Heaven – The New Jerusalem

Speaking on the qualities of Heaven, John the Revelator tells us the following in chapter 21, verses 21 to  27.

“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. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 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. 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. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 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.”

Let’s look at verse 27 very closely…..

“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.”

What does the Bible say about defileth?

  • Exodus 31:14 “Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.”
  • Leviticus 18:20 “Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.”
  • Leviticus 18:23-24 “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:”
  • Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”
  • Isaiah 24:5 “The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”

We can see very plainly that the actions that defile a person are the breaking of the commands and instructions given by YHVH.

What does the Bible say about abominations?

  • Leviticus 11:10-12 “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. “
  • Leviticus 11:20 “All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an  abomination unto you.”
  • Leviticus 11:41 “And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.”
  • Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
  • ALSO listed in the animals in Leviticus 11, to the disdain of many, are: “And the hare (rabbits), because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” These too are abominations!

These are not my personal definitions, these are clearly defined in the word of YHVH! We see the world today seeking after wizards in the books and films of Harry Potter and Twilight, worse than that they are making their ways through the church. There are even some that use the story lines to make “Biblical” points or examples! This is pure blasphemy!

YHVH calls us e to holiness and to be set apart. Are we listening?

Revelation 2:7  “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

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