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Title: The Story-Line of Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect LESSON 8: NEW HEAVENS, NEW EARTH, FLOWING RIVER, AND TREE OF LIFE


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The Story-Line of Christian Apocalyptic
Rhetorolect LESSON 8 NEW HEAVENS, NEW
EARTH, FLOWING RIVER, AND TREE OF LIFE
  • In Christian apocalyptic rhetorolect, Gods
    creation of a new heaven and new earth
    establishes a new city in which people live
    directly in the presence of the throne of God and
    the little Ram.
  • Click to read about a new heaven and earth
    in Isaiah.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH in Isaiah
  • Isaiah 6517 For, behold, I create new heavens
    and a new earth and the former things shall not
    be remembered, nor come into mind.
  • (read Isaiah 65)
  • Click for continuation of hew heavens and a
    new earth in Isaiah.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH in
Isaiah
  • Isaiah 6622 For as the new heavens and the new
    earth, which I will make, shall remain before
    me, says Adonai, so your seed and your name
    shall remain.
  • 6623 It shall happen, that from one new moon to
    another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall
    all flesh come to worship before me, says
    Adonai.
  • (read Isaiah 66)
  • Click for new heaven and earth in Christian
    apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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  • CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTIC RHETOROLECT IN REVELATION
    FEATURES A NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH.
  • Click for next slide.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect A NEW HEAVEN
AND NEW EARTH
in Revelation 21
  • Revelation 211 I saw a new heaven and a new
    earth for the first heaven and the first earth
    have passed away, and the sea is no more.
  • 212 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming
    down out of heaven from God, prepared like a
    bride adorned for her husband.
  • (read Revelation 21)
  • Click for no tears, death, or pain in the
    new time.

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NO MORE TEARS, DEATH, OR PAIN
  • The Hebrew Bible presents prophetic renewal of
    Israel, where there will be no more tears, death,
    or pain.
  • Click to read the covenant of peace in
    Ezekiel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
GOD WILL DWELL WITH ISRAEL THROUGH A
COVENANT OF PEACE
  • Ezekiel 3726 Moreover I will make a covenant of
    peace with them it shall be an everlasting
    covenant with them and I will place them, and
    multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the
    midst of them forevermore.
  • 3727 My tent also shall be with them and I will
    be their God, and they shall be my people.
  • (read Ezekiel 37)
  • Click to continue with Gods dwelling with
    Israel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
GOD WILL DWELL WITH ISRAEL
  • Leviticus 2611 I will set my tent among you and
    my soul wont abhor you.
  • 12 I will walk among you, and will be your God,
    and you will be my people.
  • (read Leviticus 26)
  • 2 Chronicles 618 But will God indeed dwell with
    men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven
    of heavens cant contain you how much less this
    house which I have built!
  • (read 2 Chronicles 26)
  • Click to continue with Gods dwelling with
    Israel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
GOD WILL DWELL WITH ISRAEL cont.
  • Ezekiel 3727 My tent also shall be with them
    and I will be their God, and they shall be my
    people. (read Ezekiel 37)
  • Zechariah 210 Sing and rejoice, daughter of
    Zion for, behold, I come, and I will dwell in
    the midst of you, says Adonai. (read Zechariah
    2)
  • Isaiah 258 He has swallowed up death forever!
    The Lord Adonai will wipe away tears from off all
    faces. He will take the reproach of his people
    away from off all the earth, for Adonai has
    spoken it. (read Isaiah 25)
  • Click to continue reading about no weeping
    in Israel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
NO MORE WEEPING IN ISRAEL
  • Isaiah 3510 Adonais ransomed ones will return,
    and come with singing to Zion and everlasting
    joy will be on their heads. They will obtain
    gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will
    flee away.
  • (read Isaiah 35)
  • Isaiah 6519 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy
    in my people and there shall be heard in her no
    more the voice of weeping and the voice of
    crying.
  • (read Isaiah 65)
  • Click to read about no tears, pain, or death
    in Christian apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTIC RHETOROLECT IN REVELATION
21 FEATURES NO MORE TEARS, DEATH, OR PAIN
  • Click for next slide.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 NO MORE TEARS, PAIN,
OR DEATH
  • Revelation 213 I heard a loud voice out of
    heaven saying, Behold, Gods dwelling is with
    people, and he will dwell with them, and they
    will be his people, and God himself will be with
    them as their God.
  • 4 He will wipe away from them every tear from
    their eyes. Death will be no more neither will
    there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any
    more. The first things have passed away.
  • 5 He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I am
    making all things new. He said, Write, for
    these words of God are faithful and true.
  • Click to read about the heavenly city.

