The Dimensions of Heaven

In Revelation 21 God gave John a detailed description of Heaven. We often read over it and don’t consider it or apply our imagination to these verses. In verse 16 it says ” And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth; and he measured the city with the Reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.” Now a furlong is an eighth of a mile. 12000 furlongs equals 1500 miles. This makes Heaven 6000 miles around so it would take 100 hours or four days and four hours to drive around it at 60 miles an hour no stopping. Also each level of the city has 2,250,000 square miles. If you put 10 miles between each level you have 150 levels. This makes 337,500,000 square miles. Of course you could have one mile or half a mile between levels, just add the zeros. If you take the cubic miles it equals 3,375,000,000. These figures show that Heaven is larger than most countries and made of gold on top of that! If you want more fun multiple times the miles on all this and write it on a dry erase or chalk board and watch a Sunday School class wake up and get excited. Believing the Bible will take your mind off petty worries and create a desire for things above that will help you more than anyone else on Earth.

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