I saw one of the seven angels who had the bowls filled with the seven last terrible troubles. The angel came to me and said, “Come on! I will show you the one who will be the bride and wife of the Lamb.” Then with the help of the Spirit, he took me to the top of a very high mountain. There he showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down from God in heaven.
The glory of God made the city bright. It was dazzling and crystal clear like a precious jasper stone. The city had a high and thick wall with twelve gates, and each one of them was guarded by an angel. On each of the gates was written the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Three of these gates were on the east, three were on the north, three more were on the south, and the other three were on the west. The city was built on twelve foundation stones. On each of the stones was written the name of one of the Lamb's twelve apostles.
The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring stick to measure the city and its gates and its walls. The city was shaped like a cube, because it was just as high as it was wide. When the angel measured the city, it was about 2,400 kilometers high and 2,400 kilometers wide. Then the angel measured the wall, and by our measurements it was about 60 meters high.
All around the world today there is much attention given to whether or not the United States should build a wall on it’s southern border. Some say it is heartless and cruel and even racist to physically block access to those who want to come across the border. Others say it is essential to keep the country from drowning in a wave of desperate humanity trying to escape some form of hell in their own countries! The fundamental controversy is about whether or not there should be “Open Borders” to a land of freedom and opportunity!
According to Revelation 21, Heaven does not have Open Borders. It says that Heaven has twelve gates guarded by angels and a wall that is 60 meters high! Of course, Heaven is the ultimate place of freedom and eternal opportunity and the only escape for those who were destined for Hell, but Heaven is only for those who come in “legally.” There is only one passport to Heaven and that is the Blood of Jesus!
Remember, Heaven does not have open borders and it does, most certainly have a wall!
“Lord Jesus, thank You for providing a Passport to Heaven for everyone who gives their heart to You and becomes Your follower! May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen!”