THE NEW JERUSALEM

The Holy Spirit And Nwosu E. C.

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The Holy Spirit And Nwosu E. C.

THE NEW JERUSALEM
Another highly revealing and inspire ring book by Dr. Peculiar. ii

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

Dedication
This book is dedicated to the Holy Spirit who served as

COPYRIGHT © 2009 BY NWOSU E. C.

another life to me when my own life fizzled out; during my hellish affliction

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Table of contents
Dedication …………………………………………………iv Author’s Preface ………………………………………………………. vi- vii Prologue …………………………………………………. viii

Author’s Preface
All Christians, in thinking of their eternal home; have always focused their attention in heaven, as none ever wished to regard the new earth called the New Jerusalem. Therefore, this book on the New Jerusalem, is on hand; to remind all Christians of the need for us to also take cognizance of this new earth, so as not to feel cheated the New when a lot is desired for heaven only for one to find him or herself in the new earth after the millennial reign of Christ with all saints. Even though it is not in my place to start insinuating the number of those that will make it to either heaven or the New Jerusalem as this is solely reserved with God almighty who is the rightful rewarder of them that diligently seek him. .

One: Recreation
The old earth …….1-5 Modern man and sin ……5-12 Rejection of the earth and its eventual end……13-17

Two: Why the New Jerusalem
Consideration for a new earth ……18-21 Jerusalem ……21-31 Jerusalem and heaven …… 32-36 . Relationship between the New

Three: When it shall be established
The appointed time ……37-39 Jerusalem……39-42 Struggle to enter ……47-51 . Passport to the New Change your orientation ……42-47

Four: If you or I fail to enter
Those that will not enter ……52-60 Alternative settlement other than the New Jerusalem ……60-70 v vi

So then, as we all involve ourselves in our daily Christian vocation, let us endeavour to zero our minds and allow God to take us to either heaven or the New Jerusalem depending on the one He has destined for us individually. As I wish you pleasurable reading with the content of this book, it behoves me to appreciate sincerely the trinity God; who were with me to preserve my life during the period I went through hellish afflictions. Also, I wish to thank every member of my family for their prayers and understanding during the said time of my torture. Hence, my indebtedness goes to all my friends and well wishers as well for their prayers and counselling during those times I reached my Achilles heel. I say may God bless you all and never allow any one of you or any one else to go to hell neither in this world nor in that which is to come amen. Nwosu E. C. 07/01/2001.

PROLOGUE
Him that over cometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God; He shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city Of my God, which is New Jerusalem which cometh down out of Heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. Rev. 3: 12. Emphasis the lord Jesus Christ

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Recreation
The Old Earth (Before Adam)
The book of Genesis 1:1 states, that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. By implication, it follows, that the earth is virtually as old as the heaven: since both were created at the same time (sic). In verse two of the same chapter, the bible says there, that; and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. The explanation from these two statements shows that in the beginning when God created the heavens and all that is in it; He also created the earth and all the things in it too. At this said time, harmony and peace characterized these two kingdoms. Every creature in both heaven and earth willingly pledged their unflinching loyalties to God almighty. In heaven, all the angels otherwise referred to as the sons of God performed their daily civic duties with respect and dispatch, including Lucifer who was the chief group Leader of the choir band in heaven. This assignment which he

Performed without prejudice; so that life in heaven then was without spot and wrinkle was of a total obedience and allegiance to God almighty. Albeit during this period, nothing was said about the earth; from all indications, a parallel life was been subsisted in it. Notwithstanding, one could proudly and conveniently posit, that the living creatures on earth as at then, were not as beautiful and good as they are today: as God merely created them just to occupy the earth and did not attach any special attention or importance to neither the man of those times nor the animals. For instance, the man of those times; had a not too well developed mental ability and had a substandard physique. There was nothing in him that is worth admiring and he was not worth dying for. No wonder he went into oblivion as God discontinued with the life on earth following Satan’s rebellion in heaven. In the same vain the animals created then, are either extra large in

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Size: or shapeless in form. Plants and other vegetations were not as beautifully arraigned in colour and shape as the ones we have today. For short the earth at first, was more or less a `jungle city’ inhabiting both wild beast and barbaric men. The celestial bodies – sun, moon, stars etc. of those times undoubtedly were also found deficient in form and glory. Nevertheless these lives in both heaven and earth continued until Satan rebelled against God in heaven. Satan who was so powerfully anointed by God in so much so, that he having being the climax of God’s creative intuition had all the musical instruments imbricated in him. (Ezekiel 28: 13) so that all he need do when ever he came before God, was to open his mouth in order that the instruments in him; in there harmonised rhythm will ooze out through his sonorous voice to entertain his listener to his highest euphoria! Perhaps by reason of this exceptional quality of his, that made him at a time thought of being like God. See thus: For thou has said in thine heart, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high. (Isaiah 14: 13-14). Just have it, that during this period in heaven; the need for God to maintain cohesion with all the angels and the devils plot to cede was not an easy one. The devil, at a time became obsessed with these ideals of his, to the point of convincing one third of the angels in heaven. Though it was in a bid to avert further impudence on God by Satan that led angel Michael into waging a war against him (the devil) until he was cast out of heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12: 9).

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Modern Man And Sin (Adam’s Creation)
Now when God remembered the earth, the bible said, that: And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and God said let there be light and there was light. (Genesis 1: 2-3) 5
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What had just happened? Though how long it took God to come over this one may not know, but certainly not too long a time, God remembered that He had a planet by name earth. Which he had formed by His wisdom: then and there God started thinking of recreating the deserted and forsaken earth which the bible described as without form and void and also had darkness upon the face of its deep. Obviously this great dereliction of the earth as contained in the words above, occurred no sooner than it was left uncared for by God. It was at this period which I call the great dissertation that witnessed the complete obliteration and extinction of the ancient man and all that were created alongside with him. The reason why God created light first was to enable him see His creations clearly. An analogy could be drawn here, of some one who left his place of abode for a long time, when ever he decides to come back, the first thing he would do, is to turn on his light to enable him clear and tidy up the place which may have been taken over by rats, cobwebs, snakes, etc. God equally turned on the light on earth to signify life! To say to the earth, that she is still a cherished planet in the midst of others. Further more, the bible said that: and God saw the light that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And he called the light day and the darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1: 3-5)

As God continued with His let there be and there was, some Peculiar qualities about His creations this time around, was the carefulness, foresight and dexterity at which He was pronouncing and calling them to existence! No wonder at the end of every creation, He saw it as good which he accompanied with a blessing. Comparing God’s 6
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his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1: 26-28) 7
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Creations now with what existed at first showed a great difference: as everything now is good the quality which God’s former creations never shared. It should be noted, that during this time of God’s recreation of the earth, the devil was busy watching helplessly with keen interest and listening with rapt expression as God on His part; who realised this, added colour, style and glamour to his skill of creation. Hence this God’s jealousy was further optimised when He was about creating MAN. And he said let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, so God created man in

