The Creation Of The New Earth. 04/19/2014 (Evening thought)

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

This passage of scripture tells us with certainty that God is going to make all things new, after bringing a permanent end to sin. The same creative, Omnipotent power that brought this world into existence will one day again be exercised to produce a new earth, teeming with life and flowers and trees of every sort and hue. Life as we know it just cannot continue forever. The cares, the sorrows, the disappointments, the heartaches, the funerals will all be brought to a permanent end, and the everlasting reign of righteousness in the new earth will be ushered in.

One of the changes that will be put in place, according to the passage in Isaiah, has to do with the new nature that will be given to the animal kingdom. In the beginning when God created this earth, all the animals ate grass, and as such were known to be herbivores. This original diet that God had ordained for them, had a lot to do with their temperament and their overall attitude towards man and each other. But with the entrance of sin, the once docile creatures became more and more ferocious, and their natures became more aggressive as their thirst for blood increased.

This is one of the reasons why God saw fit to destroy the earth by a flood, for as stated in the scriptures, every living creature, both man and beast, had been corrupted and tainted by man's transgression. let's read:

Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

The eating of blood also affected man's nature and caused him to look upon the life of others and the life of beasts with little indifference, hence the reason why God strictly forbade the eating of any blood by his people, because the natural results would bring in it's train, diseases of all sorts, fierce dispositions, and increased violent behavior. Let's read:

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. 12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. 13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. 14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

Therefore, in the creation of the new earth, the former things that we've now been accustomed to would be done away with, and the nature of man and beast will be what the Lord originally intended. We therefore end with a passage of scripture that points us forward to that great day when all things would be made new. Let's read:

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. 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. 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.

We encourage everyone to avail ourselves of God's salvation today so that we can be a part of the new creation that God has promised. "Good night" and God bless!