In the beginning God created a perfect world. He created man and gave him dominion over every living thing (Genesis 1:28). When man sinned God had a plan to reclaim him. (Titus 2:14). It was God’s purpose to redeem the earth also which suffered the effects of sin. God says, “But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.” Numbers 14:21.
1. What will the meek inherit?
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew5:5. Read Psalm37:11
NOTE: Peter says the inheritance will be a new earth (2 Peter 3:13). This world will be renovated by fire and made new (2 Peter 3:10, 11).
2. For what purpose was the earth created?
“For thus says the Lord,who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.””Isaiah 45:18.
3. When will the earth become the home of the redeemed?
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I,John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard aloud voice from heaven saying,“Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.”” Revelation 21:1-3.
NOTE: The New Jerusalem will descend from heaven at the end of the thousand years of Revelation 20. When the wicked prepare to attack that city(Revelation 20:7-9) then fire devours them and purifies the earth.Then the new earth, with the New Jerusalem as its capital, will bethe home of the saved forever.
4. Who will prepare the homes and the food in the new earth?
“They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; They shall not plant and another eat; For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people,and My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.” Isaiah 65:21, 22.
5. Will the animals be different?
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,” Says the Lord.” Isaiah65:25. Read also Isaiah 11:6-9.
6. Will there be any sickness in the new earth?
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
7. Will there be anything to disturb?
“My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” Isaiah 32:18.
To make the new earth even more enjoyable all former things will be wiped from the memory. Read Revelation 21:4. In Isaiah 66:22, 23 it speaks of the inhabitants of the new earth worshipping before God every new moon (every 28 days) and every Sabbath which is the seventh day of the week. Where will God be? When the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven the Scripture says that “the tabernacle of God is with men.” Revelation 21:3. Read also Revelation 22:3. Life will perpetuated by the fruit of the tree of life in the New Jerusalem which bears a new fruit each month. Read Revelation 22:2. We can be there. Read 1 John 3:2, 3.