John 14:3 And if I [Jesus] go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

The size of the New Jerusalem is found in Revelation 21:15

The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia c in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits d thick.

The Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16870579#:~:text=So%20what%20are%20the%20figures,people%20for%20every%20person%20living.


After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; [Revelation 7:9, KJV]

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No man can number them.

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    +1 super great answer. – Radz Brown Jul 16 '20 at 16:58
  • It is an impossible task to number a great multitude. One start struggling when a group increases above 30-40. And it gets more and more difficult to number a group the bigger it is. A group of over 100 is more or less innumberable, let alone groups over 1000 persons. – Constantthin Aug 4 '20 at 15:22

The New Jerusalem is clearly stated to be the Bride of Christ in Rev. 9-10. Who then is the Bride of Christ? Clearly, we, the Faithful of the Church, are the Bride of Christ. It is impossible that God could fail to provide an amble dwelling for His Bride in eternity. It is not our business to know the number of souls who will dwell there, but to do all in our power to be one of them.

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