The Unmeasured Gates

Revelation 21:12 says that New Jerusalem has “twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.” Verse 15 says,And he who spoke with me had a golden reed as a measure that he might measure the city and its gates and its wall.” Verse 16 gives the measurement of the city and verse 17 gives the measurement of the wall. These measurements involve the number twelve, indicating eternal fullness and eternal completion. There are twelve gates (v. 12) indicating that they too have eternal fullness and completion.

However, despite the inclusion of “gates” in verse 15, no verse tells us the measurement of the gates. Perhaps the absence of measurement for each gate indicates that Christ’s death and resurrection have unlimited (immeasurable) efficacy for all creation. Certainly what happened through His death and resurrection are our gateway into New Jerusalem (for more, see    ). But there is much more! Christ’s death and resurrection include the judgement of the world and casting out of the ruler of the world (John 12:31), the destruction of the devil and overcoming the might of death (Hebrews 2:14-15), the destruction of the works of the devil (1 John 3:8), the putting away of sin and purifying of things in the heavens (Hebrews 9:22-26), the reconciliation of all things on earth and in heaven to God (Colossians 1:20), and the creation of the new man in Himself (Ephesians 2:15). The death and resurrection of Christ are wonderful! Praise Him!

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