Revelation chapters 8, 20 & 21

 

THE BIBLE DOES NOT NEED TO BE REWRITTEN, IT NEEDS TO BE REREAD

Revelation 21: 1-5, mentions  “new heaven and a new earth’. Now I see it differently than ever before. Just this one part puzzled me because of other places where I saw this. Now I know to go back in the Bible to see if you find something to understand what it means in Revelation. (First Mention)

A New Heaven and a New Earth

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[fn] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 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. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[fn] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

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.”

I will enter what I found in the comment section below. What did your rereading of the Bible reveal?

10 Responses to Revelation chapters 8, 20 & 21

  1. jacqueline says:

    That the scriptures might be fulfilled.
    Every Old Testament scripture about Jesus was literally fulfilled. Abraham was a literal man. Mary was literally a virgin, not a spiritual virgin.
    A man says I am married. Would we ever ask are you literally married.

    Yet we have been taught to allegorize the Bible not take it for what it actually says. We say oh that means a spiritual Jew when Revelation says 144,000 are Jews from actual tribes and how many. Yet we have all types of races claiming to be of the 144,000. Some say the number is literal but the fact that he says Jewish is a spiritual Jew and they pull out a bunch of scriptures not dealing with The 144,000.
    Jesus said heaven and earth will pass away and everybody says he doesn’t mean what he says. And then we look all through the Bible that there will be a new heaven and a new earth and in it righteousness is to dwell.
    The earth abideth forever scripture is used to prove all of the other scriptures in the bible wrong that shows that this earth will be gone and another will take its place and it is called earth also.
    I am coming to the conclusion that Jehovah, Jesus, and the Bible says what it really means and means what it really says no matter how distressing some of the words are to us.
    Many instances those to be delivered are told to go get your relatives and bring them within the house and all in there will be saved. I Egypt all in the house under the blood marched out in the exodus.

  2. jacqueline says:

    Lee Anthony. okay, I like the way he follows the text in Revelation. Since this is 1993 and the world is literally on fire it caught my attention.

  3. Lee Anthony says:

    I know who this guy is. John Macarthur, he is an author with lotta books, bible commentary, study bibles and so on… Lotta interesting stuff, big ministry.

  4. jacqueline says:

    This video from 1993 is so informative. You would think He was writing right now.
    The new one posted is on Revelation 8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnU1Cfkcqs8&t=1210s

  5. jacqueline says:

    Rene, I agree with you that we never knew that Israel was even a part of God’s plan for man. So to follow the actual words in Revelation makes it very plain and clear. It is only when I allegorize the text that it makes no sense. To Understand that Jesus will sit on the throne of David here on earth id wonderful. It means God’s word came true. Now the Apostles will sit on twelve thrones and they were told they wouldn’t finish going through the cities of Israel until Christ returned. Now it makes sense that they will rule beside him on Earth or in Israel and finish going through the cities of Israel and bring them to Christ. So that all of Israel shall be saved.

    Matt.10:23“But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.”

    Rom.11:26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB.”

    Revelation is unveiling slowly too so many Christians.

  6. Rene says:

    Jacqueline,

    Satan and Jesus are nowhere near on equal footing. We do not even know what rank that Satan had prior to being appointed, but we do know that all of the Angels in heaven were under the authority of Jesus Christ then and to a greater degree now. It is not surprising that the ruler of this system has kept the nature of Jesus authority a mystery to the rest of us.

    It is though a great comfort to know that when God’s plan of salvation is fully realized that we will have our grand and glorious king who is righteous and will rule in righteousness. It is evident that this has not occurred yet as Jesus would not tolerate any measure of injustice. So much of what I was taught about Jesus and where we are in prophecy was lacking in biblical accuracy and has lead others to hope for things that are in no way going to occur before the advent of other prophetic fulfillment.

    Knowing how to apply God’s law to prophetic fulfillment is important in matching current events to scripture. What I was taught was so far off base that it would be like expecting a harvest in the Winter time. Time and season play an important role in understanding God’s timeline and without understanding the past, making future predictions isn’t prudent or reliable.

  7. jacqueline says:

    Rene, you know some think of Jesus as Michael and just a mere angel but the text actually says just a regular angel seized the devil and abysses him. We were taught that satan is powerful and he is more than us but if we have Jesus he can’t dwell where the Spirit dwells within us. We never were taught the power of Jesus as regard satan. I like to set aside this day for deep study because there is so much on during Sunday.

  8. Rene says:

    Thank you Jacqueline and our prayers are with you today 🙂

  9. jacqueline says:

    This is a video the I find is following the text of the Bible pretty closely.
    Rene, you and I are texting back and forth so here is the link I am listening to. Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCMyvioKWoE&t=37s

  10. jacqueline says:

    After listening to this discourse I feel encouraged and look forward to the future.
    This isn’t something for Christians to fear but look forward too.
    Rev, 16:17-21
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNzusW30AU&t=2128s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0HaCzWivuU

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