Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:2
In the ancient world, Babylon had its hanging gardens, Jerusalem had its glorious temple, and China had its Forbidden City. In the modern world, Venice has her canals, and Rome has her Vatican City. And in literature, the Celestial City was the goal in The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Oz was the destination in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
But no city—ancient, modern, or fictional—is like the Bible’s New Jerusalem. This is the city the apostle John saw descending from heaven to be the eternal destination and home for the people of God. Its radiance and splendor are like nothing ever seen on earth—something befitting the glory of heaven. Indeed, the city is lighted by the glory of God and the lamp of the Lamb of God (Revelation 21:23). It is a city of purity in which those made pure by the blood of the Lamb will dwell for eternity.
If you haven’t already, take time to read Revelation 21 and meditate on the home that awaits you—if you belong to Christ by faith.
To properly envision Heaven, we must remove from our eyes the distorted lenses of death and the Curse. Matthew Henry