Bible Studies

Old Genesis Creation parallel with New Revelation Creation

In the beginning God created a garden that had a tree of life growing in it.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

The tree of life reappears.
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise (Eden) of God.

Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

God creates a heaven and an earth
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

God is going to destroy the heavens and the earth
2 Pet 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

God destroys the heavens and the earth
2 Pet 3:10 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.

In the which. The word "in" is "en" Strong's # 1722 and is translated into about 15-different English words, including "after" and the word "which" is the word "hos" # 3739 and is also translated "that". The word "the" has no definition in Strong's.This can read "after which".

We are to look for a new heaven and earth.
2 Pet 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

God creates a new heaven and earth
Rev 21:1 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.

Sin is in the Old World
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Only righteousness is in the New World
See 2 Pet 3:13 again.

A Curse Given
Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

No More Curse
Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Man Lives in a Garden of Eden
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Man is driven out of the garden
Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Man once again lives in Eden.
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise (Eden) of God.

A river waters the tree of life in the middle of the garden
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

A river waters the tree of life in the middle of the new Eden.
Rev 22:1-2 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Man is forbidden to eat of the tree of life
Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Man may eat of the tree of life
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

God will judge the world
Rom 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Jesus will judge the world
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

We saints will judge the world
1 Cor 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters.

Angels will be judged
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

2 Pet 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

We saints will judge the angels
1 Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

How is that?
We are members of Christ's Body. Jesus Christ is God. All three statements are true

Rev 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Man was once righteous and holy but he fell from that condition, was lost in sin and needed a Savior. In the new Eden he will be righteous and holy again and he will NEVER fall again. He will be holy and righteous FOREVER.

Those that rejected so great a salvation will be unjust and filthy FOREVER. The time to change will be over with. Eternity has set in, and ALL people will STAY THE SAME as they were before they died in the flesh.

We believers will not spend eternity in heaven, we will spend eternity on a New Earth. The place of many mansions that Christ talks bout in John 14 will be on this earth.

John 14:2-3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

This place is the New Jerusalem that comes DOWN from heaven. Jesus said we would be where He is. He will be ON EARTH.

The Old Jerusalem is but a shadow, or picture of things to come.

This Fathers house of many mansions comes DOWN to the NEW EARTH.

Gal 4:25-26 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

This Fathers house of many mansions comes DOWN to the NEW EARTH.

We will not be WITH GOD, He will be WITH US.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

God starts ALL OVER again.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Lucifer, that old Satan fouled things up. He defiled the heaven with sin and he defiled earth with sin and he defiled man made in the image of God with sin.

Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

In the old creation God made the heaven and earth first. After that He made the inhabitants and last of all he made man.

The new creation process is going on right now. Only this time He is making man first. He is making A NEW MAN.

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain (two) one new man, so making peace;

Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Col 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

The New Creation will be kind of like it was BEFORE CREATION I think. There was ONLY Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the new creation there will be only Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, only the Son will have many "new creatures" as parts of His Body, and there will be angels.

There will be no chance of sin in the new creation. ALL the sinners will be in the Lake of Fire. The remaining angels will have passed the test. If they were to sin there would be NO HOPE of salvation. They have STOOD FAST in the faith

The remnant of man will have passed the test. They will have STOOD FAST in the faith, but ONLY by the GRACE OF GOD. Now eternity has set in and NO ONE CAN CHANGE, man or angels.

See, I believe time exists even in the old heaven.
Rev 6:10-11 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Now, although time still exists after death, man STILL cannot sin. The Bible says that man CANNOT SIN OR BE SAVED AFTER DEATH.

Rev 6:10-11 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Rev 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

"still" is defined as "of time or degree". The English words are "henceforth", which means forever, permanently, for all time. Also "hereafter" which means after life, which is eternity.

The faithful angels are awaiting the outcome of Satan and his angels and of mankind. They see no hope of salvation offered to the rebellious angels and they are curious of the salvation offer to man.

1 Pet 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

"desire to look into" to set the heart upon-covet-lust after.

THIS is AMAZING.
Ps 8:4-5 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Heb 2:6-7 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Man has reign, that is the rule, over God's creation, except for heaven.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

One day man will reign over heaven.
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Since believers are the BODY OF CHRIST, we shall reign forever and ever.
Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

I cannot find where angels are given this honor and privilege.
Awesome!

 

 

These are Bible studies prepared and taught by leading elder Andy Neckar at:
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