When a man or woman dreams of what marriage can be, there is a unified, complementary vision of a comfortable, shared life brimming with purpose and prosperity. Even if we are looking for a simple life, there is a high value of internal qualities that lead us to pursue the relationship. We are inspired by the treasured qualities of the other.

As preparation precedes marriage, God is at work preparing the dwelling place for His girl. He is building something that will house that essential unity between God and His People. God created marriage and the Holy City is a home for His Bride.

Revelation 21:
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Just as Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, the Bride of Christ will live a transfigured life in a transfigured city. The perception and substance of reality will be transformed in such a way that suffering and impermanence will be lifted from her. She will always live and always be comforted in complete union with God.

The New Earth that the New Jerusalem descends upon has no more sea. The ancient picture of chaos has been taken from the New Earth.