And whom do we desire on earth but Him? For behold I create new heavens, and a new earth: and the former things shall not be in remembrance, and they shell not come upon the heart. Additionally, the whole universe as we know it, the entire universe, all the way out to endless space through all the billions and billions of light years, all of it has been destroyed. The present universe will thus be cleansed from all the effects of sin compare 2 Peter 3-7, 10-13. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. Attention is next directed to the foundation of the city which is said to be garnished with all kinds of precious stones. Lexicon Then Καὶ Kai Conjunction And, even, also, namely.
No, earthly riches satan can give. I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. It is then used at the defeat of Antichrist. He will fellowship with us all the time. The New Testament clearly shows the Messianic fulfillment of these glorious predictions in the church Rom.
It is interesting that the imaging of eternity has humankind on a restored earth, not in God's heavenly realm. Isaiah 65-66 provides comfort that the devastation Israel has observed in their history is not Yahweh's ultimate intention for his people. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. Consequently, Paul told the Romans that they should be rejoicing in hope; that they closer they are to heaven, the more joy they should experience. He uses the word kosmos there for the world, the civilization, the order of man perished. I, this I, I who live in this house and this house; if there is a resurrection then I have to be resurrected, who live in this body, this house.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. And Malachi 4:5 speaks of the second coming of the Lord followed by verse 6 referring to His first coming. Whatever among the Gentiles can be used to bring honor and glory to the Lord is here also brought into the eternal state. You reckon in the regeneration all of this, all of this animal world is going to be redeemed? In fact, He is the water. And you want to know something? There won't be any reason to cry for in heaven. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and so had the sea.
Then he mentions 12 huge foundation stones, which correspond to the 12 apostles. And it shall be here after sin is thoroughly burned and purged away. If you will turn in your Bible to the Revelation, and to next to the last chapter, and keep your Bible in your hand, you can easily follow the exposition this morning. This angel may have been the one mentioned in 17:1 who showed John the vision of Babylon, the harlot, but it is impossible to prove that it is the same one of the seven. There has to be a new heaven and a new earth. The results of combining these references only makes sense on a symbolic level. The Savior declared that one must not lay up treasures on earth, where thieves might confiscate them.
The has taken place, and mankind has been judged Revelation 20:11—15. It is that magnificent imagery that you see here. For the creation was made subject to vacuity, to emptiness, to despair, to futility, to vanity, not because it chose, but by reason of Him who did it in the hope of a greater redemption. And they will reign for ever and ever. The New Jerusalem will be fantastically huge.
There is no just ground for imagining from this text that the saints will shed tears in heaven concerning the failures of their former life on earth. It tells the epic story of God and his creation, of blessing, temptation, sin, exile, and salvation. Second Peter 3:12b-13 is viewed as a purging of the old heaven and earth and forming it into the new. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. There is continuity between the old person and the new person to such an extent that it remains the same person, but renovated. The various foundations are represented as layers built upon each other, each layer extending around all four sides of the city.
But it is alleged that a new heaven and a new earth await us. The new Jerusalem will be cared for as a mother feeds and caresses her child 12. This is premeditated murder, or those who hate their neighbors. He will suffer the consequence of his deeds and die in his sins, regardless of when they were committed 519. In some places in our world even today that would be the case, where people have suffered much and where they love God much. They will perish, but You will endure; yes, they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. No interpretation can be placed upon Romans 8:19ff, therefore, that forces these verses into conflict with other clear affirmations regarding the destiny of this earth. But not this globe, not this earth, it still existed and still does exist. They will not come to mind. And there is not a more beautiful or meaningful passage in the Bible than this one in the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans, beginning at verse 19, let me read it. He is returning to take his people home to the Father.