This morning I read one of the most beautiful passages in all of Scripture… Isaiah 65:17-25… God’s prophetic message through Isaiah of the wonderful future ahead for God’s people! A new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells! A new Jerusalem! Millennial blessing and God’s eternal kingdom all blended into one incredible scene!
So here’s what I did… I “Googled” the phrase “new heaven and new earth” into “images” and looked at the pictures there… all someone’s mental images – their imagination of what “heaven” must be like – imagination run wild! And all of them taken together don’t begin to touch the splendor, the beauty, the grandeur of what lies ahead for the people of God! (I’ve included one sample just to tease your imagination.)
Here’s Isaiah’s prophetic vision of it all… (Enjoy! Savor it! Relish the thought!) I’ve included a “taste” of it below from the New Living Translation” … Enjoy!!
“Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! … The sound of weeping and crying will be heard no more. No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred! Only the cursed will die that young! … For my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will have time to enjoy their hard-won gains. They will not work in vain, and their children will not be doomed to misfortune. For they are people blessed by the LORD, and their children, too, will be blessed. I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! … I, THE LORD, HAVE SPOKEN!” (from Isaiah 65:17-25 NLT)
Hey, a time like this is coming for the people of God!! It’s going to happen… “THE LORD HAS SPOKEN!“
And if that isn’t enough to blow your mind, check out Revelation 21-22 in the New Testament! Wow! What a wonderful future for the people of God! I’d say it’s a great way to prepare for the upcoming Easter season wouldn’t you?!