The Holy Spirit shows us God’s Pattern of Doing Things.
We don’t really hear must of the New Heaven & New Earth preached, if we ponder on this, then this World will start to make sense.
It’s like what God does first is not His perfect plan, but just a buildup, to what He originally had in mind, after all God’ knows all things, past present and the Future.
We see this pattern with the first man Adam & the second Adam Jesus.
Wikipedia states the following:
The Last Adam, also given as the Final Adam or the Ultimate Adam, is a title given to Jesus in the New Testament. Similar titles that also refer to Jesus include Second Adam and New Adam.
Twice in the New Testament, an explicit comparison is made between Jesus and Adam. In Romans 5:12–21, Paul argues that “just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous” (Romans 5:19, NIV).
In 1 Corinthians 15:22, Paul argues that “as in Adam all die, so in Christ, all will be made alive,” while in verse 45 he calls Jesus the “last/ultimate/final Adam.”
Therefore, since Jesus was slain before the foundation of the World, one can say God knew Adam was going to mess up, and God had a contingency plan in place.
We also see a similar pattern with the first king of Israel Saul was the first King obviously he messed up, but God had his eyes on David.
David became King and replaced King Saul. Again as God knows the end from the beginning, it’s fair to say God knew Saul would not follow his directions and was preparing King David.
One could also say God saves the best to last.
Again we see our current Heaven & Earth and later the New Heaven & Earth.
The first work of God is always a set up for the second, which tends to be perfect.
It seems God starts with a preliminary. Preliminary is defined as preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important.
The Old Testament was a set up for the New Testament, our current Earth has been set up for the New Earth.
If the New Earth & New Heaven are used as an evangelistic concept, then people could understand that this current World is to prepare us for the next.
The Bible says the following
Zechariah 13:8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
8 And in all the land, says the Lord, two-thirds shall be cut off and perish, but one-third shall be left alive.
Jesus put it this way
Matthew 24:35 Amplified Bible (AMP)
35 Heaven and Earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Therefore if a person is really spiritual and sensible doesn’t it make sense to make sure that one is part of the one third that will make it and live forever in the new Earth.
To be continued.
Remember Jesus Christ is the Light & Saviour of the World.
Until Next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving.
Peace. Daniel – The Christian Activist & Warrior