Dr. Don G. Pickney takes us further this week in a teaching series that delves into God’s created glory and its purpose in the earth. Almighty God is indescribably glorious. Thus, all of His works reflect that glory. Drawing from his omniscient knowledge and wisdom, as He put in motion His plan and purpose for Earth, God was filled with His glory. For eons of eternity backwards he had lived in the incredible beauty and joys of His abode in Heaven. As Earth was being formed, all of the ingredients that God had Himself enjoyed in Heaven were placed in His planet, Earth in its raw form buried beneath the earth’s surface. The gold of which the streets of Heaven were made, was placed within the earth. Beginning with Adam in the Garden, God immediately began instilling in mankind the value of the gold He had placed just under the earth’s crust.
Genesis 2:10-12 AMP “Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads. (11) The first is named Pishon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. (12) The gold of that land is of high quality; bdellium (pearl?) and onyx stone are there.”
“Adam,” God said, “There is gold and jewels in those hills out there – and the gold is GOOD!”
Heaven contained precious and semi-precious metals and jewels and now, with His creation of Earth, He included them in Earth’s formation. In the Apostle John’s “Revelation” we have a depiction of his vision of the great heavenly Jerusalem that adorns God’s city:
Revelation 21:18-23 KJV “And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. (19) And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; (20) The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. (21) And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. (22) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. (23) And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”
In this week’s teaching Pastor don address a little known fact of understanding about this scripture. Did you know that you are reading a description of “a Bride?” That’s right! This city with its walls of Jasper and Gates of Pear is not Heaven. Rather it is a city being prepared for a very special occasion when God creates the “new heaven and earth,” at the end of Christ’s Millennial reign on earth. At the end of that one thousand years, God moves His wonderful abode, “Heaven,” to the brand new earth. In the very center of that new “Earth” there is a city, called “The New Jerusalem.” It is “being prepared” as we read about its construction in the above scripture.
Revelation 21:2 KJV “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
Now pay careful attention as the Apostle John is given further instruction regarding this matter:
Revelation 21:9-11 AMP “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven final plagues (afflictions, calamities) came and spoke to me. He said, Come with me! I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife. (10) Then in the Spirit He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated) city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God, [Ezek. 40:2.] (11) Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.”
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