Revelation 21:25

ESV and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.
NIV On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
NASB In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;
CSB Its gates will never close by day because it will never be night there.
NLT Its gates will never be closed at the end of day because there is no night there.
KJV And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

What does Revelation 21:25 mean?

The gates of New Jerusalem will never be shut to those who qualify by faith in Christ to enter the city. In ancient times cities closed their gates at night to keep out hostile forces, but no hostile forces exist to threaten New Jerusalem. All kinds of evil occurred under the cloak of darkness in ancient times, as well as today, and hostile forces usually chose nighttime to invade an ancient city, but night does not exist inside New Jerusalem. The city's all-pervasive light emanates from the glory of God and the Lamb.

The perpetually open gates are a clear reminder that Jesus is the Door to heaven and He does not withdraw His invitation to enter (John 10:7–9). However, if a person rejects the invitation and dies, it is too late to change his eternal destination. Hebrews 9:27 states: "It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment." Second Corinthians 6:2 and Hebrews 3:15 offer valuable counsel: "Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation." "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
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