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THE HEAVENLY CITY
  • The heavenly city in Revelation to John
    reconfigures many resources from the Hebrew
    Bible.
  • Click to read about the heavenly city in Ezekiel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource A CITY ON A VERY HIGH
MOUNTAIN in Ezekiel
  • Ezekiel features a city on a very high mountain
    in Israel.
  • Click to read about the city in Ezekiel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
VERY HIGH MOUNTAIN LIKE A CITY
  • Ezekiel 402 In the visions of God brought he me
    into the land of Israel, and set me down on a
    very high mountain, whereon was as it were the
    frame of a city on the south.
  • (read Ezekiel 40)
  • Click to read Christian apocalyptic
    rhetorolect about a heavenly city.

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CHRISTIAN APOCALYPTIC RHETOROLECT IN REVELATION
21 FEATURES GOING TO A HIGH MOUNTAIN TO SEE THE
HEAVENLY CITY JERUSALEM COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN
  • Click for next slide.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 JOHN GOES TO A
HIGH MOUNTAIN TO SEE THE HEAVENLY CITY COME DOWN
  • Revelation 219 One of the seven angels who had
    the seven bowls, who were loaded with the seven
    last plagues came, and he spoke with me, saying,
    Come here. I will show you the wife, the little
    Rams bride.
  • 10 He carried me away in the Spirit to a great
    and high mountain, and showed me the holy city,
    Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
  • 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a
    most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone,
    clear as crystal.
  • Click to read about a high wall and gates in
    Ezekiel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource THE CITY HAS A GREAT, HIGH
WALL AND GATES in Ezekiel
  • In Ezekiel, the city has a great, high wall and
    gates.
  • Click to read about the wall and gates in
    Ezekiel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
HIGH WALL AND GATES IN THE CITY
  • Ezekiel 4830 These are the exits of the city On
    the north side four thousand and five hundred
    reeds by measure
  • 4831 and the gates of the city shall be after
    the names of the tribes of Israel, three gates
    northward the gate of Reuben, one the gate of
    Judah, one the gate of Levi, one.
  • Click for continuation about the wall and
    gates.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
HIGH WALL AND GATES IN THE CITY
  • Ezekiel 4832 At the east side four thousand and
    five hundred reeds, and three gates even the
    gate of Joseph, one the gate of Benjamin, one
    the gate of Dan, one.
  • 4833 At the south side four thousand and five
    hundred reeds by measure, and three gates the
    gate of Simeon, one the gate of Issachar, one
    the gate of Zebulun, one.
  • Click for continuation about the wall and
    gates.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
HIGH WALL AND GATES IN THE CITY
  • Ezekiel 4834 At the west side four thousand and
    five hundred reeds, with their three gates the
    gate of Gad, one the gate of Asher, one the
    gate of Naphtali, one.
  • 4835 It shall be eighteen thousand reeds around
    and the name of the city from that day shall be,
    Adonai is there.
  • (read Ezekiel 48)
  • Click to read Christian apocalyptic
    rhetorolect about a high wall and gates.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 THE HEAVENLY CITY
HAS A GREAT, HIGH WALL AND GATES
  • Revelation 2112 having a great and high wall
    having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve
    angels and names written on them, which are the
    names of the twelve tribes of the children of
    Israel.
  • 2113 On the east were three gates and on the
    north three gates and on the south three gates
    and on the west three gates.
  • 2114 The wall of the city had twelve
    foundations, and on them twelve names of the
    twelve Apostles of the little Ram.
  • Click for measurement of the city.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
MEASUREMENT OF THE CITY
  • Ezekiel 4220 He measured it on the four sides
    it had a wall around it, the length five hundred,
    and the breadth five hundred, to make a
    separation between that which was holy and that
    which was common.
  • (read Ezekiel 42)
  • Click to read Christian apocalyptic
    rhetorolect about a high wall and gates.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 MEASUREMENT
OF THE HEAVENLY CITY
  • Revelation 2115 He who spoke with me had for a
    measure, a golden reed, to measure the city, its
    gates, and its walls.
  • 2116 The city lies foursquare, and its length is
    as great as its breadth. He measured the city
    with the reed, Twelve thousand twelve stadia.
    Its length, breadth, and height are equal.
  • 2117 Its wall is one hundred forty-four cubits,
    by the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
  • Click for stones in the high priests
    breastplate.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
STONES IN THE HIGH PRIESTS BREASTPLATE
  • Exodus 2817 You shall set in it settings of
    stones, four rows of stones a row of ruby,
    topaz, and beryl shall be the first row
  • 2818 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire,
    and an emerald
  • 2819 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and
    an amethyst
  • Click for continuation of the stones in the
    high priests breastplate.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
STONES IN THE HIGH PRIESTS BREASTPLATE cont.
  • Exodus 2820 and the fourth row a chrysolite, an
