Updated: Dec 12, 2021
I have studied the book of Revelation, and I have come across some interesting information in Chapter 21 where it describes the New Jerusalem. For those of you who have not spent much time reading the book of Revelation, let me explain the significance of the New Jerusalem.
First off, the New Jerusalem will be in the New World to come, not in the world we presently live in. It will come long after the Rapture has come and gone. There will be a select few who will actually see the New World. Our present world will first have to pass away. When the day of the New Jerusalem arrives, there will be neither pain nor sorrow, for our Lord God will have wiped our tears away! Here is what John wrote from Chapter 21.
It reads as follows: "I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying. 'Look, God's home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.'"
As I read along in Revelation, I began to read about the New Jerusalem and its dimensions. The angel took John to a high mountain to see the Holy City. As the Apostle John watched the angel, who held a gold measuring stick, the angel began to measure the dimensions of the New Jerusalem. Then the angel asked John to write down its dimension; the length, width, and height. When the angel measured it, he found it was a square, as wide as it was long. The angel found the walls to be the same length, width, and height, 1,400 miles. Actually, it was measured in stadia and not miles. This can be found in the footnotes of my copy of the Holy Scripture. If you multiply 12,000 stadia by 12,000 stadia, this will give you the square stadia inside the walls of the New Jerusalem. It shows to be 144,000,000 square stadia. Notice that by adding the figures that makeup 144,000,000, they add up to 9. That is 1 + 4 + 4 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 9. Keep that number in mind. Also, if we add the figures in 12,000, we get 3, 1 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 3, another important number. When the angel measured the thickness of the wall, he found it to be 216 feet thick. Then, if we add the figures in 216, we get 2 + 1 + 6 = 9. According to my copy of the Holy Scriptures, 216 feet is equivalent to 144 cubits. Again, 1 + 4 + 4 = 9. Is this not getting a little curious? So, as you can see, 3 and 9 play an important role in the construction of the New Jerusalem and perhaps in the very design of the universe as well. Even the chapter of this book in Revelation 21, adds up to 3.
Can you imagine seeing a structure so large that it stretches far beyond our vision in all directions? The New Jerusalem is 1,400 miles wide, 1,400 miles in length, and 1,400 miles in height. I use miles here to help you better to imagine how large the New Jerusalem truly is. If you stood on top of this 1,400-mile structure, you would be in outer space. Our atmosphere is only a few hundred miles thick, so at the very top of the New Jerusalem, you are higher above the surface of Earth than the International Space Station is. You would be looking down upon the International Space Station almost a thousand miles below. Is that not truly an amazing thing? Only our Lord God could build a structure that gargantuan in size! Can you imagine what a sight it will be for those in the New World who will be the first to see this incredible structure? Eye-popping in size! And, our Lord God will gently sit the New Jerusalem down on some lovely spot in the New World, and all of its inhabitants will be able to come and go as they please. Our Lord God is mighty strong, is He not? Later, we will describe in even more detail how there are 12 gates, with 3 gates on each side of the city.
But first, let us try to determine how many rooms this grand city might have. If we divide 12,000 stadia by 5280 feet, that give us 2.272727272727... on into infinity. Notice that after the number 2, the next two numbers in sequence add up to 9, and so on and so on into infinity. However, if you add all the digits in this number, 2.272727272727, it will not add up to 9. I believe that is due to the fact there is not a direct correlation from stadia to feet. There is a slight fractional difference since, as you can see, the above number continues on into infinity. Still, it is curious that no matter how many of the series 27 I add to the above number, it always seems to add up to 11, which is 1 + 1 = 2.
Anyway, getting back to our calculation. There are 2.2727 stadia per foot. If we take an area of one room and let us say its measurement is 10 ft. x 10 ft., that equals 100 feet square. Now, to convert that to stadia, we multiply 2.2727 by 100 feet square, which comes out to 227.2727 stadia square. Now, if we take the dimensions of a single floor in the New Jerusalem, and the height of that floor is 10 feet, then we have 1,000 cubic feet of space. If we then convert 1,000 cubic feet to cubic stadia, we end up with 2272.2727 cubic stadia. That is a very small room; however, it is easier to work with than a much larger size. Now, by multiplying 12,000 stadia by 12,000 stadia by 12,000 stadia, we end up with 1,728,000,000,000 cubic stadia or one trillion, 728 billion cubic feet. To get the total number of rooms of approximately 1000 cubic feet, or 2,272.2727 cubic stadia, we divide 1,728,000,000,000 by 2,272.2727, and that gives us: 760,472,103.546 rooms in the New Jerusalem. That is pronounced, 760 million, 472 thousand, 103.546 rooms. If we then add up the individual figures in 760,472,103.546, what will we get? Well, let us see. 7 + 6 + 0 + 4 + 7 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 6 = 45. Of course, 4 + 5 = 9! Do you see a continuing pattern here? How is this happening? Or yet, how could it be happening? By our Lord God's design of course.
