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.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a namewritten that no one knew except Himself.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is calledThe Word of God.
So let us look at what God has promised man with this in mind!
5 Then He who sat on the thronesaid, “Behold, I make all things new.” (All Satan has instigated through his evil schemes and plans will be destroyed.) And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (It is our promise!)
16 For by Him(Jesus)all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. Allthings were created through Him and for Him.
3 Allthings were made through Him(Jesus, Yeshua, the Word), and without Himnothing was made that was made.
Colossians 2:15 shows us,
15 Having disarmedprincipalities and powers(they cannot touch or come against us legally), He made a public spectacle of them(for 40 days the resurrected Christ walked among men to prove He conquered death, hell and the grave), triumphing over them in it. (All the harassment, agitation, chaos, poverty and infirmity etc. experienced by mankind today is totally illegal, forbidden by God's law! It is a criminal act!)
II Corinthians 4:3-4
3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
14 These(the evil host) will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them(it is already accomplished in the invisible realm as stated, but here we see it brought to earth for all to witness in the natural), for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (This is Jesus and His new species, His blood covenant family.)
II Peter 3:12-13 shows what happens after God rids the earth of all that is in opposition to Him.
12 lookingfor and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
13 Neverthelesswe, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earthinwhichrighteousness dwells. (All creation will start over, be given a chance at the life Father intended for it in the beginning!)
Isaiah 66:22 prophesies,
22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,” (this one will be eternal) says the Lord (now pay attention to this), “So shall your descendants and your name remain.(An immortal people! Another promise!)
Galatians 3:16, 27, 29
16 Now to Abrahamand his Seed were the promises made(not to those born from Adam and Eve). He does notsay, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who isChrist(we can only attain or successfully claim the promises through Christ).
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have putonChrist.
29 And ifyou are Christ’s, thenyouareAbraham’s seed, and heirsaccording to the promise. (See, the promises belong to those born again through Jesus as they are the new Israel, the true seeds of Abraham.)
11 In Him(Jesus) also we have obtained an inheritance(isn't this exciting?), being predestined(it's already done and waiting) according to the purpose of Him who works all thingsaccording to the counsel of His will(our inheritance is a guaranteed certainty),
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with themafter those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”
Luke 12:32tells us Father wants to give us the Kingdom, it is not His desire for us to be poverty stricken, or sick and aging or to walk in the tribulation and hardship of this world.
32 “Do not fear, littleflock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Yet another guaranteed wonderful promise!)
Notice however God said little flock. Not a huge company of people, but ones that can fit in the narrow gate, walk a narrow path not burdened with a lot of things that will be unacceptable in a Kingdom of perfection.
13 “Enterby the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it(the narrow path leads man away from the world).
14 Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it(the entrance to the Kingdom).
Galatians 5:19-21 shows us the characteristics of fallen man.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident(by their fruit you will know them), which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 There is therefore nowno condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
6 knowingthis, that our old man(our old carnal self) was crucified with Him(Yeshua), that the body of sin might be done away with(it is forever removed), that we should no longer be slaves of sin. (It can only come to us or touch us if we touch it.)
7 For he who has died(in baptism) has been freed from sin. (It is no longer attached, it is severed, disconnected!)
Romans 6:4 explains,
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptismintodeath, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, evensowe also should walk in newness of life(we no longer are property of Satan).
Heaven and earth will be as if Satan never existed. There will not be a trace left of his dreams of supremacy, or any evidence of his self-imposed authority, power and status. All will be as God originally spoke it! His Word does “not” come back void! That is law!
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 adds to our confidence!
9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is whatwill be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has alreadybeenin ancient timesbefore us.
Malachi 4:1-3 shows us yet another promise.
1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave themneither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that Ido this,” says the Lord of hosts. (The Word said it, it is law!)
So in closing, who are those that tread the ashes of the enemy?
The children of God! Abraham's seed! The church Triumphant! The new species!
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. (God will renew and refurbish the earth through His seed.)
So who will do these things?
The children of God! Abraham's seed! The church Triumphant! The new species!
1 Now I saw a new heavenanda new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away(all has been replaced or renewed). Also there was no more sea(of humanity).
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband(this city replaces Babylon).
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. GodHimself will be with them and be their God.