    onyx, and a jasper they shall be enclosed in
    gold in their settings.
  • 2821 The stones shall be according to the names
    of the children of Israel, twelve, according to
    their names like the engravings of a signet,
    everyone according to his name, they shall be for
    the twelve tribes.
  • (read Exodus 28)
  • Click for continuation of precious stones in
    renewed Israel.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
STONES IN RENEWED ISRAEL
  • Isaiah 5411 You afflicted, tossed with storms,
    and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones
    in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations
    with sapphires.
  • 5412 I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and
    your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your
    walls of precious stones.
  • (read Isaiah 54)
  • Click to read Christian apocalyptic
    rhetorolect that uses the stones in the high
    priests breastplate for stones in the city.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 PRECIOUS STONES IN THE
HEAVENLY CITY
  • Revelation 2118 The construction of its wall was
    jasper. The city was pure gold, like pure glass.
  • 19 The foundations of the citys wall were
    adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The
    first foundation was jasper the second,
    sapphire the third, chalcedony the fourth,
    emerald
  • 20 the fifth, sardonyx the sixth, sardius the
    seventh, chrysolite the eighth, beryl the
    ninth, topaz the tenth, chrysoprasus the
    eleventh, jacinth and the twelfth, amethyst.
  • 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one
    of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of
    the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
  • Click for God as everlasting light.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
GOD IS EVERLASTING LIGHT
  • Isaiah 6019 The sun shall be no more your light
    by day neither for brightness shall the moon
    give light to you but Adonai will be to you an
    everlasting light, and your God your glory.
  • 6020 Your sun shall no more go down, neither
    shall your moon withdraw itself for Adonai will
    be your everlasting light, and the days of your
    mourning shall be ended.
  • (read Isaiah 60)
  • Click for God as light in Christian
    apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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OT Apocrypha Resource
GOD IS EVERLASTING LIGHT
  • 2 Esdras 738-42 Thus he will speak to them on
    the day of judgment 39 a day that has no sun
    or moon or stars,
  • 40 or cloud or thunder or lightning or wind or
    water or air, or darkness or evening or morning,
  • 41 or summer or spring or heat or winter or
    frost or cold or hail or rain or dew,
  • 42 or noon or night, or dawn or shining or
    brightness or light, but only the splendor of the
    glory of the Most High, by which all shall see
    what has been determined for them.
  • (read 2 Esdras 7)
  • Click for God as light in Christian
    apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect in Revelation
21 GOD AS EVERLASTING LIGHT
  • Revelation 2122 I saw no temple in it, for the
    Lord God, the Almighty, and the little Ram, are
    its temple.
  • 2123 The city has no need for the sun, neither
    of the moon, to shine, for the very glory of God
    illuminated it, and its lamp is the little Ram.
  • 2124 The nations will walk in its light. The
    kings of the earth bring the glory and honor of
    the nations into it.
  • Click for continually open gates in the city.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
SAFETY ALLOWS CONTINUALLY OPEN GATES
  • Zechariah 147 It will be a unique day which is
    known to Adonai not day, and not night but it
    will come to pass, that at evening time there
    will be light.
  • (read Zechariah 14)
  • Isaiah 6011 Your gates also shall be open
    continually they shall not be shut day nor
    night that men may bring to you the wealth
    of the nations, and their kings led captive.
  • (read Isaiah 60)
  • Click for the gates always open in Christian
    apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 CONTINUALLY OPEN GATES
  • Revelation 2125 Its gates will in no way be shut
    by day (for there will be no night there),
  • 2126 and they shall bring the glory and the
    honor of the nations into it so that they may
    enter.
  • Click for nothing unclean in the city.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
NOTHING UNCLEAN IN HOLY CITY
  • Isaiah 521 Awake, awake, put on your strength,
    Zion put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem,
    the holy city for henceforth there shall no more
    come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
  • (read Isaiah 52)
  • Click for nothing unclean in the city in
    Christian apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 21 NOTHING UNCLEAN IN
HEAVENLY CITY
  • Revelation 2127 There will in no way enter into
    it anything profane, or one who causes an
    abomination or a lie, but only those who are
    written in the little Rams book of life.
  • Click for water, trees, and fruit in the city.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
WATER, TREES, AND FRUIT
  • Ezekiel 471 He brought me back to the door of
    the house
  • and behold, waters issued out from under the
    threshold of the house eastward (for the
    forefront of the house was toward the east)
  • and the waters came down from under, from the
    right side of the house, on the south of the
    altar.
  • Click for continuation of water, trees,
    fruit, and leaves for healing.

