We Will All Be Changed

(Isaiah 65:17-25; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 15:51; 1 John 3:2)

In Revelation 21, John said that he saw a new Heaven and a new Earth, and there was no more sea.

This new heaven and new earth, was first described by Isaiah:

“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
..The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox.

In the Book of Revelation, John described the new heaven as “the dwelling of God with men.”

But what about the “new earth.” Is God really going to create another world?

The Earth, and the sea are symbolic throughout the Book of Revelation. The Earth represents the people of the world, and the sea represents their salvation.

By a new earth, John means the people of the world will be changed. There will no longer be any sea because there will no longer be any need for salvation.

Therefore, in verse 6, God said, “It is done!”— in other words, His salvation plan is complete. His plan of salvation was announced in the first chapter of the Bible, when He said: “Let us make man in our image.”1Gen 1:26

Paul said we were chosen from the foundation of the earth to be made in the image of His Son, “For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.”2Romans 8:29

In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul wrote, “But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.”32Cor 3:18

In his epistles, John wrote, “When He appears, we will all be like Him because we will see Him just as He is.”41John 3:2

And Paul said, “we shall not all sleep, but we will all be changed.”51Cor 15:51 For we shall be made like Him. “Now we see through a veil dimly but then face to face, now I know in part but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.”61Cor 13:12