"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." John 14:2.
2. What does Paul say God has prepared for His people?
"But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city." Heb.
3. Where is this city, and what is it called?
"But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all."
4. For what did Abraham look?
"For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker
is God." Heb. 11:10.
5. What assurance has God given to believers?
"God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a
city." Heb. 11:16.
6. What did John see concerning this city?
"And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of
heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Rev. 21:2.
7. How many foundations has this city?
"And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of
the twelve apostles of the Lamb." Verse 14.
8. What is the measurement of the city?
"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." Verse 16.
NOTE.-The measure around it, as the words length and breadth imply, and as was the
early custom of measuring cities, is 12,000 furlongs. This is equal to 1,500 miles, 375
miles on each side, making a perfect square. The area of this city is therefore 140,625
square miles, or 90,000,000 acres, or 3,920,400,000,000 square feet. Allowing 100 square
feet to each person, or a space ten feet square, the city would hold 39,204,000,000
persons, or twenty-six times the present population of the globe.
9. What is the height of the wall?
"And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits."
NOTE.-One hundred and forty-four cubits are equal to 216 feet.
10. Of what material is the wall constructed?
"And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure
gold, like unto clear glass." Verse 18.
11. With what are the twelve foundations adorned?
"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; 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." Verses 19,20. See Ex. 28:15-21; Isa. 54:11,12.
12. Of what are the twelve gates composed?
"And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one
pearl." Rev. 21:21.
13. What is written on these gates?
"The names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel." Verse 12.
14. Of what are the streets of the city composed?
"And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent
glass." Verse 21.
15. Why will this city have no need of the sun or moon?
"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 honor into it." Verses 23,24. See Rev. 22:5; Isa. 60:19,20.
16. Why are its gates not to be closed?
"And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no
night there." Rev. 21:25.
17. What will be excluded from this city?
"And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither
whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie." Verse 27.
18. Who will be permitted to enter it?