Ever since I was a young girl, roughly around 7 years old, I have had quite the fascination with the book of Revelations. At first, it was the verses of Revelations 21 that held my interest. How could they not? To a young girl who in some ways longed for a sparkly palace homestead, it was a mental picture of pure perfection, even if I had no clue what some of the gems actual looked like.
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
These verses held for me a much brighter ever after, one that was made achievable since I had accepted Jesus as the savior of my tiny little heart. Though many of years have passed since I first discovered this scripture group and my knowledge of the last book of the Bible (which is of the upmost seriousness) has increased immeasurably, it is still one that puts a delighted smile onto my face.
Remember as you yourself read Revelations that though the pages may get a bit “heavy” as very serious topics are at hand, remember this and know that the end is only the beginning for those that have accepted Jesus Christ as lord and savior.
So henceforth, to spark your interest in the book itself and because I have never come across a song to the likes of the EVER below, take a listen to Doomsday Insurance by Theory Hazit. It is the best lyrical representation of the book that has ever been (to my knowledge) and probably ever will be. It might give you the willys with your first listen, but try it again after a few minutes or hours or days.