All Things New

#7 New Heavens and New Earth

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2019
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About All Things New Series

We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?

Devotional

Reading 2 Peter 3:10-14 in the Amplified

But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to His promise, in which righteousness (uprightness, freedom from sin, and right standing with God) is to abide.
2 Peter 10:13 AMPC

This is Peter writing. The early fathers – the original disciples – eagerly anticipated the Entirely New and believed utterly that it was coming.

The concept of the new heavens and the new earth was basic to their beliefs and formed their motivation. It gave them hope that righteousness would win and reign on the earth. It liberated them from love of the world.

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A New, Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old to Gain the New #56 Entirely New Kind of Humanity #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 Can You Define Your New Being? #52 The New Creation Is a Mystery #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises in Triumph #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life of Christ #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #41 The New is a Mystery #40 New Life Above with Christ #39 Disciple of the Kingdom #38 Parables of the New #36 A Treasure of Things New and Old #37 Following the New King #35 New Appearance #34 The New Life Lives in the New Spirit #33 New Garment, New Identity #32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins #28 When There Is No Need to Be New #27 New Wine, Old Self #26 New Testament People #25 The Same New Life #24 Revelation and Resurrection #23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection #22 NEW Knowledge of God #21 The Intimate Presence #20 Resurrection from the Grave Only #19 New Things Out of Nothing #18 The New Covenant Is Everlasting #17 We Have to Let Go of the Old #16 God, New and Now #15 Value the Old and Miss God's New #14 The Wonder of the New #13 A New Future Right Now #12 A New Unfolding of God #11 A New Order of Disciples #10 The New Sacrifice #9 The New Temple Is a Living One #8 Radical End and a Staggering New
#7 New Heavens and New Earth (Currently Viewing)
#6 God Will Have His Way #5 All Things New: Nature and Humanity #4 God's New You in Christ #3 Our Ever Fresh, Ever New God #2 God's 'Coming New' Is ALL New #1 All Things New