Isaiah 65 Vs. Revelation 21’s New Heaven & Earth

by Brad Baker

August 2nd 2022

1 Isaiah was prophet from the 8th-century BC from Israel after whom the Book of Isaiah is named. 2 He lived about 300 years before the Nation of Israel was taken into the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. 3 What Isaiah spoke of a New Heaven & Earth in chapters 65-66 could have been meant for Herod’s Temple that was built after the children of Israel were released from the Babylonian captivity and for the times that they were living in. 4 John’s version of the Hew Heaven & Earth was for after AD70. 5 The Babylonians destroyed the Heaven & Earth that Israel had so a New Heaven and Earth was created for them that lasted until AD70.

6 As Robert E Cruickshank Jr. said Apostle John was drawing from Isaiah 65-66 to portrayed the next New Heaven & Earth in Revelation 21-22 but Isaiah was aiming at was after the Babylon captivity for a New Heaven & Earth with Herod’s Temple being built. 

7 It all makes sense now, John’s definition would be for the Age that was to come, as one that would come down from Heaven. 8 Isaiah’s definition mostly belongs along with the Old Covenant laws which vanished away. 9 For what John was describing for the Age that was to come, all the Old Covenant laws would have had to come to an end at the end of the Age. 10 I guess the old Age had two different Heaven and Earth’s within the old Age of Corruption. 11 There is a difference between an Age and a different Heaven & Earth within that Age. 12 Don’t be surprised if more thought provokers come our way that will challenge our former beliefs so have an open mind and be a free thinker. 13 I’m learning everyday, that I do not know it all and neither does anyone else. 14 But we all can learn from each other and see what fits in right for the truth to be established even if it’s just a stepping stone to something else that will hold up better. 15 One thing I’ve learnt over the years in seeking the truth is that it takes you upward on a journey and when you look back down and wonder how did I ever get to this place where I’m at today, and then feel like your only getting started on the journey.

16 In this article we will see how Isaiah’s New Heaven & Earth was still under the Old Covenantal laws compared the John’s New Heaven & Earth coming down from Heaven and in each case the former things were to be not remembered and to have passed away. 17 Herod’s Temple never had the Ark of the Covenant within the Most Holy Place so that was something new to me. 

18 Some people think that because in Isaiah 66 that pork is forbidden and that the Sabbath Day will still be kept that will be for the Age to come in the New Heaven & Earth we have been in, but those things from Isaiah 65-66 were under the Old Covenant laws. 19 Since Isaiah lived 300 years before Solomon’s Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians it would be fair to say that the New Heaven & Earth Isaiah was writing about was mostly for Herod’s Temple which was to be under the Old Covenant until it was destroyed in AD70. 20 Jesus said that Heaven & Earth would pass away to the generation that was alive at the time He said it to. 21 John describes the New Heaven & Earth differently from Isaiah as one coming down from Heaven.

22 Herod’s Temple that was built after the Babylonian captivity was described as Heaven & Earth in Isaiah 51:16. 23 The Temple represented Heaven and the city represented the Earth and nation of Israel who was married to God of the Old Covenant. 24 Revelation 21:1-2 is described as the Bride of Christ of the New Covenant.

Isaiah 51:16 And I have put My words in your mouth;
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth,
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’ ”

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.

Isaiah 66:17“Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves,
To go to the gardens
After an idol in the midst,
Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,
Shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.

Isaiah 66: 23And it shall come to pass
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.

Matthew 24:34Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

25 When the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple, the Ark of the Covenant which is where God met the High Priest once a year on the Day of Atonement went missing and has never seen since. 26 The Ark of the Covenant contained the Mercy Seat, Ten Commandments, Arron’s Rod, Pot of Manna, and the Book of the Law. 27 All were within the Most Holy Place within the Temple.

28 Both Isaiah 65-66 and John 21-22 have similar things written in them. 29 Both have sinners so that should end the theory that Futurist come up with that Heaven will be on Earth someday where there will be no sins committed and that everyone will never sin. 30 As well as other utopia fantasies like no death, sorrow, crying, and pain. 31 I will explain how sinners remain and especially how death which was from Hades, changes to the second death which is the Lake of Fire later.

Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

Revelation 21:1-4 Explained

Revelation 21:1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

32 In AD70 God saved the whole world from the curse of the law that came from Adam’s Age of Corruption of sin and death. 33 No ever since that time goes to Hades after they die. They either go to Heaven and have eternal life or the Lake of Fire and have eternal condemnation.

34 We all live in the New Heaven & Earth both saints and sinners. Saint live in the light of truth, sinners live in the realm of Outer Darkness while here on Earth.

35 The New Jerusalem was the Bride of Christ. 36 No one today is or will be the Bride of Christ. 37 Everyone after the Marriage of the Lamb are the Spiritual Offspring of the Bride and Groom including sinners and we are the Manifested Sons of God according to Romans 8:19. 38 We all sin from time to time but when we return back we do so like the Parable of the Prodigal Son and return back to life by putting back on immortality that we were clothed with from birth.

