Nicole (14 May 2011)
Anyone seeing 216 randomly like me lately? Why is the hallway from
the Eastern Gate of the City of God 216 feet long? And why is the
wall of the City of God 216 feet thick? It is to show the saints we
are married to Him forever, and "For I hate divorce," says the LORD,
the God of Israel."
"When the raptured saints come in sight of this magnificent City and that
beckoning eastern gate, and when the glorious spiritual reality of our
eternal Home dawns upon our glorified sight, we will be so filled with
divine ecstasy that we will shout hallelujahs and praises to God like we
never knew could come from our innermost being.
It will be the
heavenly fulfillment of what happened when Jesus rode triumphantly into
the earthly city of Jerusalem. On earth He was rejected, but in Heaven
we will all be received.
St. John said each gate was a pearl and
all twelve gates are never shut. A pearl is milk-white and
translucent; we can see into a pearl, but we cannot see through it. The
heavenly Throne of God and of Jesus has also a bright white
semi-transparent appearance like a pearl. The gates are like pearl
because they are concentrated white light. We can see into this light
but we cannot see through it. We can, however, pass through this gate
of pearly light. That's why it is said to be never shut. But it does
not stand open as a door on earth stands open. (Jesus on earth passed
through closed doors in His glorified body.)
After we enter through the gate of pearly white light, we see a huge
hallway. With its high vaulted ceilings and wide corridor, it is about
216 feet long, because the wall of this City is 216 feet thick. There
are no lighting fixtures here. The light comes from the Throne of God
and begins as a very bright white light. Then as this light is diffused
through, and reflected from, the gem-like structure of this City, there
emerges a rainbow spectrum which is the blending of five major colors:
gold, blue, purple, red and green."