Jerusalem (New)

The future dwelling place of all God’s children. Also called the City of God, the Holy City, the Tabernacle of God, the Celestial City and the Heavenly Jerusalem, it is literally ‘heaven on earth’ as it comes down out of heaven to a renewed earth (Rev 3:12, 21:1,2). The word ‘new’ refers to new in quality, renovated from the decay, disease and sin of the past and not new in existence. This is similar to our bodies, they are not discarded but transformed by God’s power. This majestic Holy City where God resides is a 1400 mile (2,200 km) cube, into which only those who repent and are truly born-again, with their names recorded in the book of life, will enter (Heb 11:10, 12:22-24; Rev 21:1-22:5).

See also: end times.