Now, as God finished forming man as described by the Psalmist in (psalm 139: 14- 15) he planted a garden on the east of Eden; and there He put the man whom he had formed (Genesis 7: 8). Here, it can be inferred; that God indeed took special care and time to make man all just to ensure, that there was no mistake in his physique: both internally and outwardly. He made sure, that man had an enhanced mental ability so as to enable him (God) relate with him (man) on a father son relationship. Furthermore, He passed on to man; some of His essential qualities like, the ability to decide judge and chose. For short, He made man perfect and did not withhold or remove from him any quality that will add to man’s intelligence and

beauty. See thus: And the lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the lord God commanded the man, saying of every tree of the Garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shall surely die. (Genesis 2: 15-17). 8
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in, He will not only teach man to worship; but will also correct, and lead him in all his ways. However, in spite of His good will for man, it was all the same not sufficient to allow him not to be tried. Notwithstanding, this trial, was neither deliberate nor intentional as God never had Satan or his cohorts in mind when He commanded man saying: “of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest 9
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It is clear, from these scriptural verses, of God’s intentions to make man a ‘pet being’ as it were. Whilst, this was demonstrated when after having formed man, he took him and placed him in the Garden of Eden to dress and keep it. God fore saw a situation where when He comes at any time, will find man carrying out his civic duties of keeping what ever commission is committed into his care. He equally thought of a typical family setting where he will act as a grand father, while the man and his wife will act as father and mother respectively. Above all, He had in mind, a situation where

There off thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2: 6-7). Assuredly, if God had considered the presence of the enemies in the earth then, He would not have commanded man as quoted. Rather, it should be noted, that the trial here was one that had to do with the issue of life and death: it follows, that from the beginning God made man to have a never ending life on earth, for which this can only come to an end by way of sin through flouting of His orders. Following the devils anger against God which was worsened when dominion and authority was given to man by God shortly after

man’s creation and having thought severally of all the gains he had missed for having been cast out of heaven and the domino interest he had long enjoyed in the earth which he now had to forfeit to man. All these eventually brewed the transferred malice in him, which subsequently led to his tempting man to sin against God. The devils intention was largely to create a lacuna in God’s plans and so take vengeance against Him, (God) by pitching man against his maker. He concluded, that if he gets man to sin, he would have succeeded 10
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it is a truism to add that the trinity God on their part felt slightly disappointed over man’s sin. This was because prior to his failure, they had reposed great confidence in him. And were already busy assuring one another that man will make it. To say the least, man proved and demonstrated to God, that he is an undependable entity any time, day, where and place! Albeit God having understood the stratagem of his enemies did not consider too weighty the sin of man at first as to make him accede to their voice (His enemies). 11
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In frustrating God’s divine purpose and plan for the earth in general, and man in particular. Furthermore, he resolved, that the sin of man against God would lead not only to a continuous dissertation of the earth, but to an eventual destruction of the same by God. Never the less man during this said time earnestly desired the forbidden fruit though held his peace until Satan came calling. On the other hand, he not having been well informed on the face off between God and the devil ultimately yielded to the later’s suggestions and so sinned against God. See (Genesis 3: 4-7). Hence

Even Though He had watched with keen interest and listened with rapt expression the drama between man and the serpent in the garden, also having considered the ease at which man was lured into sin; yet pronounced His reaction on the matter in man’s favour. Going by this first round of victory for man to live on and the eventual disappointment of his detractor, the devil; the later who having failed woefully to actualise his wishful dreams of: “exalting his throne above the stars of God” as ever since he was cast out of heaven, the trinity and his angels have earnestly watched him to see

if he will come up with his own throne as he boasted all to no avail. Rather he has settled to have man as the centre piece of his interest as an object of destruction. So that in still having his original mission of man’s complete banishment from the earth, has intensified his effort of hunting for him (man) by suggesting sins that varies as he is varyingly scattered on the surface of the earth.

All the same God knew full well, that allowing the earth to exist will amount to so many ills in it, hence for it not to seem as though He is not capable of handling the situation He allowed all things to be even as we can see today. No doubt God’s position on this, has not only proved Him as being more than competent to handle any situation, also it has vindicated Him of all accusations from both man and Satan. Is it not man who today has given the earth so many names such as:- it is a wicked world, a vain world, an empty world, a world of sin and pain etc!

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Rejection Of The Earth And Its Eventual End
It will rather sound surprising to note, that our present day world i.e. this earth was rejected by God as far back as when the first sin was committed in it by Adam shortly after its recreation. Never the less; in order for God not to act otherwise and thereby fulfil the purpose of his enemies (of an outright abandon or a total destruction of the earth) has He shown concern for both the earth as a planet and its inhabitants until now. Albeit this great care of the earth, by God; is in no wise informed by the presence of man in it.

To this end, some have even gone further to call for the world’s outright destruction by God. Whilst be informed here, that it is regarded as a sin by God for any one to consciously or unconsciously call for the earths destruction. As this will amount to such a one taking side with God’s arch enemies to frustrate His divine plans for the earth in general and man in particular. So then let every one hold his peace pending when it suits God to bring the earth to an end.

In the same vein, let no one take it as a cloak of defence to assert or keep asserting that God would still have anything meaningful to do with this earth after now. Though some have believed or are made to believe, that their eventual settlement or the promised paradise by God; when life would have been brought to an end in this world is this same earth! To these set of people, one keep wondering what keeps fascinating them about this particular earth; that they would still wish that God should recreate or reshuffle same and give to them as a paradise. Hence they keep asserting: ‘that the meek shall inherit the earth”. 14
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like: rape, ritual killings, murder, rebellion, lies, suicide bombing, terrorism, occultism, betrayals, witch hunting, to mention a few. Above all, having anything to do with this earth after now by God would be seen as a typical of pouring a new wine in an old vessel, which will eventually amount to recreating this earth by God for the umpteempt time. So then, the allusion becomes that if man who is as bad as he is, can be said to be fed up and tied of this earth, and as such is calling for its destruction; then you can be sure, that God who knows better would never fancy settling his loyalists in this 15
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In as much as one does not pick holes with this, even as our lord Jesus had to confirm this statement in (Matthew 5: 5) which was originally stated by David in (Psalm 37: 11) it should be noted, that the earth being mentioned here, is the new earth that would come to replace this old one we are in now when it would have passed away. This is true, in that God would in no wise wish to have anything meaningful to do with this particular earth which had been soiled by its being infested with demons and man’s innumerable atrocities

Same earth eventually no matter the glory it ultimately purports to exude. Good enough, God has promised and concluded to do away with this particular earth by allowing all that is in it to be burnt up, with fervent heat. (2 Peter 3: 10-11) in other words, God is saying here, for the benefit of those who do not understand that all the things that looks attractive in this present day earth; shall be burnt up with an immense outrageous heat thereby leaving the surface of the earth

completely mangled, derelict and extinct. For which the remains of, would be pushed aside so as to pave way for the new earth that will emanate from the throne of God in heaven! (Revelation 21: 2) this being an extension of that rest He promised his chosen elects right from the foundation of the world: ‘And there remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God” (Hebrew 4: 9) see thus: Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, 16
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Which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. (Revelation 3: 12).

