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The Standard Unit used to Measure the Wall of the New Jerusalem
The Wall of the New Jerusalem
Calculation of the Height of the Wall of the New Jerusalem
12 = Twelve Units of Time or the twelve circles (glories) round a Clock. Time is represented by a round Clock or a Circle.
The twelve glories are described as twelve pearls:
"The twelve gates were twelve pearls; each gate was made from a single pearl." (Revelation 21:21)
A pearl means a circle, and a circle is called a glory. This means that the twelve pearls are twelve glories or twelve circles. The twelve pearls are the twelve circles numbered 1 to 12 above.
5 = a period of five seconds of five minutes between the 12 units of time.
60 = 12 × 5
= the height of the wall of the New Jerusalem
Definition of a Pearl
A pearl is the circle formed when the minutes hand of time travels round the clock - from 12 to 12 - and the hour hand moves a distance of five sub-units or one hour.
A pearl is formed when the Minute hand of time travels round the clock - from 12 to 12 - and the hour hand moves a distance of five sub-units. One pearl (five sub-units) is equal to one hour.
This means that a pearl is an hour. It also means that the twelve pearls are twelve circles or twelve round trips of the Minute hand of time.
We cannot say the twelve pearls are twelve circles, or twelve round trips, of the seconds hand of time because the twelve round trips of the second hand of time are equal to 12 minutes.
A Clock = 60 Minutes
12 Minutes = 12 ⁄ 60
= 1 ⁄ 5 of a clock
= 1 ⁄ 5 of the circle of time.
The New Jerusalem is a full circle representing the full glory of God or perfection. As such, 1 ⁄ 5th, which is a partial glory, is not representative of the New Jerusalem.
Comparison between Length and Years in History
The physical unit used for measuring the height of the wall of the New Jerusalem is meter which is based on Standard International Unit (S.I Unit). A century had to be converted to one meter or the standard unit by comparison.
Table of Units of Length and corresponding Years
Century (100 Years)
Decade (10 Years)
Annum (A Year)
Explanation of the Convertion
One century or hundred years in history corresponds to one meter in length. The meter is the standard unit of measure of length in the physical world. In heaven, time is the standard unit of measurement, and every physical quantity must be converted to time before it could ascend or enter into heaven.
Physical quantities must be converted to time before they can ascend into heaven because physical quantities belong to the earth. When physical quantities are converted to time, they become invisible in heaven.
Table of Conversion of Units of Distance to Corresponding Units of Time
Explanation of Conversion from Year to Time
The 100 years of the history of humanity (or 1 Meter physical wall) must be converted to time for it to ascend into heaven. Duration in history is converted to physical distance, and physical distance is converted to time.
This means that the conversion is in two stages:
- Conversion from Year to Distance and
- Conversion from Distance to Time
The first table above is the Table of Conversion from Year to Distance, and the second table above is the table of conversion from distance to time. It means that Distance is the intermediate between Time and History or Heaven and Earth.
- History = Earth
- Time = Heaven
One meter is equal to one hour which is equal to sixty minutes. So, the standard unit of measure of distance in heaven compared to physical distance in meter on earth is the Hour.