Don’t miss heaven for the world

OK so the apostle John described the new Jerusalem as being a cube about 1500 miles in each direction. Let’s be generous and say there are 10 billion people altogether throughout history that receive Jesus’ salvation. If you give each one of them a mansion the size of the Empire State Building, you’ve taken up about one percent of the area of New Jerusalem, leaving 99% of the city for other stuff (or bigger mansions).

Did I mention that the whole thing is made of pure, totally translucent gold and colored gemstones? Did I mention that God Himself is in the center of it, living WITH US?

For me, this gives new perspective to Jesus’ admonition “If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out, and if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off”. I always thought He was exaggerating for effect… But given the GLORIOUSNESS of His coming Kingdom, I think maybe He is just saying don’t let ANYTHING in this crappy, fallen, cursed world keep you from obtaining your share of His inheritance.

The lowliest, most humble, saved-by-the-skin-of-his-teeth resident (picture the thief on the cross) of New Jerusalem makes Donald Trump look like a vagrant by comparison.