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Thoughts on Heaven (New Heavens)

Revelation 21:1, 2 talks about the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming out of Heaven.  Of course, if the City is leaving it’s current location then there will be some kind of void at that location.  But these verses are not talking about what will happen to the universe because it says, “the old heaven … had disappeared”.  Why do you suppose that the sky/atmosphere needs to be rebuilt?  The earth is getting old and so it will be good to see the mess it’s in be rebuilt, but air?  Why?

There is an Ozone layer out beyond the air we breath that protects us from some of the harmful rays of the sun. Humans have destroyed part of it already.  It has huge areas that are missing Ozone, or where it is very thin, but it’s repairing itself at a whopping 1-2% every year (wow?).  I guess that’s something that Jesus will need to fix when He recreates the “heavens”.

I was observing a puddle of something that was putting off an odor yesterday, and realized that all of that becomes part of what we breath daily.  It made me wonder what the air we breath must have been like on Day 2 of Creation Week?  After a rain the air we breath is so fresh and invigorating, but there’s still stuff in it that we have to breath that probably wasn’t there when God first created the earth.  I guess that’s something else Jesus will need to fix when He recreates the “heavens”.


How do you suppose the first breaths of fresh air affected Adam and Eve?  How long do you suppose it was before they even thought about what they were taking in through their noses?  



Do you suppose the air was FULL of the smell of flowers, and waterfalls, and fresh dirt, and new grass, and…?


I am sooooo looking forward to breathing that new, fresh air! 



“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. "And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”  

Rev. 21:1, 2 NLT


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