2018 – August – Co-Worker Letter – The Spirit Earth, Part 3

Co-Worker Letter Aug 2018

THE SPIRIT EARTH PART 3

Let us continue our research of Gods word about the Spirit Earth verse the Physical Earth. Actually, this months Bible study will be more about the New Jerusalem. A place we will be allowed to see and use and live in, as saved being SONS and DAUGHTERS of God, after the resurrection.

Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

In these 2 verses above John is seeing a vision of the New Jerusalem. An all Spirit city. Notice John is seeing a new Heaven and a new Earth. A Spirit Heaven and A Spirit Earth. In verse 1 it says the first Heaven and the first earth are gone. The Physical things that we are used to, are to be no more completely gone. Everything is Spirit from here on into the future. The human and physical phase of Gods plan will be history at that point, all finished.

Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

The word men in this verse above is Strongs Concordance number 444 and means “a human being”. It certainly includes women.

2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

These verses just above make it very clear that we will be SONS and DAUGHTERS of God.

Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

What a great time this will be, when all of the old physical things are gone. No more misery of any kind, we will live in a spirit world of happiness

Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

In verse 5 above, again the promise that all things will be new made of Spirit. In verse 6 it mentions the WATER OF LIFE.  The water of life will affect us for all eternity. We will get into that in more depth as we go along in these co-worker letters. Apparently, this is the Father talking here. Christ is the Fathers son. We are Christ brothers and sisters.  Of course, verse 8 describes what happens to the disobedient. Those humans who will not let Christ and the Father rule over them.

Rev 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

The number 7 mention in this verse is a very important number with God and it has been around in the Spirit world for a long time. Also, the concept of Marriage was in the Spirit world before Adam and Eve. Notice the reference to the words Bride and Wife in the above verse.

Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Mountains also existed in the Spirit World.  Above John saw in his vision a high mountain.  The word city came from the Spirit world also in this verse. What John was seeing were Spirit things that existed before there were physical things.

Rev 21:11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Rev 21:12  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Rev 21:13  On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

Rev 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

In the verses above many things are mention that are in this Spirit City, New Jerusalem that we are familiar with LIGHT, PRECIOUS  STONES, WALLS, GATES, NUMBERS,  12 GATES, DIRECTIONS, east, west, north, south, FOUNDATIONS, building have to have foundations.

It is more and more obvious as we study Gods word that our physical creation that we see is patterned after what already existed in the Spirit World.

Rev 21:15  And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

Rev 21:16  And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Rev 21:17  And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

In the above verses, we see something else that existed in he Spirit World before there was a Physical World. There was a system of measuring things. Notice that the city NEW JERUSALEM is square. Also, it is as high as it is long. Notice the last part of verse 16.

I have heard it speculated that the city looks like a pyramid. Right now I do not know of a verse to prove that. But it makes sense.  A furlong is 1/8th of a mile according to Halley’s Bible Handbook. Twelve thousand furlongs is 1500 miles. One school of thought is that it is just 1500 miles around the whole city. The way verse 16 above reads to me is that the city is 1500 miles long on each side which would make it 6 thousand miles around. In verse 17 the wall’s height is 144 cubits high. Again according to Halley’s Bible Handbook the walls are 216 feet high. Our human minds can not even start to grasp the beauty and size of New Jerusalem.

Rev 21:18  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

Rev 21:19  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;

Rev 21:20  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.

Rev 21:21  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.

Rev 21:22  And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Rev 21:23  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.

Rev 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Rev 21:25  And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Rev 21:26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Rev 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

I just can not imagine that kind of beauty. I have nothing to compare it to. I am not used to seeing gold, precious stones, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and the other precious stones listed here. We, humans, are just used to seeing the physical things. This description of our future home makes my mouth water for it NOW.

Notice in verse 27 above. Books and writing existed before there were humans. Quote “which are written in the lamb’s book of life?” In verse 21 it mentions a street of pure gold, so streets existed before us humans.

We need to look very closely at the verses below. It tells us what to expect in the future. The word mansions is Strong’s # 3438 It means “a staying or a residence”

The word mansions according to Zodhiates Lexical Aids to the New Testament means “to remain, dwell, A mansion, habitation, abode.

To me ,it is very clear from these verses that in Christ’s Father, and our Father house  (New Jerusalem) There are many dwelling places or houses, or mansions. It is also very clear that Christ says that he is preparing a place for us in New Jerusalem, and at the resurrection, Christ will  gather up all of the saved humans now made Sons and Daughters of God and take us to our new homes in the Fathers city Called New Jerusalem.

Joh 14:2  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

The saved, the humans that are saved and made  Sons and Daughters of God,  shall walk or dwell in the light of this New  Jerusalem.  What about the last part of verse 24 below. Quote “The kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it.”

Remember in previous co- worker letters we have learned about the Spirit Earth which has kings and nations.  Isa: 14 Satan in his rebellion killed many of these kings of this spirit earth. This Spirit Earth will continue to exist.  This is where the Angels live. Remember the saved humans will be sons and daughters of God and Brothers and Sisters of Christ

Rev 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Heb 1:5  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Of course, daughters are implied in verse 5 above. God is no respecters of persons. We are all the same in Gods sight. What makes us different is whether or not we obey God.

Verse 24 above has to be referring to the Spirit Earth where the Angels live which has Kings and Nations. At this point in God’s plan, there is no more Physical things. Every Thing is Spirit.

Edgar Bennett