39 Sorrow, crying, and pain that John was speaking of was from the Old Covenant especially on the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement which was a day of fasting and prayer for the sins of the Nation. 40 There was a lot of sorrow, crying, pain and death on the annual Holy Convocation Day of Atonement. 41 There was more sacrificing of animals for the sins of the Nation than any other day, which was in type for the whole world and in AD70 when Jesus appeared without sin after the Temple no longer stood for the whole world not just Israel. 42 The judgment that came upon Jerusalem and with the Temple being destroyed was vengeance against those who killed Christ and His followers and so that the New Jerusalem could be established.

Sinners in the New Heaven & Earth

43 The theories that Futurist come up with what Heaven will be like on Earth someday where there will be no sins committed and that everyone will never sin is just not true. 44 Except for in the hereafter and in the Kingdom of Heaven which neither flesh or blood can enter into. 45 You will have to wait until you physically die first and get a Spiritual body for that. 46 People can get so mixed up and confused about the timing of things or when they were to happen.

Isaiah 65:20 No more shall an infant from there live but a few days,
Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;
For the child shall die one hundred years old,
But the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.

Revelation 21:7He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Paradise Vs. Heaven

47 I’ve heard people say that there is a contradiction in the Bible where Jesus was not in Heaven until His Ascension 40 days after He rose from the dead. 48 But Jesus told the thief on the cross next to Him that they would be in paradise the same day that they both were crucified on.

49 Now to explain how the death which was from Hades. 50 The first death which was Adam’s death in Hades is eliminated in exchange for the second death which is the Lake of Fire later where no one waits for it in Hades after physical death. 51 When Jesus was crucified Abraham’s Bosom was what He meant by paradise. 52 It was not Heaven, Heaven awaited for them at Christ Ascension when those from Matthew 27:51-53 rose up after Christ was resurrected which I believe was in Matthew 28:2. 53 Jesus was the I Am, the first born from the dead and He rose up three days after He was crucified from Adam’s death, not on the same day He was crucified on. 54 So then the day both Jesus and the thief who believed in Jesus were in Abraham’s bosom which in paradise that was on the other side where the sinners were in Hades for only three days until they were resurrected.

Luke 23:43And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

55 Notice here there in Isaiah:20 that death still reigns but in Jesus’ version of the Age that was to come would be the Age and children of Resurrection that would not die.

Revelation 2:7“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

56 Paradise from the Adam’s Age of Corruption was refers to “Bosom of Abraham” which refers to the place of comfort in the biblical Sheol (or Hades in the Greek Septuagint version of the Hebrew scriptures from around 200 BC, and therefore so described in the New Testament) where the righteous dead abided prior to Jesus’ resurrection.

57 Jesus describes Abraham’s bosom here in this Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus:

Luke 16:22So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24“Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’

The Paradise of God

58 The difference paradise in Abraham’s bosom and the Paradise of God is when people died before Christ came they went to Hades and were dead disembodies souls if their bodies had decayed who slept until they were resurrected like in Matthew 27:51-53 which was the first resurrection. 59 When the end of the Age of Corruption ended in AD70, Hades was cast into the Lake of Fire. 60 From that point on all who die go straight to the Judgment seat of Christ and from there either into the Kingdom of Heaven or the Lake of Fire which is the second death. 61 It was the new death that came about after All Things were Made New for the Age that was to come for the New Heaven & Earth.

John 11:25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Revelation 2:7“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

62 There a a lot of other things that I am not going to get into from Isaiah 65-66 because a lot of them will just lead you into a rabbit hole. 63 Both Isaiah and John spoke hyperbole or exaggeratedly to describe things that are figurative in nature for Spiritual things. 64 I aim for the important things that will help us go in the right direction with our eschatology and do not try to test God in His word to prove it wrong like some do. 65 When I see the important things dealt with I leave the less important things behind and maybe someday I will see how they fit in or let someone else figure it out for me. 66 I mean things like the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, The lion shall eat straw like the ox or children playing with snakes and not get poisoned etc. 67 It could be very well that some of the things from Isaiah 65-66 were meant for the Age that we now live in and some were meant for only the times during Herod’s temple or both. 68 But we know for sure that all the John wrote was for this Age of the Glorious New Creation.

The one from Isaiah 66:7-8 makes most sense for it to fit into at the end of the Age of Corruption and for the Glorious New Creation in AD70.

Isaiah 66:7“Before she was in labor, she gave birth;
Before her pain came,
She delivered a male child.

8 Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children.

69 Right here Jesus sets it straight where the people that were to be in the Age to come can no longer die. 70 What He meant by that was not physical death because He said though he die, but the death that people died was in Hades where they had to waited for the resurrection. 71 He was speaking more of life in the Afterlife where they would be like the Angels with Spiritual Bodies. Angels can disappear and appear and even in other forms. 72 We can not do that until after we physically die unless God does a miracle.

Luke 20:34Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.

70 Don’t be confused between the differences of the New Heaven & Earth to the Hereafter in the Kingdom of Heaven, they are not the same, not even marriage. 71 In Old Covenant marriage the man owned everything and only he could divorce. 72 Nowadays it is more of a cohabit agreement where 50-50 is the law and a woman also has the right to divorce.

73 Now getting back to Isaiah and Micah who 300 years before the Nation of Israel was taken into the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. 74 They both said:

They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.

75 But what people take that to mean is way off into the future but it was referring to the Babylonian captivity for 70 years. 76 Israel was not able to go to war during that time because they were in captivity and Micah clearly said they would go into Babylon.

Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the Lord will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.


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