Key verse: Isaiah 66:22
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Read: 2 Peter 3:11-14
The earth is God’s possession. He created it and gave the control thereof to man whom He created in His own image and likeness. Unfortunately, man released the control of the earth to the enemy of God by obeying the voice of the enemy instead of that of God. The enemy has so much dealt corruption on the earth as against the Will and purpose of God for creating it. God is therefore not pleased with the state of the earth. He will judge the beings responsible for the corruption of the earth and the meting out of hardship to the creatures.
One may wonder what have the creatures got to do in the matter: is it not an affair between God and man? Well, it goes beyond that. Everything that God created was for His pleasure. The corruption by the enemy has taken such pleasure away. God has done everything presumable to restore control to man yet man seem to be adamant and less understanding. Rather than have corruption cease, it increases by the day and in all ramification thereby bringing hardship upon the creatures – man, animals, plants and even the earth itself. Ask Balaam’s donkey. It spoke when its hardship became excruciating. So, do many of the creatures yell to God when the pain inflicted on them is overbearing. And the enemy knows. Therefore, he squeezes them the more.
This is not good news for man. Unless man in his majority, takes up the gauntlet to start living in accordance with God’s dictates and leading, the situation will not change. Therefore, the scriptures speak of the earnest expectation of the creatures awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God. Unless there be such manifestation, the day of the Lord comes soon. On that day, there will be a new heaven and a new earth and only those whom the Lamb approves shall have citizenship therein. They will be those washed in the blood; with the understanding of the heavenly language; possessing the proper armor of God; living by the Spirit; those with ability to speak and see it happen and so on. Do you qualify? The harvest is ripe. The husbandman is coming to harvest His wheat into the barns (new earth) and the chaff He will cast into the lake of fire.
Pray: Father, please keep me in you that I may retain my kingdom citizenship to the end in Jesus name.