Why the New Jerusalem
Consideration For A New Jerusalem
Indeed why God chose the name Jerusalem and consequently came to like it is strictly reserved to him alone. All one can say, is that God seemed to have this name in mind even prior to His emancipation of the Israelites from their land of servitude in Egypt. So that by the time they eventually came to settle for God’s business

in the land of promise; Jerusalem amongst other cities was seen and regarded as their chief and most sacred city. For instance, King David made it his capital city where God’s ark was brought into. King Solomon on the other hand; built the temple of God in it and made a pronouncement that any prayer made to God irrespective of where and place, so long as such a prayer is made towards Jerusalem that God should answer. Solomon adds: and so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee 18
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You will recall that God made a promise to Abraham of having to raise a nation through him, eventually; Israel became that nation while Jerusalem was their capital city. At that time, God’s intention was to cave out a people and a city for himself; people who will be completely devoid of sin, wickedness and evil. A, people separated unto Him, so that when ever He looks down from heaven their piety relative to the sins of the entire world would pacify Him from consuming the whole earth. Hence God thought of this situation to boast to his enemy (the devil) that after all, not all humans can always be lured into sin through his deceptive machinations; that 19
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Towards their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause. (1 Kings 8: 48-49). Besides it is salutary to discover here, that it was also in Jerusalem, that our lord Jesus Christ did several of his mighty works during his earthly ministry. There are those who have been called out and that by virtue of their calling they can never compromise with sin. To say the least, as God continued with the Israelites under that arrangement, rather than they taking side with him in the matter so as to vindicate Him, instead they went ahead to prove and demonstrate a high level of ineptitude there by frustrating God’s plans for them. Conversely God on His part, when He discovered this great show of betrayal

resolved to go public! And so extend His hand of godship to any one that will be willing to accept it. Thus it was this time that plans were concluded in heaven to send Jesus into the world to save it. At this said time, God finalised to place all nations, race and creed on the same pedestal for acceptance and judgement. Also He resolved on the following with Jesus; one never to kill any man either in His joy or His anger, secondly to be a father to any one who sincerely comes to Him, lastly to settle all that will come to Him in a new home that would take after the name of the former Jerusalem where the Israelites dwelt and worshiped Him. 20
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free Him: And, behold the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to the bottom; (Matthew 27: 51a) Consequently, ever since this event took place, God has gone public and remained accessible to all and sundry where in He has equally promised to settle those that would give heed to His call for separation from this world a new, better and more glamorous home. A home called the New Jerusalem – whose builder and maker is God Himself.

The New Jerusalem
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So then, one can deduce from the foregone, that the consideration for any Jerusalem, whether in the former arrangement or the new which is to come, does not go without a calling out. We saw how God ‘called out’ the Israelites from the earth and made them his own chosen people. Hence in that they frustrated His plans for them and only succeeded in locking Him up in the temple until Jesus came to Builder and maker is God. It is also that earth our lord Jesus promised the meek in (Matthew 5: 5) hence the New Jerusalem as revealed in (Revelation 22: 1-2) from all intents, falls within its prescription and description as well as being prepoundrous and captious enough in form and size to serve as a worthy rest as promised by God to as many as will make it. (Hebrew 4: 9) ……

Note however, that the New Jerusalem is not the mansions promised by our lord Jesus where he said; that: “in my father’s house are many mansions” (John 14: 2a) No! Rather, the New Jerusalem is the new world that true global village which will house some of the mansions. Assuredly it is that earth or city that would come to replace this present day world soon after it must have passed away. Surprisingly, the New Jerusalem would hold several distinctive features; differing immensely from what is seen today in this planet earth: reasons being that in as much as God came down from heaven to form this earth before eventually placing it in its position, a lot of secrets underlining its creation undoubtedly may have been 22
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inhabitants or cause chaos, schism or any such thing in it. The bible adds: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 22: 1-2) Good a thing, geographers, sailors and scientists have all experimented and have concertedly attested to the earth’s curvature by proofing it to be spherical in form. Where in its radius measured along its great circle was given as 6400km (six thousand four hundred kilometres) so that it’s maximum surface area (A) 23
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Passed on to God’s enemies (Satan and demons) so that they can always counterfeit God’s plans and purpose for the earth dwellers, vis – a – vis this same thing cannot be said of the new Jerusalem because every thing about its form and creation is shielded in high level secrecy right in heaven. Therefore making it impossible for any interloper, to have access into or near it; to either deceive its

Using pi R2 results as follows: if pi is given as 22/7, R; is given as 6400km being the radius measured along the earth’s great circle; and A is the area. Then A = 22/7 x (64002) will give 128,679,635.16km2. (one hundred and twenty eight million, six hundred and seventy nine thousand six hundred and thirty five point one six square kilometres). From this calculation you will discover,

that this present earth; would be approximately ninety six percent times larger than the New Jerusalem in surface area. Though the reasons for this we shall consider presently. Sufficient to add, that the curved surface area of this present planet afforded enough loosed spaces by which only a small portion is utilized by man whom it was intended for, so that the excess available spaces in the air, land and sea eventually became a hiding place for demons, principalities and powers to display their nefarious activities not only to offend God directly but also to bound man into sin and all forms of sinister acts. Therefore, it is in a bid to check this wilful display of sin, counterfeit of God’s plans; inform 24
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thing which is completely alien to this present day earth. The later being more or less elastic in form considering its spherical nature. No wonder things like earthquake, tremor, volcanoes etc occurs in it. See thus And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates there of, and the wall thereof. And the city Lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breath: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breath and the height of it are equal. And he measured the walls thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is of the angel. (Revelation 21: 15-17). 25
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Of false worship and allegiance that the New Jerusalem is to be made more compact, close and smaller in size so as not to create room for excessiveness, in order that the selected few it is meant for does not encounter rivalry of any kind. Besides the word of God, described it to be cuboid like in shape. Thereby eliminating every possibility for expansion following; the firm rigidity of its edges. A

