Again, look at Revelation 21. An angel literally measures the city “using human measurement”:
The 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 in length, and as wide and high as it is long. The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick.
You might ask, "Well, will there be room enough for all of us?"
Let me show you how much room there will be …
Heaven is symmetrical, laid out like a large cube. Twelve thousand “stadia” converts to
1,500 miles. Imagine an area that reaches from Maine to Florida, and the Atlantic Coast
to the Continental Divide … then raise that up 1,500 miles.
That means heaven is a city with 2,250,000 square miles … and that is only the bottom level! Based on ratio population of persons/square mile in Dallas, heaven could hold six billion people.
Australian engineer postulated that a city the size of heaven with the density of London could hold 100 billion people … and only nine billion people now exist on earth.
Right now, heaven has room for every soul that has ever walked upon the face of the earth since the beginning of time. And that’s only the first floor!
Next, John saw heaven and described it as a prism of light, jewels, gold, and pearls. It's all transparent, and the light of God flashes through the entire dazzling spectacle throughout all eternity:
The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Revelation 21:18-23).
We will be able to see God and His glory from everywhere in the city. His presence indwells every inch.
Every biblical writer who had even a glimpse of heaven was totally overwhelmed. Each saw a large lake of ice or crystal surrounding a throne upon which was seated the white-haired Ancient of Days.
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