I am posting chapters from my sister's book, "The End is near. End Time Bible Prophecy Anyone Can Understand." E.A. James. Available at lulu.com
Continued from previous post..
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Rev. 21:1
After the unpleasant day of carrying out the judgment of the wicked, the desolate and charred earth that has been sitting dormant for a thousand years will be recreated by God. What a privilege it will be to witness this creation step by step.
What will the new earth be like?
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. (Is. 65:17) After the new earth is created, we will mercifully forget the imperfect earth from which we came and we will forget any pain, suffering and sadness we may have experienced and we will never have bad experiences again. …He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. (Rev. 21:4)
They will build houses and inhabit them; They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit. (Is. 65:21) During the thousand years after we were taken to heaven, we lived in God’s mansion. But when we move to the earth made new, we will build and live in our own houses.
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like an ox. The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Is. 11:6-9) All the animals of the new earth will be tame and no one will ever come to harm again.
Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection… Rev. 20:6
Probation is not yet closed; we all still have time to choose where we will spend eternity. Jesus is coming, and coming soon. Will you be ready?