From the fore gone verses, we were told, that the city rests on a square base with its length, breath and height all being of equal dimensions and measuring 12000, furlong ( twelve thousand furlong) in the same vein the walls thickness which was also measured has a thickness of 144 cubits (one forty four cubits) whilst from my knowledge of “measuration” in quantity surveying,

architecture and construction engineering; one furlong from man’s measuring scale as the bible opines is 660feet (six hundred and sixty feet) which also equals 201.168meters (two hundred and one point one six eight meters) so that 12000 furlong as the total measure for the city’s length, breath and height gives; 201.168 x 12000 equals 2414.016 km (two thousand four hundred and fourteen point zero one six kilometres). Similarly the walls thickness which was measured as 144 cubits will amount to 66m approximately. Since one cubit equals eighteen inches (18”) which equals zero point four five seven two meters (0.4572m). Hence multiplying 0.4572 by 144 gives; (65.8368) (sixty five point eight three six eight meters) thick. 26
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zero square kilometres). Thus by the time any one finished comparing this figure of approximately six million as against a whooping figure of one hundred and twenty nine million approximately then the reason adduced above would have been appropriated. More so why those who doubt God on the issue of a new earth should retract is enshrined in this simple truth; first the more they keep disputing on its reality, they reduce God, by questioning his creative intuition to do both a new thing, as well as the impossible things which humanly speaking; are unattainable. Secondly, the bible said that: “and there was no more sea”. (Revelation 21: 1c) we all know full well, that in this present world, 27
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From the given figures above, the city’s useable surface area would be, the length multiplied by it’s breath. In other words A = L x B which is 2414.016km. less wall thickness 2(0.0658368 in kilometres) gives 2413.880 therefore area equals 2413.880 x 2413.880 this eventually gives 5,826,816.60km2 (five million, eight hundred and twenty six thousand eight hundred and sixteen point six

the water bodies alone accounts for at least over seventy percent of the earth surface leaving just a small fraction of a little above twenty percent to dry land. So that the massive water bodies relative to land mass for centuries have served as a residing place for God’s fallen angels who having been cast out of heaven, a supposed home for them; eventually transmogrified themselves into principalities,

powers and demons. Thus from these water bodies they are concertedly taking their vengeance against God by using men and women alike who go to meet with them in rivers, sea, ocean etc. for power, wealth, healing and what have you. Sufficient to add, that it is in a bid for God to check these evils; that the new Jerusalem is said not to have any more sea in other for every available space in it not only be maximally utilised, also that there would not be any more hiding place for evil workers who carry out their ominous acts in the sea. Hence in that the seas will be no more, it follows that all its dwellers would automatically be given up for adequate and commensurate judgement and punishment. Whilst the only river associated with the new earth, is said to 28
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Jerusalem, the river which source is even known before hand and which function is to do one thing which is for the healing of the NATIONS. Unlike this present earth, that has its crust made up of both solid and liquid minerals such as; tin, bauxite, gold, mercury, crude oil etc. For which most of these resources are deeply hidden in the sea, mountains and the ground to be discovered by the use of advanced technologies by those that have them. So that where this kind of technology is lacking, those resources are left to rot away unnoticed. In the new Jerusalem, no technology would be required to tap any of its resources as the precious pearls used in forming it by God, will 29
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Proceed from God Himself (Revelation 22: 1) And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the lamb. In the above verse, you will discover from God’s intentions, that He is indeed tired with all the mysterious activities associated with deep water bodies: so that in other to lay the entire issue to rest, decided to allow just a river in the new

have all specified materials being integrally arranged, inextricably interwoven and conspicuously displayed for all to see, admire and enjoy! See (Revelation 21: 18-20) thus, in this earth today, the only available means of escape into orbit is through the sky: where the force of gravity would have to be overcomed, by an escape vehicle such as rockets, space shuttle etc.Though Through the supply of

escape velocity: conversely, those that would be privileged to be in the new Jerusalem, may not need any form of escape vehicles as it were. Since the Holy ghost in them: would ensure that adequate flexibility is guaranteed given their ethereal composure. So that their movement into heaven or the orbit would not only be restrained through the sky alone, but also through the twelve purpose made pearl like gates which as a matter of fact are left open all day long. So that its dwellers can either work in or out of it without any form of restrain. See cover page. Still talking about the new Jerusalem, Jesus once spoke “infuturo” (futuristically) when he informed the earth and its dwellers, that all 30
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adds; let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me in my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you (John 14: 1-2). Bear it in mind, that ever since Christ left this earth for heaven; he the father and the holy ghost, have all concertedly harnessed their creative prowess together and had since come up with a prototype model for the new earth. This model, which was revealed to John the beloved is about now said to be nearing completion, or that it had already been completed, but following God’s requirement for it, is still undergoing repeated modifications and alterations all to make both the city itself and its internal contents an enviable pearl when it shall eventually come to manifestation. 31
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The mansions, castles, multi-storeyed structures, high rise and intelligent buildings that dots and adorns the cities of this present world: that none of there stones shall stand upon the other. (Mark 13: 2) of course this statement when interpreted, speaks volume of the earths imminent destruction for which his word of a better and extended mansion for mankind would come to focus. He

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Following the uncertainties that surrounds this present day earth, which on the other hand; has been the bane of its dwellers, in so much so, that majority have been tempted to question God on most of such mysterious happenings. So then, in a bid to correct as well as extricate Himself from every blame and tribulations associated with

this present day world, God in His wisdom chose to fashion the new Jerusalem not only to be unique but also to stay devoid of all disasters (both natural and man made), problems and all forms of weather and climatic as well as seasonal variations. For instance, you could readily see how men grope in the dark; the moment there is a sudden removal of their source of light, in this present day earth. Hence in the new Jerusalem, such things as one groping in the dark is made not to only be old fashioned, but completely throne into oblivion. This is however sequel to the fact, that the glory of God would be sufficiently present to illuminate the city. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to 32
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overran by external aggressors who may still sought avenue into it; not only to deceive but also to pluck out of God’s divine rest. Like was said earlier on, on how some have been tempted to conclude, that there is no God; following the intimidating circumstances that be felled them which they sought solutions to which never came, or which came at a time they least expected it. Just have it, that situations of this nature would always be a far cry in the new Jerusalem: as God would always be on hand to meet all the peoples needs. Nevertheless because of the fluidal mix between those in heaven and those in the new Jerusalem one may not actually have to always wait indefinitely in the new world to get his or her needs met. As the then nature would provide room for easy 33
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Shine in it for the glory of God did lighten it and the lamb is the light thereof (Revelation 21: 23). Obviously the presence of God and the son here, in addition to providing light to the new earth, also provides adequate security to its inhabitants. Thereby removing every fear, and the possibility of the city been encroached and accessibility to the throne of God for a first hand tabling of request. As the bible adds: And I saw no temple therein: for the lord God Almighty and the lamb are the temple of it. (Revelation 21: 22). This on its own shows that, in as much as we are by all means following God and always desiring to please Him by our works and

