A Big Wall with a Beautiful Gate

(On the final day of the month.  Reading the last chapters of Revelation.)  In the last two chapters of the Bible, Revelation 21 and 22, God describes the final country (or city if you will) that is to be built.  A city “foursquare.”  A city that would be about half the size of the continental United States where the saints of God will live throughout eternity.  A country really.   “For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country” (Heb. 11:14).  This country of God’s will have a wall around it.  “A great wall and high, and had twelve gates” (21:12).  The city is for the saints, i.e., believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who now are alive eternally in the presence of God.  “The nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it” (21:24).  Interestingly, “The gates of it shall not be shut at all by day” (21:25).  And yet, “There shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they that are witten in the Lamb’s book of life” (21:27).  His final country has a permanent wall; though it has welcoming gates, only those who have previously applied for citizenship are allowed to enter and all others are forbidden.  We know that God is righteous and holy in all His doings.  Therefore it is obviously a righteous thing for Him to have a city (country) that has a wall and gates, but also to have a definite requirement for becoming a citizen.  You must come the correct way or the righteous and holy God will not allow you to enter.  That requirement is faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior from your sins.  Come to Him today.  He refuses no one who comes the proper way.