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Hebrew Bible Resource
WATER, TREES, FRUIT, AND LEAVES FOR HEALING
cont.
  • Ezekiel 4712 By the river on its bank, on this
    side and on that side, shall grow every tree for
    food, whose leaf shall not wither, neither shall
    its fruit fail
  • it shall bring forth new fruit every month,
    because its waters issue out of the sanctuary
  • and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for
    healing.
  • (read Ezekiel 47)
  • Click for water, tree of life, and healing
    leaves in Christian apocalyptic rhetorolect.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 22 WATER, TREE OF
LIFE, FRUIT
  • Revelation 221 He showed me a river of water of
    life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the
    throne of God and of the little Ram,
  • 222 in the middle of its street.
  • On this side of the river and on that was the
    tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits,
    yielding its fruit every month.
  • The leaves of the tree were for the healing of
    the nations.
  • Click for God and the little Ram in the city.

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Christian Apocalyptic Rhetorolect
in Revelation 22 GOD AND the little Ram
  • Revelation 223 There will be no curse any more.
    The throne of God and of the little Ram will be
    in it, and his servants serve him.
  • 224 They will see his face, and his name will be
    on their foreheads.
  • 225 There will be no night, and they need no
    lamp light for the Lord God will illuminate
    them. They will reign forever and ever.
  • Click for a summary.

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Good Work!
  • In this final lesson you have learned that
  • 1) God creates a new heaven and a new earth.
  • 2) No tears, pain, or death are in the city.
  • 3) The new heaven is a city.
  • 4) The city has a great, high wall and gates.
  • 5) Measurement of the city shows equal
    lengths of walls.
  • 6) Precious stones in the walls are like the
    stones in the high priests breast plate.
  • Click to continue the summary.


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Excellent!
  • 7) The city has no temple, because God is its
    temple, its glory, and it light.
  • 8) God is everlasting light in the city.
  • 9) The gates of the city are always open, since
    there is no danger.
  • 10) Nothing unclean enters the heavenly city.
  • 11) Flowing water, the tree of life that
    eternally bears fruit, and healing leaves are
    in the heavenly city.
  • 12) God and the little Ram are eternally in the
    city.
  • Click to continue the summary.


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Congratulations!!!!

YOU DID IT!!!!! THIS IS THE FINAL LESSON on
the Christian Apocalyptic Story-Line. Have a
little celebration, but do not endanger your
entrance into the heavenly city!!!!
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