- New Heaven & Earth
- Heavens Unroll
The “new world” that we can expect to arrive shortly is not a new planet, but rather a new version of our earth and sky. On this page, we will review what the prophecies say about it, what will cause it, and what effect it will have upon the people?
New Heaven & Earth
The relevant verses are:
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. (Isaiah 65)
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. (Isaiah 66)
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3)
There is a fourth commonly known verse, but it does not pertain to this first change:
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. (Revelation 21)
We can learn the nature of the new world by reviewing each prophecy in detail.
Isaiah 65 is the foremost prophecy concerning millennial life. It begins with the New Heavens and Earth and ends with animals no longer being slaughtered:
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
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. (Isaiah 65)
a. New heavens
b. New earth
c. No more weeping or crying
d. No more premature deaths
e. No more oppression, God owns the land, no more taxes
f. There are still families and couples procreating
g. Communication with God will be effortless, simultaneous
h. Enmity ceases between animals, and between man and animals
i. Everyone will become vegetarian
Isaiah 66 continues with religious details.
5 Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the Lord that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
15 For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (Isaiah 66)
a. God-haters will be ashamed
b. Enemies punished, the Lord will render their reward
c. Glory of Gentiles will go to Jerusalem and believers wherever they are
d. Jerusalem and believers will be at peace
e. Believers comforted, God-haters receive His indignation
f. The unrepentant destroyed by flame or sword
g. God knows our works and thoughts
h. Everyone will see God’s glory when it is revealed
i. God’s revealed glory will be clarified to the uneducated
j. Believers will come to Jerusalem as an offering
k. God will choose servants from among believers, need not to be of the tribe of Levi
l. New heavens and earth
m. Everyone must come to worship God
n. Slain bodies of the unrepentant will remain as a reminder of iniquity
As often happens, Peter conflates (i.e., merges) the two “Days of the Lord” and ties the first New Heaven and Earth with the second Day of the Lord. There are two “New Heavens and New Earths” in prophecy and two “Days of the Lord.” Each Day of the Lord will be accompanied by a New Heaven and New Earth.
The first Day of the Lord will accompany the first New Heaven and New Earth, which will occur at the beginning of The Millennium of Peace; the second will come at the end of it. One of the differences, of course, is that one refers to the elements melting with fervent heat, which applies at the end of The Millennium of Peace.
Another difference is, one refers to the Lord coming as “a thief in the night,” which could only apply to the first Day of the Lord and the first New Heaven and New Earth. In the following prophecy, Peter rightly joins the first Day of the Lord with Jesus coming like a thief in the night and a New Heaven and Earth, but incorrectly attaches the elements melting with fire:
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
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?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3)
The following prophecy is speaking purely of the second New Heaven and New Earth. It is important to note when the prophesied New Jerusalem will descend to the earth.
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.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
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.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. (Revelation 21)
In the center of the New Jerusalem is the tabernacle or temple of God. If it were to come down at the beginning of The Millennium of Peace, there would be no need for a temple to be built as was prophesied in Ezekiel 40-42. The previous chapter (Revelation 20) confirms this timing; it ends with the close of The Millennium of Peace with all dead being judged and all dead becoming resurrected:
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
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.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20)
There is another expression of this event – “heavens unrolling like a scroll.”
Some ancient and modern prophets saw how the transition to the first New Heaven and New Earth would take place:
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. (Isaiah 34)
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (Revelation 6)
“David Jones received a vision that changed his life forever! It felt like someone had gripped his arm and shook him awake. In an instant, he was hovering above the earth. Beautiful, clear skies stretched over the horizon. Mountains and hills adorned the landscape below. People continued with business as usual, until a deafening sound broke through the heavens and pierced the ears of everyone who heard it. Terror gripped the people as they realized the Day of the Lord was not a fable. It had come and they had run out of time” (“They Thought They Had More Time” Little David Ministries).
“The Final Day. This week on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, David Jones had an open vision of what is referred to in the Bible as “The Day of the Lord.” He even sensed what was going on and how it affected other people. David says we must get ready!” (Description from YouTube)
Q. What will be the cause of the first New Heaven and New Earth?
A. The Sign of Jesus’ Coming.
Q. What is The Sign of Jesus’ Coming?
A. It is found in Matthew 24:30:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24)
Modern prophet Oden Hetrick explained it like this:
“God on His throne is the center of all things and from God comes the Light of Life. This bright white light makes the City of God appear brighter than the sun in the sky over earth. In fact, the day is coming soon when the City of God will appear in the sky over earth and the brightness of the city will outshine the sun and the moon” (Rev. Oden Hetrick, Inside the Gates of Heaven, “Chapter 19 – The Throne of God,” audio 02:13).
The City of God exists in a spiritual dimension, which is described as being more real and denser than our physical existence. The goal of God is to merge heaven with earth in stages:
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6)
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: (Matthew 9)
Therefore, the City of God will first come into our atmosphere as The Sign of Jesus’ Coming and radiate the earth with God’s love and glory. There will be a decision shortly after the prophesied “half-hour of silence,” (Rev. 8:1) based on whether the majority of the people embraced God’s love. If they do, all evil will be removed, and God will be able to “cut short His work in righteousness” (Rom. 9:28).
If the majority rejects God’s love, He will remove the faithful via The Rapture, and the evil one will be cast down to earth, and the horrors of The Revelation of John will begin. What effects will this glory have upon the inhabitants of earth?
There are many effects we can expect to take place after The Sign of Jesus’ Coming arrives with its accompanying glory.
The “new heavens” will result from the brightness of Jesus’ glory. Even though it outshines the light of the sun, moon, and stars, they will remain.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. (Isaiah 60; Rev.21:23)
Richard Sigmund, who had an incredible near-death experience, said the sky in heaven was “Rose pink in color” (Richard Sigmund, A Place Called Heaven, 2004, p. 20). Since heaven is coming to earth and we will have a “new heaven,” it stands to reason that it too may look “Rose pinkish” in color.
The pure in heart and the meek will embrace the newly poured-out love, but the proud, i.e., the “kings,” the “great,” the “rich,” the “chief captains,” and the “mighty” will try to hide.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6)
Not only will the great men on the earth try to hide from the newly arrived glory, but they will try to dispose of their idols of gold and silver:
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. (Isaiah 2)
Perhaps the greatest impact will come from the effects that will accompany God’s spirit as it pours out upon “all flesh.” [Even though the apostles claimed this prophecy was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:16); it was not poured upon “all flesh.”]
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call. (Joel 2)
A result of God’s spirit is discernment. When people learn they can no longer get away with dishonest acts, people and industries will become reformed.
God is love (1 John 4:8), on that day whatsoever is truthful and based in love will be confirmed, and what is not will come to nothing:
13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father [i.e. love] hath not planted, shall be rooted up. (Matthew 15)
Spirit of Christ
The Spirit of Christ will be revealed at The Sign of His Coming. It will radiate the earth with his glory and his presence, and all will learn what it’s like to feel the presence of Jesus Christ. John described it like this:
1 In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1)
In the beginning means there is no one older or more senior than Jesus.
With God means no one knows God better than Jesus.
All things were made by him means his fingerprint is on everything, and his creations will recognize their creator when he shows up:
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. (Luke 19)
In him was life means not only did Jesus create us, but his light is sustaining us in a very direct way. His light gives life to our spirit the same way that our spirit gives life to our body.
True light means our conscience. The closer Jesus comes to us, the brighter the conscience within us will grow, and truth will be more apparent to us.
The Word was made flesh; the creator was born through one of his creations, Mary, which allowed him to live with humanity in bodily form.
His glory has at least three qualities or layers to it: the only begotten of the Father, full of grace (unconditional love), and truth. When The Sign of Jesus appears, the world will come to know all three qualities of Jesus.
Inherent within the glory of Jesus is an automatic knowledge that he is “The Son of God.” This means with the coming sign, there will be an unmistakable recognition that its source is Jesus, that God lives, and Jesus is His son, His only son.
Love, pure unconditional love, is an often repeated quality of the glory and presence of Jesus. The world is greatly in need of that kind of love. Unconditional love = grace.
“Truth” is an exceptional quality that Jesus innately has. Of course, Jesus is a man of immense integrity, but that speaks of how a person is wired, not what they have. Jesus is “full of,” i.e., has “all truth,” which makes sense because he was “in the beginning” and created all things.
Though we may have experienced unconditional love from someone in our lives, no one may have experienced “all truth” from another. This may be a unique quality that alone resides with Jesus and is a quality we can expect to experience after The Sign, when glory is revealed.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14)
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalms 24; 1 Cor. 10:26)
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2)
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: (Ephesians 3)
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1)
Mind of Christ
The “mind of Christ” is something believers work hard to obtain. By “work,” we mean stripping away sin, bringing the flesh under submission, learning the words of Jesus, proving his promises, developing faith, etc.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2)
Currently, humanity is dominated by the flesh and the rational mind, which often causes us to do things contrary to God, Spirit, and truth. Paul put it like this:
18 For I know that in me that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. (Romans 7)
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2)
After The Sign of Jesus’ Coming and when his glory is poured out, all will receive and know the “mind of Christ.” The war against the flesh will be over; Satan will be dismissed, and the only evil that will remain will be what is in our memories and those too will quickly diminish:
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. (Isaiah 65)
One of the most prominent tools of the adversary is fear. Fears or phobias are common, numbering into the thousands. When The Sign of Jesus’ Coming arrives with its accompanying glory, the only fear that will remain will be the fear of God’s wrath on the disobedient.
In the strong presence of God’s love, all motives, plans, and intentions that are love-based will excel, and those that aren’t will come to naught:
28 For in him [i.e. love] we live, and move, and have our being; (Acts 17)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, (Romans 8)
Mighty & Strong
During the short period of a “half-hour of silence in heaven” (Rev. 8:1), the faithful will be anxiously trying to persuade the people of earth to choose God and His glorious love. Some percentage of the people will automatically convert and willingly repent by themselves. Others will be reluctant and some outright defiant. To deal with the defiant, God will send forth The Mighty and Strong Ones (Isaiah 28:2-3) in the “spirit and power of Elias/Elijah” (Mal. 4:5-6).
As the dust settles over this new environment, there will be those whom the public will acknowledge, and they’ll call them “Ministers of God” because they have the spirit of God and have a history of walking with Him:
6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. (Isaiah 61)
After the half-hour of silence and the successful conversion of the masses to God’s love, the world will continue to reform until all nations have submitted to the authority of Jesus:
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11)
Jesus will appoint “lords,” “kings,” and “priests” to rule through The Millennium of Peace, which may or may not confirm the Ministers of God whom the people had called:
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1)
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5)
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19)