services now in this present world, in the new Jerusalem, the reverse would rather be the case; as the temple (church) where we worship God would have failed to exist, instead God and the son are now the ones chasing after the redeemed to please them willy-nilly by showing care, love, affection and what have you. At this juncture I call to mind a day some one asked a question if life in the new Jerusalem will not look monotonous? And I said no! the reason is just that the bible talked of the nations of the earth bringing their glory and honour into it. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it (Revelation 21: 26). The glory here as construed by me includes all scientific discoveries:- in the fields of computer and communications, good administrations, 34
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and so on visiting its inhabitants, it would rather be the angels of God coming to them; to teach, encourage and to fellowship with them. Also in the new earth, rather than having sins such as adultery, fornication, masturbation, blow jobbing, stealing, murder, ritual killings, lying etc. in there place would be spirit of truth; which holds the following as its watch word viz: piety, goodness, patience, longsuffering, temperance, gentleness, surrendered ness, sanctification, meekness etc. So that instead of the afore mentioned sins resulting to things like tribulations and death of its observers; the later mentioned good deeds which invariably would be the order of the day in the new world conversely would lead to giving of life to all its’ practitioners. All to fulfil the scripture which says, that: 35
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Research and development etc. with this, you also would have come to the affirmation that the new Jerusalem is indeed a world full of verities, a shared but common interest; rather than the widely speculated world full of unilateral activity and monotony. Further more, in the new Jerusalem, instead of demons, mermaids spirits

And there shall be no more death! Have it that the relationship that would be made to exist between the new Jerusalem and heaven, is such that those things that causes upset like sorrow, weeping, tears, pains and regrets would be completely exterminated! So that the physical and apparent

manifestation of God will not only encourage but would also result in ultimate ideal peace.

Christ. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years (Revelation 20: 6). Hence the question often put forward here, is why was this reign with Christ put at just a thousand years? The reason, is simply to allow all saints – believers in Christ Jesus to have a feel of what true and heavenly ruler ship taste like prior to the actual settlement: where those who should remain in heaven should remain, while those who should move to the new Jerusalem should also do likewise immediately after the one thousand years reign with Christ completes. It is at this time those books containing documented

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Information about believers would be opened. And I saw the dead small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the books, according to their works (Revelation 20: 12). In that there remains no condemnation for those who are in

Christ Jesus (Romans 8: 1) either for those who are called blessed and holy being partakers of the first resurrection who will spend one thousand years with Christ in ruler ship or those who though may not partake in the first resurrection but would later come to have a part in Christ before the second death: the judgement mentioned here, for both parties as would be read out from the book of life, are not judgement that will produce rejection or condemnation as it were, to those whose names are written therein. Rather it would be judgement containing ones labour for the lord; as well as rewards for crowns, new names etc. In the same vein, the other books as was mentioned in the verse would have as its major contents the saints settlements: so that when the books are opened and the names are 38
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Nevertheless be informed, that the parameter for the determination of the judgement and reward standard which all the same is just and equitable, rest solely with God who owns all.

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The bible said, and seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5: 1-5). From these verses; we could see, that one of the requisite prequalification into the 39
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Called; from there, those who should stay in heaven would be informed while those who should recede to the new Jerusalem would also be informed likewise. After which the none believers i.e. all those whose names are not in the book of life would be cast into the lake of fire. Which the bible called the second death!

new Jerusalem, is that its candidate must be meek (humble) which is a quality that God does not joke with. As a matter of fact, hardly is there any man whom God calls for any serious assignment who is not meek in character. Remember Moses: have you ever come to wonder on why he was able to lead the Israelites for forty years

through the wilderness? The reason was because he was a meek man. To the point, that God confirmed his meekness by professing that Moses was the meekest man on earth. Undoubtedly the reason why God made this observation about Moses, was that if he (Moses) were not meek as to understand God at all times; certainly the purpose of God for the Israelites would have been defeated even in the wilderness: as God could have consumed them following their repeated treating of His word and command with spurn. Now it shows that it is only that man who is meek, that can stand in the gap for others either to intercede prayer wise or to die for redemption just like our lord Jesus. From here, one begins to imagine how one can imbibe this humane quality called 40
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Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Yet with more emphasis as thus: verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3: 3, 5). Since all good and perfect gifts comes from God, it follows; also, that meekness as a quality and gift is also from God and can only be given to someone when such a one has taken the words of Jesus as quoted above in high regard. It suggests, that since the new Jerusalem, is meant for a selected few: as we saw in the previous chapter, though those few has to come from the much whom the opportunity is opened for. So that as many that got born again on hearing the words of Jesus automatically becomes ‘licentiated’ for admittance to either see or enter into God’s 41
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Meekness which tends to have a dual consequence of both standing in the gap for others as well as affording an express admittance into the new and true global village called the new Jerusalem! Obviously looking at this issue from the scriptural view point: Jesus in a bid to shed more light started by saying verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Kingdom of either heaven out rightly or the new Jerusalem. Since our attention here is much concerned with the new Jerusalem, we therefore quip; that in as much as meekness though one word but all embracing remains the only essential prerequisite for entry into the new Jerusalem, the gift as it were can only become manifest in the

life of any one strictly through being born again – which on its own has to do with one repenting from all wickedness and sins, then turning and surrendering solely unto Christ who not only is the author and finisher of our faith, but also the chief settler of every man in either hell, the new Jerusalem or heaven.

that you are a typical of a chip of the old bloc. Who always hold tenaciously to what father, mother, custom, traditions or even religion tells you: for which you must have been told, that whether you believe in Christ or not it does not really matter. After all there are many ways to God. So a believe in some other self acclaimed prophets is seen as not being wrong but normal and okay. To this end, some have even gone as far as undermining the role of Christ out rightly and as such relegated him to the background and rather chose to witness for God directly. Incidentally it is these same folks that have constantly professed the recreation and reshuffling of this particular earth where in they will be settled as an ideal kingdom or paradise. Furthermore these same people who refuse to hear directly 43

Change Your Orientation
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You also believe, that the son of God came down to earth to die for this man who lost his bearing from God almighty through sin? Furthermore, do you also believe; that this son of God who came to earth to do the will of the father promised all who will follow him abundant life! In a new world called the kingdom of God? Or is it,

From God, in their haste have kept on asserting that there will not be any eternal punishment for unbelievers in Christ like hell! Rather they opine that God will burn-off evil doers once and for all at the end of times.

