And I am going to give away the ending!!
Here is the spoiler :)
1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
(It will come down from heaven to be the capital of God on the New Earth)
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
The Walls, Gates and Foundations:
12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.
This golden reed is a measure of 12 1/2 ft. long.
16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
Twelve thousand furlongs is 1,500 miles square!
A hundred and forty-four cubits is 300 feet at 25 inches per cubit!
Materials In The New Jerusalem:
18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
No natural pearls could possibly be this big! We know that God can make pearls as large as He wants!
The purest gold, transparent gold!! This is a gold unknown to us on this earth!!
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
God and the Lamb will be visibly present among men to meet with them in all places so there will no longer be a building that men need to go to.
The Light Of The New Jerusalem:
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
This is only referring to the city. There will be light from the sun & planets in the earth outside of the city (Gen. 8:22; Ps. 89:2-3, 29, 35-37; Jer. 31:35-36; Isa. 30:26)
Traffic In The New Jerusalem:
25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).
Again, no night in the city, but there will be day & night outside of the city.
27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
“Those written in the Lamb’s Book of Life” – These people of the New Earth will be saved.
The Rivers, Streets and Fruit of the New Jerusalem:
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
There will be fountains of ‘water of life’! And the preservation of life for all! There will be no healing from disease or sickness, but eternal health and life will come from the leaves of the trees. (21:4; 22:2-5 – Gen. 3:22-24)
Rulers of the New Jerusalem:
3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
“The curse” – is reffering to the curse that resulted from Lucifer & Adam's Fall. Things will continue as if these ‘falls’ have never happened! All rebels will be in the Lake of Fire (hell).
And all here will be faithful angels and redeemed man…
All servants of Jesus.
If you don’t like serving Him here on this side – then you won’t like serving Him on the other side :)