6. And he said unto me [the John Class], It is done
[has come to pass]. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will
give unto him that is athirst [desiring truth] of the fountain
[from The Christ] of the water [life- giving truth] of life
7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things: and I will be his God [Mighty
One], and he shall be my son [Isaiah 9:6, "the everlasting
8. But the fearful [those lacking courage], and unbelieving
[those lacking real and sincere faith], and the abominable [those
inclined toward detestable and hateful acts], and murderers [those who
are brother-haters], and whoremongers [those who harbor desires for
either natural or spiritual illicit indulgence], and sorcerers [those who
have tendencies toward occultism], and idolaters [those who give to self
or others love, service, and honor which belong to God], and all liars [those
who are negligent or careless with truth], shall have their part in the lake which
burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9. And there came unto me [the John Class] one of the seven
angels [messengers] which had the seven vials [bowls or vehicles
of divine provision for broadcasting] full of the seven last plagues
[afflicting messages and apparently is one of the seven which makes clear this vision],
and talked [communicated] with me [the John Class],
saying, Come hither [be transported in mind], I will show thee the bride
[the church], the Lambs wife [meek humble Ones partner].
10. And he [the messenger] carried me away
[transported the John Class] in the spirit [spiritual mind] to a
great and high mountain [kingdom], and showed me [the John
Class] that great city [government], the holy Jerusalem
[government of peace], descending out of heaven [the divine authority] from
11. Having the glory of God: and her light [luminary—Jesus] was
like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone [glorious, enduring and
immortal], clear as crystal.
12. And had a wall [complete protection of the church] great
and high, and had twelve gates [entrances—the Ancient Worthies representing the
twelve tribes of natural Israel], and at the gates twelve angels
[probably Ancient Worthies who are representatives of the twelve apostles], and
names written thereon [probably above the gates], which are the names of
the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13. On the east [quarter of society] three gates
[one-quarter of the Ancient Worthies]; on the north [quarter of the
society] three gates [one-quarter of the Ancient Worthies]; on
the south [quarter of the society] three gates [one-quarter of
the Ancient Worthies]; and on the west [quarter of the society] three
gates [one-quarter of the Ancient Worthies].
14. And the wall of the city [the church, the protectors of the
government] had twelve foundations [underlying supports], and in
them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb [the meek and humble One].
15. And he [the messenger making clear this vision] that
talked with me [communicated with the John Class] had a golden reed
[divine standard] to measure [appraise] the city
[government], and the gates [the Ancient Worthies] thereof, and
the wall [church] thereof.
16. And the city [government] lieth foursquare [is
harmoniously proportionate], and the length is as large as the breadth
[extensiveness is as vast as the comprehensiveness]: and he [the
messenger making clear this vision] measured [appraised] the city
[government] with the reed [divine standard], twelve thousand
furlongs [members to a tribe and as there are twelve edges or lines to a cube so
there are 12 tribes to circumscribe this city, hence the total membership of those who
circumscribe the city would be 12 times 12,000 which would be 144,000 members].
The length [extensiveness] and the breadth [comprehensiveness] and
the height [attainment] are equal [proportionate].
17. And he [the messenger] measured [appraised] the
wall thereof [thickness of the protection provided by the church], an
hundred and forty-four cubits [each cubit representing a thousand],
according to the measure of a man [Christian], that is, of the angel
18. And the building [implanted as its protection] of the wall
[the church] of it was of jasper [diamond, picturing immortality]:
and the city [government] was pure gold [wholly divine],
like unto clear glass [eternal fixity and purity].
19. And the foundations [the apostles] of the wall of the city
[divine government] were garnished with all manner of precious stones
[graced with all manner of virtues]. The first foundation [apostle] was
jasper [Matthew—harmonious, popular, friendly, understanding, and adaptable type
of character]; the second, sapphire [James, the son of
Zebedee—determined, combative, reverential, and benevolent]; the third, a
chalcedony [John—expressive, emotional, idealistic, sympathetic and spiritually
minded]; the fourth, an emerald [Thomas—devoted, reverential, secretive,
comparative and constructive];
20. The fifth, sardonyx [Peter—harmonious, enduring, genius and with
executive ability]; the sixth, sardius [Bartholomew—cheerful and
brilliant]; the seventh, chrysolyte [Andrew—mild and placid];
the eighth, beryl [James, the son of Alphaeus—practical, poised, cautious and
conscientious]; the ninth, a topaz [Philip—sociable, peaceable and
spiritually-minded]; the tenth, a chrysoprasus [Laebbus or
Jude—visionary, studious and instructive]; the eleventh, a jacinth
[Simon the Canaanite (Zelotes)—strong willed, intense and extreme]; the twelfth,
an amethyst [Paul—optimistic, intense, promotional and talented].
21. And the twelve gates [means of access] were twelve pearls [twelve
tribes of earthly Israel, particularly represented in the Ancient Worthies with whom the
New Covenant will at first be inaugurated]; every several gate was of one pearl
[means of access was composed of those who had been ennobled through trial and suffering]:
and the street [way of sustained life] of the city [spiritual
government] was of pure gold [complete divine provision], and as
it were transparent glass [revealing the divine character].
22. And I [the John Class] saw no temple therein
[literal meeting place with God]: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb
[the meek and humble One] are the temple [actual meeting place] of
23. And the city [government] had no need of the sun
[Gospel], neither of the moon [Mosaic Law], to shine in it: for
the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [meek and humble One] is
the light thereof.
24. And the nations [of them which are saved—spurious] shall
walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth [all men will be kings] do
bring their glory [and honor—spurious]
25. And the gates [means of access] of it shall not be shut at
all by day [during time of enlightenment]: for there shall be no night
there [time of deception for those within or co-operating with this government].
26. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
27. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither
whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written