The introduction to this lesson became an entry on this website of its own. I spoke of my move from Huffy bicycles and Poulan Pro blowers to Specialized (bicycles) and Stihl yard machines. Now it is time to look at Revelation 21 where that kind of experience can be a metaphor to the eternal.
Revelation 20 of the Great White Throne judgment. As that event began John saw heaven and earth flee away. “No place,” John said, “was found for them.” Well, look here at verse 1.
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. (Revelation 21:1–ESV)
What is the way John described heaven and earth in this vision? Yeah, it’s new. Can you begin to imagine the scene of a new world unfolding? By the time John saw it that had already happened. [Read more…]