2Peter 3 : 9 . The lord is not slack concerning his promise
Habakuk 2: 3. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it: because it will surely come, it will not tarry .
( Habakuk tells God how bad things are and God says it will get worse before judgement comes ).
Daniel 10 :14. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days:…
Daniel 2:28. But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are these;
Genesis 49 :1 . And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, gather yourselves together, that I may tell that which shall befall you in the last days….
Hebrew 10:37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come, will come, and will not tarry. ( Haleluyah ! Amen . )
2Petr 3:9. ‘.. but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish ( Ezek. 33 : 11 .I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked:.. ) ,but that all should come to repentance.
V.10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night ( 1Thess. 5: 2; Mat. 24: 43, 44 Rev.3:3 Mk.13:32-36; Lk. 12: 35-40 ); in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
(1Cor. 3 11 -15; 1Pet 1:4 -7; Job 23:10; Prov. 17: 3 ) – incl. Our works of wood, hay, and stubble.
Isaiah 51:6 ( read from v.1) 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 ( Heb. 1 :10 – 12 ), and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isaiah 65:17 – 25. For ,behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall be remembered, nor come into mind. ( read on to v.25 )
2peter3: 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation ( separated living – 1Cor. 7: 1 ) and godliness
V.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? ( Ps. 50: 3 -6; Dan. 7: 9, 10; Isa> 13 : 9 – 11; 34: 4 ) .
V.13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
( Rev. 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.
V2. and I John saw the holy city,new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.-V.9…. the bride, the Lamb’s wife… V.10. The holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
V.22. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.) read to v.26.
1Cor.15:23. (The rapture and judgement will be soon). But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits: and afterwards they that are Christ’s at his coming ( the elect. ).
V.24. THEN COMES THE END, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father: when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
V.25. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
V.26. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
NB. From the cross Christ reigns: and we, the elect, with him.
Ephesians 1:20…., when he (God) raised him ( Christ ) from the dead, and set him ( Christ) at his ( God’s ) own right hand in the heavenly places,
Ephesians 2:6: And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
NB. The Lamb ( Jesus Christ ) was slain from the foundation of the world ( Gen. 3:15: Rev.13:8) and the elect also was written in the book of life ( Eph.1:4,5:Rom.8:29 )to become sons of God (Jn.1:12) by the spirit of adoption (Rom.8:15) from every nation, kindred, people, and tongue (Rev.7:14) since the foundation of the world, and there is only one elect:’ Neither Jew nor Greek, Neither bond nor free, Neither male nor female : for ye are all one in Christ Jesus .’ ( Gal.3:28; Rom. 10:12; Rom.3:22:co13:11: Acts 15:9:Rom .2: 28:29: & etc.)
2Timothy 3:1. ‘ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come–‘ (Vs.2-5-18 signs of the times=666) It is here now, just as in the days of Noah and Lot, with more than 30,000 false religions around the world.
1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2Thessalonians 2:3.:..:for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first (apostasy) , and that man sin be revealed, the son of perdition .( Rev. 11: 7. who – ascended out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them – the saints – Dan. 7:21; Zech. 14: 2. Rev. 13: 7 )
——Then comes the last trump.—( 1Cor. 15 : 52 )
Revelation 11:15. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
V.18. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they be judged, and that you should give reward to thy servant the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroyed them which destroyed the earth.
1Corinthians 15 : 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed ( 1Jn. 3:2 ).
( Lk. 13: 1-5;Jn.5:14; Rev. 9:20,21; – only those that truly repent are included in the remnant, the elect. )
Genesis 2 : 2 . ‘ And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made: V.3. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it…’
Hebrew 4: 10 . For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God from his.
John 19 :30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
NB. God has reconciled all his people to himself through Jesus Christ’s finished work at the cross. When the last person called of God comes in, it is the end of the world…Rev.10:6.. time no more.. at the end of the great tribulation – we are in it now – Jesus will come in all his glory and gather all his elect at once ( Mat. 24: 31; Lk. 18 :7; Rom. 8:33; 2Tim. 2:10; James 2:5 ).
Matthew 24:14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come.
1Thessalonians 4: 16, 17. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God ( 1Cor. 15:52 ) : and the dead in Christ shall arise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Daniel 9 : 24. ‘.. to finish the transgression..’ ) breaking the law of God ) , and ‘. To make an end of sins..’ ( the sin nature inherited from Adam Rom. 5: 12 ) .Jesus completed the work at the cross, and, as each person is born again he or she becomes a partaker in the completed work and has been’ reconciled for iniquity’, see also Isaiah 53: 10. Then we have come into God’s everlasting righteousness ( see Rev. 14: 6 – the everlasting gospel).
Jesus was crucified in the midst of the seventieth week – a spiritual half a week, 3 ½ years, 42 months, or 1260 days, is from the cross to the end of this age, when the last convert is saved ( Jn. 21: 11 – Peter pulled in with the others exactly 153 fish ( -17 x 9 ) . !7 spiritual perfection as ordained by God, and 9 = Finality, the resurrection in Jesus Christ: the complete bride, the true church, – then Jesus said, come and dine.
1Peter 4:17. For the time is come that judgement must begin at the house of God: and if first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God ( Ezek. 9: 4 – 11 .( Rev. 7: 3 ).
‘… Set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sign and cry for all the abominations…’
‘…Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads..’ – the elect, the remnant,
2Peter 3: 10- 13. ( To remind you the day will come suddenly )as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with a fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these shall be dissolved, what manner of person aught you to be in all Holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day ofGod, wherein the heavens, being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2Timothy 2: 7. Consider what say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH……PART 2.
Acts 3: 19 – 21. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ ( second coming ) , which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all this holy prophets since the world began.
RESTITUTION = restoring of all things to proper owner.
= Reparation for injury
= Restoring of things to its original state.
=Restoration of conjugal rights– of God, a full return of man’s fellowship with God before Adam fell.
( Not on this world, ie. The flesh – 1 Corinthians 15:50.)
Isaiah 65:17. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come mind.
2Peter 3:(9-13)13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a
new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Rev.21:1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Revelation 20:11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away: and there was found no place for them.
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 judgement and perdition of ungodly men.
Isaiah 66:15. For, behold the LORD will come with fire, and with chariots like whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
V.16. For by fire and by his sword (the word of God) will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD will be many. (chariots of fire – angels of his power).
2Thessalonions 1:7-9(10a) And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his almighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
V.10. When he shall come to be glorified in his saints….in that day. (Mat.25-sheep nations, the elect…goat nations, the sinners…at the same time).
Hebrew 12:26.’…whose voice (God) then shook the earth; but now he hath promised, saying, yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
V.27. And this word, yet once more (Haggai 2:6,7) signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain-
V.29. For our God is a consuming fire.
Matthew 13:27-43. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; The good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the trees are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The son of the man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnance of fire; There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. THEN shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear (Lk.24:45; Mat.13:11; Mat.24:21,22,29-31.)
Consider the vastness of the universe and see the earth as the bottomless pit. Satan is bound and on a leash, restricted by god in man’s realm (Rev. 12:9-12), but now has been loosed out of his prison and is deceiving the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle..(Rev. 20:7-10)(Isaiah 13:9-13)(and Isaiah 34:4-6).
Isaiah 24, 25, & 26- the time of the gospel church from the cross to the second coming that survives in the wilderness throughout all this time. (Rev. 12:1-17)