The New Heavens and The New Earth

Song of Moses and the Song of the Redeemed
Deut 31:24 It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this
law in a book until they were complete, 25 that Moses commanded the
Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying, 26 “Take
this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the
Lord your God, that it may remain there as a witness against you. 27 For I
know your rebellion and your stubbornness; behold, while I am still alive
with you today, you have been rebellious against the Lord; how much
more, then, after my death? 28 Assemble to me all the elders of your
tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and
call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
30 Then Moses spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Israel the
words of this song, until they were complete:
Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song;
Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
Rev:5 I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written
inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel
proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break
its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able
to open the book or to look into it. 4 Then I began to weep greatly because no
one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; 5 and one of the
elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of
Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven
7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the
throne. 8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the
twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and
golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they
sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and
purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and
people and nation.
10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they
will reign upon the earth.”
13 And every created thing which is in heaven
and on the earth and under the earth and on
the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying,
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the
Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and
dominion forever and ever.”
The Heavenly cloud of witnesses
Heb 12: 1-2 Therefore, since we have so great
a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us
also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin
which so easily entangles us, and let us run
with endurance the race that is set before us, 2
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and
perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before
Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the
throne of God.
Jesus – All things are New
Matt. 9:16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an
old garment, for the patch tears away from the
garment, and a worse tear is made.
17 Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins;
otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out
and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into
fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”
Is. 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on
the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away
like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment;
and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner:
but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness
shall not be abolished.
The old no longer applies
• Rom. 7:1 Or don’t you know, brothers (for I speak to men who
know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as
he lives? 2 For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to
the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is
discharged from the law of the husband. 3 So then if, while the
husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an
adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that
she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man. 4
Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law
through the body of Christ, that you would be joined to another, to
him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit
to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which
were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to
death. 6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having
died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of
the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
Rom. 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For
what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the
flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4
that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who
walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom. 6:14 For sin will not have dominion over you.
For you are not under law, but under grace.
Rom. 5:13 For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin
is not charged when there is no law.
Heb. 7:11 Now if there was perfection through
the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people
have received the law), what further need was
there for another priest to arise after the order of
Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of
Aaron? 12 For the priesthood being changed,
there is of necessity a change made also in the
Gal. 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse
of the law, having become a curse for us. For it
is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a
Heb. 7:28 For the law appoints men as high
priests who have weakness, but the word of
the oath which came after the law appoints a
Son forever who has been perfected.
2Cor. 3:13 and not as Moses, who put a veil on
his face, that the children of Israel wouldn’t
look steadfastly on the end of that which was
passing away. 14 But their minds were
hardened, for until this very day at the reading
of the old covenant the same veil remains,
because in Christ it passes away.
Hebrews 8
6 But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator
of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law. 7 For if that first
covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 For
finding fault with them, he said,
“Behold the days come”, says the Lord,
“that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers,
in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt;
for they didn’t continue in my covenant,
and I disregarded them,” says the Lord.
10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel.
After those days,” says the Lord;
“I will put my laws into their mind,
I will also write them on their heart.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
11 They will not teach every man his fellow citizen,
and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
for all will know me,
from their least to their greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness.
I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.”
13 In that he says, “A new covenant”, he has made the first old. But that which is
becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.
The old system has passed away
Matt. 5:18 For most assuredly, I tell you, until heaven and earth
pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall
in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.
19 Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least
commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in
the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall
be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. 20 For I tell you that
unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,
there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
2Cor. 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old
things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.
Revelation 22:5 He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am
making all things new.” He said, “Write, for these words of God are
faithful and true.”
Revelation 21 I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and
the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I saw the holy
city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a
bride adorned for her husband. 3 I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying,
“Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and
they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4
He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no
more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The
first things have passed away.”
The heavens and the earth have changed
Job 38:33
Do you know the laws of the
heavens? Can you establish the dominion of it
over the earth?
Is. 13:13 Therefore I will make the heavens to
tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of
its place, in the wrath of Yahweh of hosts, and
in the day of his fierce anger.
Isaiah 51:16 I have put my words in your
and have covered you in the shadow of my
that I may plant the heavens,
and lay the foundations of the earth,
and tell Zion, ‘You are my people.’”
Is. 45:8 Distil, you heavens, from above, and let
the skies pour down righteousness: let the
earth open, that it may bring forth salvation,
and let it cause righteousness to spring up
together; I, Yahweh, have created it.
Is. 64:1 Oh that you would tear the heavens, that
you would come down, that the mountains might
quake at your presence,
Is. 66:1 Thus says Yahweh, heaven is my
throne, and the earth is my footstool: what
manner of house will you build to me? and
what place shall be my rest?
2Cor. 3:11 For if that which passes away was
with glory, much more that which remains is
in glory.
2 Cor. 3 Such confidence we have through Christ toward God; 5 not
that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from
ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us
sufficient as servants of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the
Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 7 But if the service
of death, written engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the
children of Israel could not look steadfastly on the face of Moses for
the glory of his face; which was passing away: 8 won’t service of the
Spirit be with much more glory? 9 For if the service of condemnation
has glory, the service of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. 10
For most certainly that which has been made glorious has not been
made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses.
11 For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that
which remains is in glory.