(Psa. 102:25-26). The foundation of the earth and the heavens will perish. They
are like old clothes that wear out. People change them and put on new clothes.
God will change the original Creation, but He is changeless and eternal.
Second, God said, “for the
heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a
garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation
shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished” (Isa. 51:6).
“The heavens will vanish like smoke” means they will disappear or be dissolved.
The earth will grow old. People will grow old and die like the earth, but God’s
salvation and righteousness will exist forever.
Third, God said, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall
not be remembered, nor come into mind”
(Isa. 65:17). The new heavens and earth will be a new creation not a renovation
of the old ones. The old ones will be so totally destroyed that people won’t
Fourth, God said, “For as the
new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith
the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain” (Isa. 66:22). God will
create new heavens and a new earth that will exist forever.
Fifth, Jesus said, “Heaven
and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matt.
24:35). Our Lord said heaven and earth will pass away, but His teachings are
Sixth, Peter wrote,
“the heavens shall pass away with a
great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and
the works that are therein shall be burned up”
(II Pet. 3:10). The original heavens will
cease to exist, the very elements or building blocks of the Creation will melt
or dissolve, and what has been built on the earth will be destroyed by fire.
Seventh, Peter wrote, “the
heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens
and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (II Pet. 3:12-13). There
will be a fiery disintegration of the present heavens and the building blocks of
the world will burn up.
Eighth, John wrote, “And I
saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and
the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them” (Rev.
20:11). “Fled away” means the original heaven and earth will be moved or
relocated. “There was found no place for them” means after they are moved, they
won’t be retained. They will be annihilated or totally destroyed.
Ninth, John wrote, “And
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea”
(Rev. 21:1). The new heaven and new earth won’t be a renewal of the first heaven
and earth; they will replace the first heaven and earth. The new earth will be
different from the present earth in that it won’t have any seas on it.
Other verses say there will be no sun and no night (Rev. 21:23-25).
It is the opinion of this writer that the new heaven and earth
won’t be a renovation or renewal of the old heaven and earth. They will be a
newly created heaven and earth. Some things won’t change (God’s righteousness,
Jesus’ teachings, etc.), but other things will (seas, end of death, sun, etc.)
will change or cease to exist.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck