A new face on the Earth
It was like a dream when the Jews were released from captivity. Instead of affliction, trouble, and pain, they had peace. It was a new world for the people of Israel, something that made them forget the burden and disappointment of the past.
A new Heaven and new Earth
God has promised a new Heaven and a new Earth where people will be free. Free from the enslavement of the past, a time in history they would remember no more. It will be a new face on the world: Jesus Christ. He will raise up a new church and institute a new worship. (John 4:21).
A New Church
The Samaritans had developed their own form of worship. They built their own temple on Mount Gerzim, a site they chose for themselves, without God’s instruction or direction. The instruction of God is based on divine revelation. It will not be like the worship of the Samaritans or the Jews, who relied upon rituals or ceremonies or even the Jews who had the shadow and pattern of Christ through their high priest (Heb.9:6-10).
The true worshippers of God, under the clear revelation of the Holy Spirit, through the revealed Word, will worship God in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24, Phil.3:3).
A New Worship
Before Pentecost, the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit was always temporal, for special purposes e.g. (Num.11:26, 1 Sam. 10:6, 10). Through Christ, the Spirit is poured out without measure. In the new Heavens and Earth, nothing but righteousness shall reign (2 Peter 3:13, Rev.21:1).
According to His promise, the new Heaven and a new Earth will be free from everything that defiles.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared.” – Revelation 21:1
The riches in Christ are inexhaustible.
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