In a message on Isaiah 65:17-19 this morning, Pastor Mark Minnick presented six key points about the character and chronology of the new heavens and the new earth. These points provide clarity of understanding about this glorious subject.
The new heavens and the new earth will endure eternally, as will Israel as well (Is. 65; 66:22).
The character of that whole domain [the new heavens and the new earth] will be righteousness (2 Pet. 3:13).
The new heavens and the new earth will follow the destruction of the present heavens and earth (2 Pet. 3:10-13). They will not be a renovation of the present heavens and earth.
The new heavens and the new earth follow the Tribulation, the Millennium, and the Great White Throne judgment (based on the sequence of Revelation 20 and Revelation 21:1).
There will be no death in the new heavens and the new earth (Rev. 21:4). You cannot have new heavens and the new earth without the death of death.
The new heavens and the new earth will feature the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven (Rev. 21:10ff.).
He also clarified that “Isaiah 65:18-25 tell us that He is creating and will create a New Jerusalem in the present earth.”
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