Various prophets made predictions of apocalyptic events that involve disasters or collapse of the civilization in the past. End-time events were usually expected to occur within the lifetime of the prophet who made the prediction.
Most of the time prophesies are coming from a certain prophetic vision or a message from the above and expected to happen at an appointed time or a season. However, the accuracy of information can be confirmed only if the prophesied events have already occurred.
One common message the Biblical prophets had is to look forward to the new heavens and the new earth that will emerge someday.
Many may wonder what is going to happen to the present day earth. The earth itself is a living organism that has experienced a lot of man-made damage, evil deeds and corruption in the past. Many nations carry ancient stories about a legendary ancient civilization that used to dwell on a big continent and then deluged under the sea level. It is very likely that the history will repeat itself at some point in the future as the earth starts its transformation process.
All the earth’s future changes and modifications will be done according to the will of the Divine power. According to the Bible, the earth will be cleansed or transformed by the fire after the Second Coming and Judgment Day.
It was prophesied that the present earth eventually will be without form and void, in the similar condition described in Genesis 1. The earth will be an empty land without a sea, like a desert. There will be no days, nights or any twenty-four-hour cycle.
Yet, the earth is not going to be destroyed, but rather, it will transform itself. According to the Book of Isaiah, 2 Peter and the Book of Revelation (Rev 21:1), the new Earth will be a place for redeemed humanity. The Most High will make all things new and even better than before. Messiah is going to come back with his angels when “the light shall not be clear, or dark.”
The "living waters" will go out from the heavenly Holy City toward the former sea and the hinder sea during the summer and winter. During the earth’s restoration time, the rivers will be opened on the bare heights and springs in the midst of the valleys. The wilderness will become a pool of water and the dry land becomes fountains of water.
There will be a big variation of the trees in the wilderness such as cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, the olive trees and more. There will be juniper growing in the desert with the box tree and the cypress (Isaiah 41:18-20). Eventually, the land will “lift up” and become inhabited. The men will dwell in it. There will be no more destruction of the land (Zechariah 14:6-11).
The new Earth will be a happy place to live. It will be a beautiful land full of glory and beauty where cosmic time is an eternity.
The Crystal City of Eternal Bliss
St. John’s vision in Revelation 21 describes a new Holy City coming down from God out of Heaven. The City is described as a 1,500-mile cube descending like an aircraft. It is a floating etheric City that descends to the Earth temporarily or permanently.
The new City measures 1.9 million square miles, roughly between the sizes of Australia and India. The City is full of light and streets of the City are made of pure gold clear as crystal (glass) and crystal-clear jasper stone. The City retains many features of the Garden of Eden and the paradise garden, such as rivers, a square shape, a wall, and the Tree of Life.
It is important to note that the city mentioned in Revelation 20:9 as "the camp of the saints, and the beloved city" is a different place from the heavenly New Jerusalem from the Rev. 21.
Rev. 20:9 refers to the earthly city, description of which is found in the book of Ezekiel (chapter 36 to 48). New Jerusalem described in Rev. 21 is 1000 times bigger than the city in Ezekiel 48 (and in Rev. 20:9). New Jerusalem of Revelation 21 is 2225 km. in height, length, and width, a city of these gigantic proportions cannot be located on this earth, but comes down from heaven.
The foundation of the City wall is engraved with all types of precious stone. A long wall made of jasper encircles the City and the base of the City has a square shape. Big high walls have twelve gates hanging from the wall with twelve angels at the gates. The twelve gates are pearls where each gate is one pearl.
The four sides of the Heavenly City represent the four cardinal directions of the three gates on the East, the North, the South and the West. The residents of the new earth will be able to enter the city through the gates without any restrictions.
The City doesn’t need the sun or the moon as it is filled with an extremely bright light received directly from God and there is no day and night cycle. The new earth and the City are the places of extremely bright dimensions with high-energy vibrations. In order to exist in such high energy fields, residents must be spiritually evolved and filled with bright saintlike energy themselves.
There is a pure river of Water of Life coming out of the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing down to the middle of the City’s street. On either side of the river, there is a Tree of Life that bears twelve kinds of fruit. There is a new fruit produced every month and the leaves of the tree can heal nations.
On the new earth, there will be no more sickness or death as all inhabitants will be immortal in new glorified bodies. There will be no more stress, sadness, pain or any type of sin.
Selfish creatures from realms of time and space can’t enter the unselfish glories of Paradise. Elohim has observed that even the mightiest angel could not be trusted with Elohim-like, creative powers. He has tested His creation like He did with Adam and Eve, and the new and refined creation will dwell in paradise realms.
The new creation will be able to enjoy a state of eternal bliss. The life will be much easier as everybody is physically and morally perfect. The fellowship with others will be completely transformed.
The perfect and sinless life on the new earth may sound boring to some, but others will be happy to exist in such place and look forward to see it. Many look forward to see the world free of suffering, violence, and wars. The place where all things will operate in perfect harmony and according to the Divine plan. Things to come will be done according to the Divine justice and eternal goodness.
New Heavens and New Earth
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