I. “AND I SAW”
Revelation 1.1 – The revelation of Jesus Christ…and He made it known by signs
II. “THE HOLY CITY”
A. From Garden to City
Genesis 2.8 – And Jehovah God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
1 Corinthians 3.9, 12-13 – You are God’s cultivated land, God’s building…If anyone builds upon the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, stubble…the fire itself will prove each one’s work, of what sort it is.
1 Peter 1.6-7 – You have been made sorrowful by various trials, so that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4.17 – Our momentary lightness of affliction works out for us, more and more surpassingly, an eternal weight of glory
B. House and City
Hebrews 11.10 – [Abraham] eagerly waited for the city which has the foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.
Hebrews 11.16 – They long after a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Revelation 22.3-5 – There will no longer be a curse…And they will see His face….they will reign forever and ever.
Revelation 22.14 – Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
C. City of Light
Matthew 5.14-15 – You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city situated upon a mountain to be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and place it under the bushel, but on the lampstand; and it shines to all who are in the house.
III. “NEW JERUSALEM”
Revelation 21.5 – And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
Deuteronomy 12.5 – But to the place which Jehovah your God will choose out of all your tribes to put His name, to His habitation, shall you seek, and there shall you go.
IV. “COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN PREPARED AS A BRIDE ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND”