I do see houses for each of us and some land
with it. Some will be small others larger (some don’t
want much property just a cozy little plot of land and
others would like to have more land for various uses).
I see various areas in the New Jerusalem like
mountains, beaches and country areas with people in
each area depending on what they like. I think it will
be a microcosm of the world each type of environment
represented. There is a great mountain area for you
and others like you. I would like a country area with
a little waterfall feature and “Loch” with pool
attached, a garden, a 1 acre vineyard, a little
workshop and garage w/stable, and a play area for the
kids (5 acres for whole property). Mom would love to
have a house on the beach. With as big as it is
(12,000 stadia = 12,000 X 607 ft = ~1380 MI
L&W&H) everyone should be able to have a house
the size they want in the environment they want.
I would think there would be multiply levels to the
city with maybe a 10 mi sky above each (higher than
Mount Everest the highest mountain on earth) so all
areas of earth could be represented in it. Even a 5 mi
sky, while not quite Everest’s height, would be
Baber (23 Aug 2011)
Amy V and Paul Wilson re mansions or
apartments in "Living in the New
Thinking about what living in the New
Jerusalem will be like is fascinating and I
spend some time nearly everyday letting my
thoughts drift there.
Randy Alcorn wrote a wonderful book titled
"Heaven" and it explains a great deal purely
from a biblical perspective.
That being said, I want to offer my own
personal speculation on the subject.
Granted, it is purely speculation. The
way I've imagined that it might be is that the
New Jerusalem will contain many doors with
each opening to a different place designed
specifically for each of us.
For example my personal address in the New
Jerusalem would be a door that when I would
have passed through it, I would find myself in
a great mountain forest with enormous
trees. There would be a stream that is
crossed by a stone bridge and a pathway
leading to a stone cottage. In that
cottage would be everything that is pleasing
to me. Books, art, music, a cheery fire
in a fireplace, fresh bread baking in the
kitchen, a little workshop with a magnificent
view. And of course my dogs too.
But other doors in the New Jerusalem would
bring people to places that are more ideally
suited for them that would be far
different. Perhaps someone else would be
happiest living on a street with more hustle
and bustle. Then again maybe someone
else would want a white picket fence around a
little white house and a garden. Each
setting would be different in a
multidimensional universe where each one is
accessed by a different door in the New
Jerusalem. Since our individual tastes
are different, why wouldn't our eternal homes
be just as different?
Well perhaps this is all just a daydream and
no doubt someone will write to me with
something quite different to say about the
subject. I just wanted to share my
thoughts and if you have the time, or the
inclination, you could share yours with me.