“New Heavens and a New Earth”
Many of us wonder what eternity will be like.
What will we remember from our earthly life?
Isaiah 65 gives us a hint.
Please read the following verses.
17 “Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.
20 “Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach a hundred
will be considered accursed.
21 They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,
For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people;
my chosen ones will long enjoy
the works of their hands.
23 They will not toil in vain
or bear children doomed to misfortune;
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord,
they and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but dust will be the serpent’s food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,”
Man oh man, these verses excite me and increase my faith and wonder.
Whatever the Lord has in store for believers, whatever it will be like, simply rejoice and understand that it will be so much more than this earthly living that we will not remember how it was to live on earth.
As you read this, you probably noticed that many of these verses are repeated in Revelation. The Will of the Lord is going to happen and we will be so tremendously glad it does. Amen