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renege; but rather chose to accept hook line and sinker the tenets of their false religious observance and or destructive traditional primordialties by which they have rendered to a thing of none effect the word of God. (Matthew 15: 6) Interestingly though; most adherents to these beliefs are slavishly being lured into paying allegiance to them. If not is it not indeed shocking to see someone paying homage to a certain religious belief or custom which though do attract wide condemnation from the generality of the people; only for that same man or woman to still keep giving support to that belief with relish and impunity? Without bias it is normal to say here, that we all at one time or the other in our lives went astray and were completely oblivious of God’s will and plans for us: this period which God Himself sees and 45
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Atheism – this has to do with that belief, which does not believe in the existence of God. Yet others following their anthropocentric nature, have regarded themselves as a cork of the walk, by which they have refused to

okays as a time of ignorance. So that in His mercy He yet preserved us till the time of change. Where in we are expected to reorientate our minds on coming to the realisation of this great awareness. Whilst at this juncture, the issue now becomes how one can really

change his orientation on his past beliefs and false religious observance? Hence the solution is simple; Jesus led the way by saying; ye believe in God believe also in me: which simply means, you accepting God and all His acts as contained in the old testament of the bible as well as you accepting Christ to the point of paying him an unflinching loyalty as enshrined in his acts as contained in the new testament of the scripture, doubting nothing concerning God or Christ, so that the holy spirit who is the concealer of the meanings of the bible and God’s plans for man: will have an unrestrained flow in you with a mission for the interpretation and bringing to your understanding ; your position, role and destiny in God’s will. Thus have it, that it is soon after you must have re orientated your beliefs towards God that you might be qualified for entry into the 46
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for such a person is left to be better imagined than experienced going by what the word of God says!

Struggle To Enter
It is an established fact, that no one who engages him or herself in any race, wilfully throws in the towel, but from the outset of the competition shows determination as well as doggedness all with an eye on the medal or trophy set down for the winners of the race or competition. To further buttress our point, the bible adds by saying, that: no man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is not crowned, except he strive lawfully. (2 Timothy 2: 4-5) Here, the scripture tried to reconcile our Christian race with the doggedness of soldiers at the 47
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New Jerusalem. So that as you now advance in righteousness and purity, you become qualified for heaven proper; but where any one fails to qualify for the new Jerusalem, then the alternative settlement Battle field. How they completely appear oblivious of their loved ones at home and rather anchors their minds on the war and fights tirelessly in other to ensure victory which ultimately brings honour

to their home country in general. This is to say, that in like manner is the Christian man or woman equally expected to fix his mind on the race he is running never to deviate either to the right or left but remain indefatigueable until success is achieved. Whilst lending credence to the adage which says, that no good thing comes easy, except through hard work: our lord Jesus, while trying to reveal the secret of the race started by saying, that right from the time of John the Baptists, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence; but only the violent take it by force! (Matthew 11: 12) this equally means, that assuming there is just one door that leads into heaven; by which all have to enter from, then you can imagine the much throng of people that would be doing every thing possible to get in. At least, you would discover that only those who are persistent, dogged and determined in heart are the ones that would gain entrance into it. 48
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displacement of contemporaries, no. Rather the struggle should be seen and understood as having consistent faith or focus in God who will in no wise forget ones labour of love in Him. (Hebrew 6:10) Secondly it also has to do with remaining adamant in certain Christian observance like being constant in prayers, witnessing to lost souls; constant fellowshipping with fellow believers, showing piety at all times to the lord, showing readiness to defend the gospel at all times, showing kindness to others, loving others just as oneself, writing and composing songs unto the lord if that is your talent or if yours is to write books of this nature, then fail not to do it. Furthermore, if yours is to preach then do it and renege not, above all besides this things let all who do them fail not to have an eye on the reward set at the end of each and every duty. Sad to say, that the bane of some Christians today, is that though 49
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Nevertheless the struggle here, should not be misconstrued as having to do with engaging in fisticuffs with ones neighbour or resulting to any form of diabolic means just to ensure the outright

They do all that is commanded them by the lord; hence have failed to fix their eyes on the new home which is to come. So that as their priority for the new settlement is misplaced in their bid towards

achieving self aggrandisement, the door of the message of truism is shut and in it’s place is opened that of the ubiquitous messages of prosperity. Though this is not to suggest that one is against prosperity parse since it is one of the things promised us by the lord as we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. In other words, one is simply saying, that the struggle to enter into the new rest has to be all encompassing to the believer who must be admitted into it; from which the messages of the lord has to be taken from it’s rudimentary stage of being born again through it’s soundness in believe, ones health, prosperity and then to it’s ultimate which is ESCHATOLOGY. Thus it goes without saying, that the struggle to enter into the new Jerusalem, entails each and every believer holding tenaciously to the tenets of the Christian doctrines and trimmings in all it’s 50
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afflictions etc, associated with the system. Thereby bringing to the fore the words of our lord Jesus to all believers that he that endureth unto the end shall be saved. More succinctly put, he that struggles to the end shall gain admittance into the new Jerusalem at least.

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It may interest you to know, that those who will not enter into the much talked about new Jerusalem, are simply those who have failed to give attention, to the word of God. They are those who have resolved, that come what may, their heaven and hell are all in this particular world. Depending on the state of affairs which they find themselves in at a particular point in time i.e. whether prospered to be rich or poor. These are those, who have with impunity cast aside the commandments of God and rather chose to obey their own will. These ones, do the will of the devil who himself is the arch enemy of God. For the bible described him as the father of sin; he having originated same from the beginning. So that in his bid to thwart God’s plans for man concerning his health, prosperity as well as his obedience and services towards God, has suggested different sins and wicked acts to man who on his part mostly in ignorance have 52

Conversely God in His jealousy and display of His supreme finality has also resolved, that those who fails to obey Him but rather chose to obey his enemy the devil, will not enter into the new Jerusalem talk more of heaven. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 22: 27) Mind you, God knows full well that in order not to be addressed as His enemy, every one as a matter of principle have chose to; in one way or the other, identified with a religion of interest. So as to use same as a channel in reaching at Him. Consequently, sad to say that most of these so called links to God, are a direct interplay of the devil’s innovations concocted in pretexts, that adherents and loyalists may with least guilt make the assumption, that their worship is to the true God. Remember that the devil as a whiz kid 53

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Accepted and accomplished same with relish and great fulfilment.

