Summary: Study in Revelation using "The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible" as a guide.
STUDY IN REVELATION 37
The New Heavens, The New Earth
and The New Jerusalem Revealed
Revelation 21: 1-8
Have ever thought about what eternity will be like? What will it be like to live with God, forever and ever?
Let’s take a closer look at these eight verses and see what it will be like.
V. 1John sees a new creation as new heaven and a new earth were made.
What happened to the old one?
nothing, God just made a new somewhere else. John said they had passed away and even the sea was gone.
The reality is that everything as we know it will be totally destroyed.
Put a check in the box next to the items that are gone, forever:
The sun The moon Every star Satan All believers Every planet Severe thunderstorms Hurricanes Tornados Tragic weather God
Do you believe that every star and planet in every solar system will be gone Yes No Just our solar system
What do think will be so different about this new heaven and new earth? Discussion time
The next time you look up at a starry night, smell a flower, or look out across a field of wheat or look at any of the wonders of this world; try to imagine what the night sky will look like, what the world around you will look and smell like when those things are part of a universe without sin.
I wonder what they will be like, created in perfect magnificence.
V.2 John saw the City of God, the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven.
But I thought that heaven and earth passed away? Remember what Paul said about trip he took?
2Cr 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven. [NKJV]
2Cr 12:2 I was caught up into the third heaven fourteen years ago. [NLT]
Why would God destroy His dwelling place? He didn’t need to, since His dwelling place would already be perfect.
Some would argue that the only thing that is destroyed is the earth and the surrounding atmosphere. But when you take the earth out of the equation you throw the entire universe into a tail spin.
John also said that the new earth was adorned like a bride. Now I have been to few weddings where the bride was wearing blue jeans but for the most part the bride is adorned in magnificent beauty.
We will discuss this New Jerusalem in more detail, in the next passage.
V. 3 There is going to be immediate fellowship with God.
Can you think of a time or times, when you could not feel the presence of God?
Think about how wonderful it will be when we will never fell that way again. We will always be in the presence of God and able to fellowship with Him face to face.
WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE!!!!!!
V4-6 Everything will be just perfect.
When this day comes we will not only be living a perfect world but a perfected or glorified body, as well.
Look at the words of this wonderful hymn
There is coming a day when no heartaches shall come
No more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye.