9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife." 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God.
These verses make it clear that the Bride, the Lamb's Wife, is the Great City, the Holy Jerusalem, which is the same as the Holy City, New Jerusalem referred to in Revelation 21:2. Please note that the Holy City will descend out of heaven and, as we see in Revelation 21:2 above, it will descend onto the New Heaven and the New Earth.
The construction of the Holy City is described in Revelation 21:11-24. It is made of gold and other precious stones, with twelve gates, and twelve foundations, having written on them the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel and the twelve apostles of the Lamb. It is a huge city, a perfect cube in the dimension of approximately 1,400 miles. There will be no temple in the Holy City because God the Father and Jesus Christ are the temple. The City has no need for the sun or moon to shine because the glory of God will illuminate it. Please keep in mind that this physical description of the Holy City portrays the spiritual Bride of Christ.
It is evident that the Bride of Christ, the Holy City, will ascend to heaven (the sky, the earth's atmosphere) above the earth's surface when this present earth undergoes God's Lake of Fire judgement, during the Great White Throne Judgement Age. This has to be the case, because the Holy City will descend out of heaven down onto the New Earth with its New Heaven after this present earth has been cleansed and renewed by God's Fire.
We now come to a wonderful scripture in Revelation describing the nations entering the Holy City before it descends onto the New Earth with its New Heaven.
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