In all that is called evil and wickedness, having desired worship from time immemorial; concluded, that the only way to accomplish his diabolic interest as well as bound modern man with the cruel fetters of perpetual slavery in worship is to take advantage of man’s ignorance regarding his obligations and consecration to the almighty: by initiating various ominous worship paraphernalia; all of course to suit his own selfish purpose. Hence be informed, that any religious worship, consecration, allegiance and so on: you make or purport to make to God almighty which Jesus Christ, is not the centre piece of your emphasis from it’s commencement to finish, honestly speaking you might have been sincerely deceived into vain worship and obedience which automatically indicts you as one of those that will not make it into the new Jerusalem willy-nilly. Come to think of it, would God be regarded as wicked; if He tries to deal appropriately with such abominable people like those man eaters who kill their fellow humans and eats them up? At this 54
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Juncture, would it not sound axiomatic to say that even you and I are afraid of those kind of people naturally speaking. Similarly, how many of us today can conveniently walk tall in the face of those identified to be associated with ritual murder? With chagrin you find people who kill their fellow humans for ritual purposes and yet still claims to be doing God’s service! What is more, God is bringing to our know also that all those who go to church perhaps in the morning and at evening are seen equally yoking in the same coven with witches, wizards and occult men: can never enter into the new Jerusalem. Or how light do you consider it, as a church goer, when you could hardly be separated from the obligations and customary rites being paid to the deities in your home town and villages? As your resolve is that after all; Caesar has to be given what belongs to him as well as God. So then, the decision of God also would have been justified in His words which says that: be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6: 7) besides one keep wondering the kind 55
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Of reward you expect from God; you whose loyalty is to beer and all forms of intoxicants: remember, that all these years of your ‘drunken stupor’, Satan has been your lord and master, to which when you look back into the past you would certainly recall when you either battered your wife, or abused yourself shamelessly as well as cursed God to His face! What about you who has giving heed to the advise from either your friends or parents to put in the family way; your betrothed fiancé all in order to test her fertility before getting her wedded. On the other hand, have you not concluded to put her away by any means possible in preference to another woman because she has not given birth to a child since you both got married? Therefore violating God’s laws that what God has joined together let no man put asunder. In the same vein, you in order to keep your boy or girl friend, have you not inveigh against preachers who came to you, with the gospel of peace and salvation? In addition, those who will not enter includes any one who hears the word of God and by virtue of his or her position, chose to act like a 56
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Dog in a manger: against the less privileged. These includes all those who oppress to the point of even going out with girls young enough to be their daughters. As such takes delight in mischievous names like sugar daddy, play boy, oppressor and such like. What about you, whom God has given the talent of eloquence, singing and good administration to mention a few; contrary to God’s expectations you rather chose to glorify the devil with your God given talents and gifts. For instance I happened to have ran into someone who knew how to drum with virtually every part of his body: of which when you compare the reason why God created the human voice, you would come to realize the immense relevance this young man would have been to the service of God. Whilst like the word that says: “we are like fishes in the sea and as such we cannot do without water”, the young man is towing his own line. Though I pray he repents. My friend, what do you say of yourself; after God must have helped you to attain self actualisation in life, in your reciprocity to the almighty for what He has done, you rather with 57
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Zest chose to be an atheist or at most resolved to settle for other baseless and elusive religious concepts like deism, agnosticism, pantheism and the likes. In fact, it never sounded funny to me when a certain man who died some times ago had to be buried as late in the night as two am. In my inquiry into why it ought to be so, I was in turn told; that it was for the unanimous conveniences of the over fifty esoteric societies the man paid his loyalties to while he was alive. Your appetite is wet enough not so? Then your views on God’s opinion concerning this man and all those who are yet alive and are involved in the same thing and who may continue without repentance until death would certainly be as good as any right thinking person. Above all, those who holds tightly to the norms and ethics of their tradition may equally not enter; reason being, that despite all their purported service to God rather than they look solely on Christ, who is the author and finisher of all faith; instead in their fear for the future, preferred to share their service and consecration between 58
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Christ and tradition in that they having been made to believe, that they and their tradition are inseparable. Thus for the mere fact, that Christ handed down in saint Matthew’s gospel (15: 6) that: with your tradition you make the word of God a thing of none effect. To enter into the new Jerusalem becomes a far cry from reality. We have seen from the above illustrated examples though inexhaustive of how most of us in our daily actions and beliefs have become privy to all the plots against God by the devil. Sadly though some who feel they could dare the risk of God’s final decisions on where to spend their eternity either in the new Jerusalem, heaven or hell: have deliberately chose to remain resolute against all the voices of reason warning them, to turn away from their chosen way of life and turn a new lease of life. All the same, one is not insinuating here, that God is vindictive who will always go all out for His foes to ensure that they are incriminated and punished accordingly. No, besides for the fact, that this present world is regarded by God as a place of transience it follows therefore that all who must make it, 59
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Into the new world of the new Jerusalem or heaven should have learnt at least some basic divine orders like obedience, holiness, patience, self-control, gentleness, love, to mention a few. So that they do not go to heaven only to still wish to commit fornication with angels who may look irresistible. So then as a way of entering the new rest, God in His magnanimity has suggested Jesus Christ as the only religion, way and link to Himself: as well as eternal life. So that in your resolve to be admitted into the new Jerusalem, all you need do, is endeavour to look less on your chosen interest, beliefs, personal opinion and way of life; which may not have worked out your salvation all these while. Rather lay more emphasis not on any religion parse, but recklessly on Christ Jesus: who is our God sent God and saviour.

Particular world to an end, despite the call by both man and devil on Him (God) to call it quit with life on earth? The reason is simply that God is not in contention with any body on matters that has got to do with life on earth. Since He reserves the sole right to do and undo, He has chosen not to be stampeded into doing what He does not want to do yet by His creations. Above all, God knows that if He decides to bring the world to an end; a lot of those calling for it may not even make it to the new Jerusalem talk more of heaven. So then, since He knows, that it will be a misplacement of priority contending with none rivals; He has remained mute. After all what benefit will He derive if the world is brought to an end only for Him to find all the man eaters, armed bandits, suicide bombers, assassins, ritual killers, evil workers and liars, fornicators, drunkards etc. go to hell! Of course it is a settled issue, that whosever’s name would not be found written in the lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire! (Revelation 20: 15) Admittedly for the fact, that any one who practices the above 61

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Mentioned acts can never be found in the book of life: it therefore follows, that their alternative settlement rather than being in the new Jerusalem would be hell. Furthermore, the bible confirms this by saying: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. Which is the second death.(Revelation 21: 8) In the above text, you could see, that support was being given; to the fact that all those whose short comings would include the perpetration of all abominable as afore mentioned, instead of gaining admittance into the new Jerusalem, would ultimately have their part in hell fire! Though one is not ignorant of the divergent views and opinion held by different sects regarding the validity of hell. Undoubtedly, it is in view of this, that Christ at different times have either taken or opened the eyes of some curious seekers to see hell either in whole or in part all in a bid not only to authenticate but also to affirm it’s validity. Hence having heard several accounts supporting the 62
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Veracity of hell, it behoves me to illustrate here, at least two of such testimonies with firstly, the pathetic story of the experience as was encountered by a dynamic man of God in Lagos. Secondly with my own tumultuous account which I went through for over a period of three years an experience I am yet to come out of even while serving as a hand to the holy spirit to write this book. Be informed, that every account illustrated here; is in no wise made for any self aggrandisement, rather to let you readers know and believe that hell is indeed real and is a place of torture, pain and a complete opposite of life in the new Jerusalem. According to this man of God, the lord had to teach him a lesson by taking him to hell following his consistent refusal in adhering to the lord’s voice by gathering his lost sheep and feeding them with his words. Rather this minister concentrated on preaching to souls and dispersing them to other places: this he did, till the day he found himself in hell fire! He said, that one fateful day as he returned from work and was about having his rest; suddenly he went into a trance 63
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And consequently found himself in hell, then as he was busy wailing and crying for help; while he began to search himself to know why he should be in hell at all? Then appeared the lord unto him, there the lord; began to tell him how he had blatantly refused to gather all the souls committed into his hands, instead dispersed them; thereby endangering their later end. During this time of his struggle with the lord, eventually it became obvious that except he had a change of attitude over the issue in contention he might at long last end up in hell himself: at that point this preacher not wishing to near hell or have anything to do with same again then went low and asked the lord, what he would want him to do for him (the lord). Suffice it to say, that it was after this encounter in hell; that this man finally decided to work for the lord come shine come rain. Thus this preachers’ own account when compared with my own experience could be regarded as a child’s play more so that his was just a days’ experience while mine started and lasted for over three years i.e. day by day, week by week, month by month for over three 64
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Years I was tortured with fire of different intensities and kinds by Satan and his cohorts. Though I never wanted to use this particular medium to tell the world what I went through these number of years in hell; hence the issue being discussed here has constrained me to do so. Incidentally I happened to be one of the most favoured Christian ever to be, favoured in the sense, that the trinity God paid me a divine visit during my final year in the university. So that the visit did not end until I was anointed to over flowing by God. After which God left an indelible mark on me. So that by reason of this mark, an angel was sent to me in one of those days who when he came, gave me a new name (Peculiar). This experience of mine with the triune God was so wonderful in so mush so, that God before leaving me had to reveal Himself face to face to me after which He conferred a doctorate designate on me. Subsequently, I was handed over to Christ to continue my life in him. Hence shortly after this experience as I came into the world in that might for the great commission; it did not take long the enemies came after me to the 65
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Point, that before I could realize myself I was like a man incarcerated incommunicado. The next thing I experienced was fire and all manner of torture dotting all over my body, this fire which ranged from wild dry fire, to fluidal as well as an elemental type all gutted me at different intervals. This strange fire no doubt were stoked by demons who transmogrified themselves into various hellish afflictions so that each demon of hell, carries out its own torture mission without the sale of mercy and never ceasing until it’s designated period for a particular torture was complete. No wonder some torture period ranged from between two weeks to six months at a stretch. You can be sure, that no part of my cell, tissue and organ was left unexposed to this tumultuous hellish experience. Though I cannot tell us my whole encounter in this book, just be rest assured that an event of this nature which lasted for over three years can never be joyful. As a matter of fact, had I not been a spirit man following my previous encounter with God; you can be sure, that I would not have been alive to give this testimony today in that during 66
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Those period the fire was hottest I was more or less a living copse: however let God take all the glory for watching me closely to deliver me. Besides today I could best describe the sight of the whole thing as gory, the account as traumatic and the entire experience as better imagined. Albeit what I have to tell those who doubt the possibility of God casting the abominable to hell is that though they assume hell to be a place where one will be burnt to aches after which nothing would be said of such a person. Remember that Christ said that: “it is a place where their worm deith not”. (Mark 9: 44) during my afflictions I was so burnt and tortured with all manner of invisible fire like I said earlier that at a point, I started expecting worms to come out of my derelict body. In hell, the inmate who must surely have his or her soul compete and intact, will surfer from an imbricate tumultuous invisible fire! Which flows and burns from inside the body – just as I had it. And this is hell; hence if in this hellish situation a man or woman is cast into another external fire which burns with brimstone this later situation 67
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Is called hell fire! At this time, anyone in it i.e. hell and hell fire will seek repentance but sad to say, that it would have been late the case of the rich ruler and Lazarus as in (Luke 16: 22-24) should still be fresh in our minds. Just be sure, that this same thing will happen to anyone who misses either the new Jerusalem or heaven. Whilst at this juncture I would personally like to plead with those who hold different erroneous beliefs about hell, to refrain from such believes at least for my personal experience sake. Stop saying because you assume so and so person to be in hell so you would not mind going there too. This plea is coming here in that from my own little encounter with hell, the bitter experience gained leaves me with the notion that indeed hell is not a place for any man born of a woman to be in. do you consider your frail nature who was made from dust and not stone, just like the falling angels the place was meant for. Take for instance anytime there is a remembrance of any of those torture I suffered in hell, I only get petrified. If I could get this traumatised, for just a temporary experience, then you can imagine 68
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What those who will be permanently found in it would face! Friends have it, that it is for us indeed not to cry had I known that Christ today as afore times is still busy pleading with all and sundry, to try as much as possible to turn away from sin and wear on a new life of righteousness. Ultimately, he knew; that as many that will not make it to the new Jerusalem at least, would eventually settle in hell fire! With the devil and his demons. They too on their part, have vowed to deal ruthlessly with anyone who by act of omission or commission obeyed their commands other than God’s. Therefore, the clarion call is made here for us all, to change our views, orientation, beliefs and what have you. As we focus on God through Jesus Christ who is the hope of the glory we are talking about in order for us to join in the league of the mammoth crowd who have already made it and are waiting for the day they would be revealed to sing as follows:

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O Jerusalem on high My song and city is My home when I die The centre of my bliss …. O’ happy place when shall I be, My God with thee to see thy face! He that has ears let him hear:

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The New Jerusalem is a book on hand to re-insight Christians On the need for us all to lay aside all weight that easily beset us: as we concertedly redouble our efforts by the renewing of our hope of an eternal paradise; in either heaven or the new earth.

Dr. Peculiar Emmanuel Chukwuma Nwosu – is a man With anointing for service. He is a man, who After having had a face to face encounter with The trinity God, and having been conferred with A doctorate designate a (honoris casua) by God during the said encounter; resolved in partnership with the holy spirit, to carry out the work of God to the later!

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