6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
II Peter 3:13-14speaks of these things.
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, lookfornew heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, withoutspot and blameless;
Isaiah spoke of this time also as he prophesied inIsaiah 65:17.
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Isaiah prophesied of these ones inIsaiah 61:4.
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
So let us begin our journey, from the fall of mankind down through time, to better understand what must be righted and in what way man must change.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground(cast out of heaven to earth), you who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exaltmythrone above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
I Corinthians 3:18-20
18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise(let him forget the world's knowledge).
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their owncraftiness”;
20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”
Genesis 6:1-2, 4-7
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God(the angels)saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
4 There were giantson the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Godcame in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air(all the angels tainted), for I am sorry that I have made them.”
Jude 1:6speaks of this time.
6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain(to live in the heavens), but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
Enoch 6:1-2now elaborates.
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto thembeautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.
1 And all the others together with themtook unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants(taught them evil things that today are still used in witchcraft).
2 And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: (this infusion of angel blood now ran through the Adamic race)
3 Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them,
4 The giants turned against them and devoured mankind.
5 And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. (All creation became tainted!)
8 And now the giants(the offspring of the angels and mankind, who died in the flood of Noah's day, turned into their spiritual state as they were half angel),who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be calledevil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall betheir dwelling(we don't see them but they are here).
9 Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; becausethey are born from men, andfrom the holy Watchersis their beginning and primal origin; they shall beevil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.
10 As for the spirits of heaven, inheavenshall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, ontheearth shall be theirdwelling(at their death, their spirits were confined to earth because this was where they were born, they are a form of earthling).
11 And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destructionon the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food(they are spirits), but nevertheless hunger and thirst(no body to satisfy themselves through), and cause offenses(these unseen spirits enter into the bodies of mankind to live their lives).
12 And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. (They hate us! They cause us to war against one another, attack and make us sick physically, mentally and emotionally.)
Ephesians 6:12-13describes the battle.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whosetop is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house.
5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”
6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him,
7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!
8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason .”
God destroys both cities! But look at this! The account ends in incest between those that managed to escape the destruction of the cities!
31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth.
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him(just like Ham), that we may preserve the lineage of our father.”
31 Do we then makevoid the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
Hebrews 8:10 explains.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israelafter those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Closing thoughts, the law of faith says, “be it as you believe”, so do you see how born again man could overcome any obstacle that would stand in their way if they applied the appropriate law concerning their situation, and then believed and walked in that law? The law of faith backed by God's sovereignty would cause them to prevail, be overcomers, victorious! Satan does not want mankind to understand this!
10 Becauseyou have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shallcome upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.