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A New Heaven and Earth (25 of 26)
Series: The Book of Revelation
A Verse by Verse Study
INTRODUCTION: Last week's study was about the Great White Throne Judgment. This will be a time when the small and great stand before God. John said the unsaved dead were brought up out of the sea; and they were brought up out of hell to receive their final reward. In 20:15, it says, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast not the lake of fire."
This evening, we turn our attention to a completely subject--a subject I like to talk about. We are going to talk abut heaven. As we look at chapter 22, I have entitled the message, "A New Heaven and Earth."
Let me give you our outline...
I. THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH (vv. 1-8)
A. No More Sea (vv. 1, 2)
1. At this point, God has completely destroyed the earth. 2 Peter 3:12-13 says, "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." Have you ever thought about this? What is God going to do with all the saints when He destroys the earth and the universe? There will have to be a special place prepared for them during the time of this cataclysmic event. All the Old Testament Saints, the New Testament Saints (The Church, the Bride of Christ) and all the angels will be removed from earth and sent somewhere by God, as He brings His final judgment on planet earth. Where this somewhere is, we have no idea. What we do know is that even the heavens as we know them, will be burned up. In 2 Peter 3:10, it says, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up ...
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