NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
Revelation 21:1 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.
The new heaven and earth represent a new organization of the people of God in a cleansed land.
Yahweh's children through Adam and specifically through Jacob are His children that were planted in the world from above. The Devil's children are of the world.
The sea represents the sea of the world's people. The descendants of the serpent through Cain and Esau. All of these shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.
21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The New Jerusalem is the people. The children of the promise. True anglo-saxon Israel.
Heaven, when studied, simply means righteousness. When Christ returns, we will put on righteousness, our Shekinah Glory, and join our husband.
21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.
The promise is established, He will walk with us. This happened at the 1st Advent, and will become permanent when He returns. Men is defined and referring to Adamites, the tabernacle is our bodies. Our Adamic bodies with the 'breath of life' (Spirit/DNA).
21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
21:5 And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”
The definitions of the Greek word new include: freshness and regenerate.
Yahweh will purge and refresh, cleanse and regenerate.
2Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
3:10 But the day of the Prince will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens (which are now) 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.
Some manuscripts have 'burned up', the older ones have 'discovered'. Either work.
3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (conduct) and godliness,
3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Verses 11-12 is not a question in the original/older manuscripts.
11 Thusly with all of these things being dissolved I such manner, it is necessary for you to be in holy conduct and piety,
12 expecting and being anxious for the coming of the day of Yahweh, on account of which the heavens being ablaze shall dissolve and the elements melt burning with heat.
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
The promise that He will dwell among us. All the ungodly and their unrighteous works will be burned up at His coming, and those of us that are conducting ourselves righteously will be changed in an instant, and righteousness will dwell on earth.
2Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Prince Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Prince Jesus Christ:
1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Prince, and from the glory of His power;
1:10 When he shall come to be glorified (honored) in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power:
1:12 That the name of our Prince Yahshua Christ may be glorified (honored) in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace (favor) of our God and the Prince Jesus Christ.
1Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith (allegiance), being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
How might you be praised with honor for “just believing” if you are “raptured” and miss the trial by fire?
What did Paul saying you would be worthy of?
2Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
Paul believed the kingdom of God would be the result of all this burning. The worthy will prevail.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahweh; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:
Jerusalem is a reference to the children of Jacob, not the actual city.
The covenant is with only the children of Jacob.
21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The phrase “second death” may be interpreted as being connected to the fate of those people who are without the Spirit of Yahweh which He Imparted to Adam: the aliens and descendants of the line of the Serpent of Genesis 3. The second death is permanent.
Compare what John said with Paul.
1Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators (race-mixers), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (womanish, unmanly), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homos),
6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication (race-mixing), uncleanness, lasciviousness,
If you study the word 'faith' in the dictionary and the scriptures, you might see that it's meaning is not the same as the way as it is used today. Most people use it as a belief or think of it as trust. Though these are components of faith, they don't reveal what faith is. Faith is a noun. It simply can be explained as 'allegiance'. Having allegiance (faith) is having loyalty, or fidelity, matching that which you are a part of, (or have faith-trust-in). The “churches” teach to have faith in Jesus. The scriptures teach to have the faith of Jesus. Meaning Christ has allegiance to Yahweh God. He has loyalty and fidelity to righteousness and the kingdom. He, being without sin, attained the allegiance (faith) of the Father. This is what we must strive for. Allegiance, by trusting, believing, seeking, learning, studying, walking, imitating, obeying, practicing and following the example our Prince showed us.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith (allegiance) is the substance (support, assurance) of things hoped for (expected), the evidence of things not seen.
Romans 8:24 For we are saved (preserved) by hope (expectation): but hope (the expectation) that is seen is not hope (an expectation): for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for (expect)?
2Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal (temporary); but the things which are not seen are eternal.
When we are in allegiance to the Prince and what He stands for, we can be assured and have the expectation of the free gift of preservation (salvation, deliverance).
11:2 For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report.
