The Bible gives us a look at Heaven.  How do we get in?

The Bible gives us a look at Heaven.  How do we get in?

The “City that comes down from Heaven” is described in Rev. 21: 14-27.  We see that it is huge!  St. John watched an angel with a “golden rod”!

“He measured the city with his rod and it was 12,000 furlongs in length and in breadth and equal in height.”

How big is that?  One furlong is 660 feet.  660 feet times 12,000 furlongs shows that The Heavenly City is a cube that is 7,920,000 feet on all sides.   Divide that by 5,280 to see the distance in miles.  The Heavenly City is a perfect cube 1,500 miles long, wide, and high!  That is the actual size of God’s Heavenly City!

Each of the four sides of of The Heavenly City is 1,500 x 1,500 miles, or 2,250.000 square miles.  The State of Texas has about 268,597 square miles.  The Heavenly City is almost as big as nine states of Texas!  The City of God is almost the same size as The Roman Empire!


The Bible gives us a look at Heaven.  How do we get in?  First, we have to find a “gate”.

There are 12 “gates” in “The City of God”.  There are three “gates” on each of the four sides of The Heavenly City.

The Bible tells us that each “gate” is made of a single, perfect pearl.  The largest “perfect pearl” on earth is about the size of a U.S. quarter.  The Bible gives us that comparison.  We may see how hard it is to get into Heaven!

Finding one of Heaven’s “gates” is as hard as finding one of three quarters scattered around nine States of Texas or the entire Roman Empire!

“The Heavenly City” is illuminated by The Light of God.  There will be some “light” leaking out of The Heavenly City around the translucent edge of each “perfect pearl” that is each gate.   That is the only way a soul may “see” its way to a “gate”.


To whom does Jesus show one of the “gates”?  For whom will He open one?

Catholics know the only people Jesus lets into Heaven!  “You are My friends if you obey My commands.”

The Bible gives us a look at Heaven.  It’s up to us to get in!  Catholics begin by obeying The Church Founding Decree of Jesus:

“And I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”

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