CHRIST OUR NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:8-12 King James Version (KJV)
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
From His throne, John heard the Lord say, “Behold I make all things new (Revelation 21:5).” In the spirit, which was John’s location at the time of his hearing, all is accomplished. John began by declaring, “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.” Our new heaven is the glorious mind of Christ, and our new earth is His glorious Body of which we are a part. The sea is no more because it represents a place where wickedness can thrive as the prophet Isaiah revealed, “But the wicked are like the troubled sea (Isaiah 57:20).” As seen in our opening Scripture, “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity.”
Hebrews 1:11-12 above are quoted from Psalm 102:25-27 which reads, “ Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. This quotation is divinely placed to confirm to the hearing ear that all things are made new in Christ Jesus our Lord. At His Resurrection, Jesus became the federal Head of a new order of beings. This order is that of an endless life for our High Priest is forever after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4).