bieniek-2009
(ORIGINAL VERSION 2001)