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The New Jerusalem will come when the new heaven and the new earth come, and the current heaven and earth will pass away [1]. The New Jerusalem, also called the Holy City, will come down out of the new heaven and onto the new earth, looking prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband [2]. A "loud voice" called it the dwelling of God [3]. The One who is the Alpha and the Omega said that the overcomer will inherit all of this [4]. One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the last seven plagues called the city the bride of Jesus [5].

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The New Jerusalem will be a place of blessings. The curse of the old earth will be gone (Revelation 22:3). In the city are the tree of life “for the healing of the nations” and the river of life (verses 1–2). It is the place that Paul spoke of: “In the coming ages [God] might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7). The New Jerusalem is the ultimate fulfillment of all God’s promises. The New Jerusalem is God’s goodness made fully manifest.

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  1. Revelation 21:1 (Link)
  2. Revelation 21:2 (Link)
  3. Revelation 21:3 (Link)
  4. Revelation 21:6-7 (Link)
  5. Revelation 21:9 (Link)
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