Good morning to all across the perfectly designed planet Earth!
I am sure that, at one time or another, everyone has been curious about the beginning of the Earth, but what happens when we perish…or wait could the Earth die too? What I am about to do is give you the gospel in less than 500 words, so that you have a better understanding that maybe you should also think about the end of the Earth. Because the end of the Earth and the sight of Heaven will obliterate any sight seeing tour that this world has offer.
Step One: God created all things
After God created all things, we have a collection of Old Testament prophecies where a ‘savior’ (messiah) will be sent by God to destroy sin and take the keys and death from Hell. ~ 2000 years ago, God sent an angel to tell Mary that she was pregnant, even though she was a virgin. Not too long later, Jesus, the messiah, was born via a virgin through a miraculous birth. This child was named Jesus, he was 100% human & 100% God. He was a carpenter the first thirty years or so of His life, but the last three are the most notable as He was began His ministry. Jesus was different, Jesus did not give into temptation, Jesus was all that we envy and long for, ‘perfection’.
But unlike the animal offerings in the Old Testament, Jesus was sent as the ultimate sacrifice. The people turned on Jesus, because He did not follow the ways of the religious scholars. Jesus witnessed to all people, regardless of their reputation. Jesus was fulfilling the true Will of God. So man despised Him so much that they had Him crucified on a cross, beating Him, spitting on Him, lashing His body to where he was unrecognizable. The prophecy claimed that He would rise again after three days and defeat death. Three days later, and still today, people go to the tomb and look for the man who was put there after His death! When Jesus died, He took the keys from Hell and defeated death, so that when we perish…we may have everlasting life in Heaven if we choose to! God gave the ultimate sacrifice, so that you and I can have a clean slate. So that when we die, that we do not die, but are born again in a land with perfection and without suffering.
If we pray to God that we wholeheartedly believe God sent His son for each and every one of us, and that God gave His son for OUR sins. We, too, can be saved and have everlasting life through God. Sit in Gods shoes for a minute to really grasp this, do you have a child? Could you sacrifice your child (or someone you love) for people who are disgusting, hypocrites, unworthy, and undeserving like we are? I’ve got to be honest, I’m not sure I would have been able to do it. But if God did it for You and I, to walk in a life of repentance…and develop this relationship with Christ, our Savior, that God promises we will spend eternity in Heaven. I’ll close with leaving Revelations explanation of the beauty and majesty of the eternal reward! Because just as God makes us new after we perish in flesh, He will make the Earth new as well!
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Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits[d] thick.[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.