New Heaven - New Earth - New Jerusalem


For behold I create new heavens, and a new earth, and the former things shall not be in remembrance, and they shell not come upon the heart. But you shall be glad and rejoice for ever in these things, which I create... For as the new heavens, and the new earth, which I will make to stand before me, said the Lord, so shall your seed stand, and your name. (Almighty God - Prophet Isaiah 65:17,18;66:22)


And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth had passed way, and the sea is no more. And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and He will dwell with them. And they shall be his people; and God himself with them shall be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things have passed away. And He who sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me: Write, for these words are most faithful and true. And He said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To him who thirsts, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely. He who shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (St John - Apocalypse Chap.21)


Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat? But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to his promises, in which justice dwells. Therefore, dearly beloved, waiting for these things, be diligent that you may be found before him unspotted and blameless in peace.(2Peter 3:12-14)


And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished. And after that, he must be loosed a little time. And I saw seats; and they sat upon them; and judgment was given unto them; and the souls of them who were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored the beast nor his image, nor received his character on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. On these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ; and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison [one last test of the world before the final eternal state takes place], and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they came upon the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast and the false prophet are, and they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.

And I saw a great white throne, and one sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades gave up their dead who were in them; and they were judged everyone according to their works. And Hades and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the pool of fire. (St John - Apocalypse Chap.20)


And there came one of the seven angels, who had the cups full of the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying: Come, and I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain, and he showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God, and its light was like to a precious stone, as to the jasper stone, even as crystal. And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and in the gates twelve angels, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east, three gates; and on the north, three gates; and on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who spoke with me, had a measure of a reed of gold, to measure the city and its gates, and the wall. And the city lies in a foursquare, and its length is as great as the breadth; and he measured the city with the golden reed for twelve thousand furlongs, and its length and height and breadth are equal. And he measured its wall a hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, which is of an angel. And the construction of its wall was of jasper stone; but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper, the second, sapphire, the third a chalcedony, the fourth an emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth, beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprasus, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, and every gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb. And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God has enlightened it, and the Lamb is its lamp. And the nations shall walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it. And its gates shall not be shut by day, for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. There shall not enter into it anything defiled, or that works abomination or makes a lie, but they who are written in the book of life of the Lamb. And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of its street, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no curse any more; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him. And they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads. And night shall be no more, and they shall not need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall enlighten them, and they shall reign forever and ever. And he said to me: These words are most faithful and true. And the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show his servants the things which must be done shortly. And, Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. (St John - Apocalypse Chap.21,22)