The vision of the new Jerusalem (chapter 21)

One of the angels came to John and told him, “Come!  I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb.”  In the spirit, this angel carried John away to a great high mountain.  He showed him the holy city Jerusalem coming down from heaven with the glory of God.  It was a very rare jewel, like a crystal-clear jasper.  This city had a great high wall with twelve gates and twelve angels, one for each gate.  The twelve gates had the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, with three gates in each direction, north, south, east, and west.  The city wall had twelve foundations with the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb.  Do you think that the number twelve is important?


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