July 21st, 2017
Heaven Has a Wall
Revelation 21:12-13 (KJB) And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
To some people, walls and borders seem inclusive or inhibiting, are shuttered, or enclose around them tightly.
Please take note that when the Apostle John described the New Jerusalem it even has a wall or border about it and included many gates. This heavenly wall is not just any ordinary wall but one that is described in the verse above as great and high with available many openings.
Sometimes it is necessary to have outer boundaries. Boundaries do not necessarily mean one is shut in, inclusive, unfriendly, or without an escape. Borders can be for protection and order in life. There were many borders or walls mentioned in God’s Word for a variety of purposes and reasons.
Nehemiah built a wall.
There were walls and gates found standing around many cities and palaces in ancient biblical times. Two great examples of walls including that which enclosed the city of Jericho and that around Jerusalem.
God told the Israelites about great nations with great high walls reaching to heaven:
Deuteronomy 9:1 (KJB) Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven.
There was a wall around the first and second temple.
Shepherds keep their sheep inside walls or a sheepfold at night. Those who dared to climb over the sides of the sheepfold were wolves who were after sheep. They were considered thieves and robbers.
Whether it be erected in our life, or in the area surrounding us, a wall is built for separation and protection. Fences and walls can serve many godly purposes.
Even God found it necessary to a have a massive towering wall surrounding His heavenly city. We will not know until we get there exactly what purposes God’s eternal wall serves. We could speculate on the reasons it will be constructed, but we know it will perfectly and flawlessly fit His will.