New Heaven and New Earth

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A new heaven and earth were first mentioned in Isaiah 65:17. “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: the former shall not be remembered, nor come to mind.” (KJV Holy Bible) The next verse portrays the emotion of this.  “But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people to joy.” (Isaiah 65:18, KJV Holy Bible) Christ speaks of rejoicing in the Sermon on the Mount.  The Greek word used was agallio, which quite literally means to jump for joy.  Samach does not hold the same exuberance, but Christ often spoke in dramatics to truly emphasize point and separation.  It follows with the word chedvah or joy.  Samach in conjunction with chedvah gives the reader the feeling of double the gladness.  Similar to the repeated expressions of blessedness of the persecuted in Matthew 5.

Revelation 21 repeats the expression of a new heaven and earth, but now with emotion of adornment.  “And I John saw holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2, KJV Holy Bible) This holy city referred to as “new Jerusalem” does not give the same contextual view of place but a person(s).  New Jerusalem is the bride of Christ.  This image concludes the view of last things.

The New Heaven and Earth are two fold in the concept of eschatology.  Both physical and spiritual or fully God and fully man.  After the Great Tribulation and the Resurrection, the church, the bride, the body of Christ as one with God in covenantal, eternal union will experience chedvah like no other.   The agallio will be known throughout the new heaven and earth.   “…Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.”  Completing the promise of Abraham and the last prayer in Gethsemane of reunion of our Creator with His creature.  Forever twain.

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About reverendmaclellan

David Joseph MacLellan is the pastor of Redeemed Baptist Church, a small Christ centered church in Apache Junction Arizona. In 2014 he answered the call to priesthood and took the oath to serve Jesus Christ as witness to Him to all the world. Countless hours of passionate study, meditation, reflection of the Holy Bible spread out over his life time. A love of biblical etymology to inspire great hermeneutics not only for expository preaching of the gospel, but for his own “knowing” of Jesus Christ. All of this, humbly for the glorification of our coming King! Leading weekly fellowship and worship with Holy Spirit inspired words. He continues to write for short blogs on whatever the Lord sees fit. Not only posted on this site, but on a WordPress page as well. Studying at Liberty University.
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One Response to New Heaven and New Earth

  1. It is interesting to read what the new Jerusalem is made out of: each layer of the walls are a precious or semi-precious stone, the streets are made of gold which is transparent as glass and each gate is made of one pearl. To many, they are in awe of such usage of gemstones and gold and pearls. But to God, gold is merely asphalt and the precious and semi-precious stones are concrete blocks. Same with pearls. To God, those things don’t carry the same weight as they do with humans. To Him, it is just a commonplace material. The real wealth in God’s realm is entirely spiritual.

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