It should be interesting to note that one of the greatest minds of the 21st Century, Nikola Tesla, had a theory concerning the numbers 3, 6, 9. All are multiples of 3, as you can see. Nikola Tesla's theory was that the known universe seems to be created with these 3 specific numbers. He and I did similar calculations, and these numeric calculations always seem to add up to 9 no matter how large the number might be. I have demonstrated this in prior writings. However, I think it is appropriate to give a few examples besides the ones that you see in this writing.
Let us try 3 raised to some power. For instance, 3 raised to the 9th power is 19,683. Now we add those figures. 1 + 9 + 6 + 8 + 3 = 27. And then we add 2 + 7 to arrive at 9. Let us do one more before we try something different. Let us try 3 raised to the power of 12, which is 531,441. Will this add up to 9 as well? Let us see. So, 5 + 3 + 1 + 4 + 4 + 1 = 18 = (1 + 8) = 9. How 'bout that? Kinda eerie, is it not? Now, before you say, why not use another number besides 3 and see what we get. I have done that, and no other number between 1 and 9 will give the same results. For instance, if we try to raise 4 to some power and add it up, we will get a number that adds up to 7; however, if you try to raise 4 to some other power, it will not add up to 7 every day time. Let us try it and see. So, 4 raised to the power of 5, for instance, is equivalent to 1,024. That adds up to 7. Now, once again. This time we will raise 4 to the power of 11. That is equivalent to 4,194,304. Now, let us add the figures from that number and see what we get: 4 + 1 + 9 + 4 + 3 + 0 + 4 = 25 = (2 + 5) = 7. So, that number does add up to 7, just as the number before it. Let us try this one, 4 raised to the power of 6, we get: 4,096 and when we add these figures we get, 4 + 0 + 9 + 6 = 19 = (1 + 9) = 10 = (1 + 0) = 1. I used parentheses in this instance for the sake of clarity. With all those numbers, it can get a bit confusing. Anyway, as you can see, it does not work for all numbers. I have tried this on nearly all the numbers between 1 and 9; however, I do not think I have done them all. Of course, 1 to any power will always be 1. And, 6 and 9 work the same as the number 3. So, that leaves only 2, 5, 7, and 8. You are welcome to try these numbers and see what you find. If you find one that works just like the multiples of 3 does, please let me know. I would be very interested to know.
Anyway, now that we know how many millions of rooms there are in New Jerusalem would you not imagine how many people it would take to manage a hotel of that size? That is a lot of maid service and a lot of cleaning every day. How beautiful each room will be after it is decorated by our Lord God personally! Awesome, would it not be?!
And, now I will include some interesting information about the number 12, which occurs 22 times in the book of Revelation. We have seen 12,000 stadia already in the New Jerusalem dimensions, and now I will introduce you to even more. Let us begin.
There are 12 gates leading into the City of New Jerusalem, all made from a single Pearl, with the names of the 12 tribes of Israel written above. Do you notice right away that 1 + 2 = 3? The walls of the city have 12 foundation stones, with each stone having the name of one of the Apostles written on them. The 12 foundation stones were inlaid with 12 precious stones. Jasper, which is what the walls were made of. Also, Sapphire, Agate, Emerald, Onyx, Carnelian, Chrysolite, Beryl, Topaz, Chrysoprase, Jacinth, and Amethyst. Each foundation stone was inlaid with one of these precious stones. Within the City of New Jerusalem, you will find the Tree of Life, which bears 12 varieties of fruit. Each is different from one month to the next.
Is it not interesting that there are so many occurrences of 12 in the New Testament, with Revelation having by far the most? All in all, there are 85 occurrences of 12 in the New Testament. If we multiply 85 x 12, we get 1020, which adds up to 3. The number 6 so far does appear on its own. It is part of 9, and it is 2 times 3. However, on occasion, it does occur, as we shall see.