151 A reed is for measuring, and measuring is for taking possession (Ezek. 40:5; Zech. 2:1-2; Rev. 11:1). Since gold signifies the divine nature of God, golden here indicates that the city, its gates, and its wall are measured according to God's divine nature. Anything that does not match the divine nature of God does not belong to the New Jerusalem. The entire city, with its gates and wall, can pass the measuring and testing of the divine nature of God; hence, it is fit to be God's possession.