11:3 Through faith (assurance, belief) we understand that the worlds (ages) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The invisible world precedes the visible world.
Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith (allegiance), received not the promise:
The dead will receive of the promises the same time we do.
The Greek is better:
39 And all (the dead), being accredited through the faith (allegiance), have not acquired the promise 40 of Yahweh, foreseeing for us something better, that not apart from us should they be perfected.
We will be translated together.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
23 And to an assembly of those first born being registered in the heavens, and to Yahweh judge of all, and to the Spirits of those righteous having been perfected;
James 1:18 Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures (creations).
Luke 10:20 But in this you must not rejoice: that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
All these descriptions are what we will receive.
Unto mount Zion- Zion represents the government of Yahweh, the obedient administration
Unto the city of the living God- an organized, abundant population
Unto the heavenly Jerusalem- a righteous people
Unto an innumerable company of angels- who prayed for and watched over us during this mortal life
Unto an assembly of those first born- unto our ancestors who passed the test
Unto Yahweh the Judge- who will serve justice and reward
And unto the spirits of the righteous having been perfected
Hebrews 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
The Greek: 25 Watch that you do not decline He who is speaking. For if they did not escape, deprecating (praying against evil) him deliberating (examining the reason against a measure) upon the earth, much more we, those who turn themselves away from He who is from the heavens,
12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
The things that Yahweh created, or planted, or that are built upon, will remain when He returns.
12:28 Wherefore we receiving (taking possession of) a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace (favor), whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (awe):
12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.
21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
The city is foursquare just as the Tabernacle in the Wilderness was foursquare, and just as the sheet in Peter's famous vision of Acts chapter 10 was foursquare. The breastplate made for the high priest, described in Exodus chapter 28, was also foursquare. All of this helps to signify that the Kingdom of Yahweh is meant for the Children of Israel exclusively, because it is measured to fit Israel only.
21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for Yahweh God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such as those to worship Him.
21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:
22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for Yahweh God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Where is all of this?
On the earth.
Paul preached the Kingdom of God out of the prophets and the law.
Christ and the apostles quoted scripture from the Septuagint Old Testament.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Any interpretation or doctrine that does not fit in the law is darkness.
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of Yahweh, keep not silence,
62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Our purpose in this mortal life is to be building the kingdom of Yahweh here on the earth.
We will succeed only with the help and return of Christ.
The watchmen have a duty to proclaim and enforce the Ways of the Kingdom.
The Jerusalem of Revelation chapters 21-22 is the same as Isaiah 60-65.
Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but Yahweh shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for Yahweh shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for Yahweh God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
The kingdom of God is on earth, the inheritance is the land as verse 21 states.
Isaiah 61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so Yahweh GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
How does a kingdom grow? Like a garden, slow and with work. 'Many generations' as Isaiah 61:4 states. Hence our mortal life long age old duty, to build Yahweh's kingdom.
Our Kinsman Redeemer
Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Yahweh: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Birth.
51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Romans 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
51:3 For Yahweh shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
51:4 Hearken unto Me, My people; and give ear unto Me, O My nation: for a law shall proceed from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of the people.
51:5 My righteousness is near; My salvation is gone forth, and Mine arms shall judge the people; the isles (coast lands) shall wait upon Me, and on Mine arm shall they trust.
The isles were the coast lands where the dispersed Israelites went.
51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: 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.
Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
51:7 Hearken unto Me, ye that know righteousness, the people (Israelites) in whose heart is My law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
4 And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.
Psalm 118:6 Yahweh is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
51:16 And I have put My words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of Mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art My people.
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
God gave us this word (Bible) so he can plant (create) the new heaven and earth just like He planted His family in the earth.
He called our attention to Him, so we can do His word.
Stand! Prove your allegiance. Do your duty.
Build the Kingdom of Yahweh with knowledge and understanding.
The Kingdom of Yahweh is Righteousness.