After the final judgment, John sees a new heaven, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem. God dwells among God’s people and gives the promise, “I am making all things new.”
The new Jerusalem marks the culmination of Revelation. Since the city descends from above, it is not a human Creation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and... More. It comes down as God’s gift. The city is pictured as a bride, thereby showing that it is the counterpart to Babylon the whore, the city that personifies oppression on the earth in Revelation 17:1-6. A voice from heaven indicates that in this city death and grief no longer have any place. The words echo various passages from Isaiah, son of Amoz, who prophesied in Jerusalem, is included among the prophets of the eighth century B.C.E. (along with Amos, Hosea, and Micah)--preachers who boldly proclaimed God's word of judgment against the economic, social, and religious disorders of their time. More and other prophets, showing that the new Jerusalem is where God’s promises of Salvation can mean saved from something (deliverance) or for something (redemption). Paul preached that salvation comes through the death of Christ on the cross which redeemed sinners from death and for a grace-filled life. More are finally fulfilled.