Isaiah, John, and Revelation
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.” – Isaiah 65: 17-19
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Isaiah describes a time when there will be new heavens and new earths meaning the past will no longer exist. Only the new will exist and the new creations will be of greater majesty and splendor than those that were no longer present. If there are to be new heavens and a new earth, our minds and belief should be transformed into something new as well. The old inherits the old and the new inherits the new. Therefore, based on Isaiah and the correlation with Revelations, we know that there will be a time when the things that we see will no longer exist. What we consider palpable, visible, audible, and can be sensed and perceived with the five senses will no longer exist. If the new heavens and new earth are to be new does this mean that they are spiritual creations that demand a new belief.
If there will no longer be weeping or a cry of distress, this means that all the vileness and evil that existed from the previous old earth and old heavens will no longer exist. It means that idolatry as well as many other the things of the past will no longer exist but only the good characteristics of those who take on new characteristics from the LORD. Characteristics of peace, serenity, love, joy, care, understanding, humbleness, charity, compassion, empathy, kindness, and every positive emotion that exists that is given from above. There will no longer be envy, strife, hatred, jealousy, war, turmoil, pain, numbness, indifference, lies, snares, failures, demoralization, and coldness. All of this will have passed away leaving only the new.
Within the Old Testament (I am not considering the Old Testament as old pertaining to the negative emotions as described above to avoid assumptions or confusion. The Old Testament was a gradual progression and spiritual progression to a greater understanding of the LORD over time. The New Testament fits perfectly with the Old Testament since there are multiple cross references.) and the New Testament there are instances when three individuals would profess something in order for it to be true. The three individuals were needed to testify that some statement or belief was true in order to avoid lies or any type of evil inclination or unjust gain. Isaiah testifies of new heavens and new earth as well as John in the Island of Patmos testifying in Revelations as well as Jesus giving the revelation to John. Within these three testimonies, we see that there is a general cross reference of this belief to be true. There will be new heavens and a new earth. The earth and the heavens that we now see are going to pass away to allow for the creation of something greater.
There will be life given abundantly by the LORD, but only to those that turn aside from their evil ways and turn to GOD. Each prophet and believer has added to the understanding of GOD and how He has decided to let us understand the greatness of the LORD. We are unable to comprehend just how great the LORD is in our human minds. History has be filled with different events for positive and for not, but regardless everything has a purpose to instruct us on a narrow path that leads to life. Nothing from the past world will be inheritable as it will pass away. It is transitory. Like a second that is passed and gone. The new heavens and new earth will be imperishable, eternal, and new. A creation from GOD who has completely wiped out everything impure and vain. Like cleaning Israel from idolatry, the LORD is intending to clean us from our transgression under the commandments through the blood of Jesus. We can only become clean through the spiritual and eternal sacrifice that was made on the cross for our spiritual and whole redemption.