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Good Question : first of all lets review some verses : _ Revelation 21:5 (5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the ...


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The reason you do not hear many so called end time bible scholars giving a very detailed explanation of this prophecy is because the clues to it's meaning is not found in the bible but rather in the writings of the Dead Sea Scrolls For the writers of the scrolls describe false teachers and false prophets as spraying lies onto Israel. The image then of these ...


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There is a view that maintains the New Jerusalem is the New Heavens and New Earth (NHNE), is the temple, and is the Garden of Eden (or the ultimate development of the original Garden of Eden). The Revelation Scholar Gregory Beale holds this view. Below I will present some of his basic arguments. The New Jerusalem is the New Heavens and New Earth In ...


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The new Jerusalem as a bride is an allusion to this passage: Isa 62:5 "For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God rejoice will over you. Isa 62:6 "Upon your walls, Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; all day and all night they won't remain silent. You who ...


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The 3 instances the OP has identified as being about "the chosen ones" are not, to my thinking "saints" but rather plain old kings. I'll explain my thinking in regard to the 2 verses cited as well as the Bonus, Ps 89:27: 1) Revelation 1:5 ... Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. The ...


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The term "tent of witness"/"tabernacle of testimony" first appears in Numbers as a reference to the whole of the portable temple structure that the Levites were in charge of dismantling, transporting, re-erecting and camping round about it: ESV Num 1:47 But the Levites were not listed along with them by their ancestral tribe. Num 1:48 For the LORD ...


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Revelation 22:18-19: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the ...


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Several questions asked. My first thought is that you are referencing two very different books: Acts and Revelations. Because they were written by two very different people and because of the well-documented disputes between Paul and the apostles of Christ, I’m not sure it’s fair to compare the use of terms. We have no way of knowing if John and Paul would ...


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For many years I didn't bother trying to tackle Revelation because it seemed to lack the little arrow that you see on maps that say "You are here". Rather than it being a "revelation" it appeared to be an impenetrably obscure riddle, until one day a "You are here" arrow appeared while I was reading 1 Corinthians: 1Co 15:24 Then the end will come, when ...


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A walled city with closed gates would be a safe haven, a place of refuge from enemies and wild animals. If someone lived outside the city in a tent or other temporary shelter, the walled city would also offer more protection from the natural elements. As Brian's answer notes, gates that never close signify perpetual peace: no more attacks from the enemy, no ...


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The main reason to close the gates of a city would be to protect those living within from harm (such as from invaders). The gates of the New Jerusalem will never be closed since there will never be any fear of war or invasions. The gates always remaining open signify perpetual peace. Also note that even in times of peace, city gates would still be closed at ...



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