A New Heaven and a New Earth

The New Heaven and the New Earth are discussed in the Book of Revelation and also in the Epistles of Peter. The Book of Revelation only describes the scene after the “rebuilding” when it says in Revelation 21:1:

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea.”

The question arises: What on earth does it mean “there is no more sea?” It doesn’t make any sense at all!

The sea is needed to allow water to evaporate and form clouds which then precipitates back over the land to irrigate it. Without the sea the earth would die!

Bible scholars can argue that maybe the “new earth” has an enormous fresh-water lake instead but that is just “splitting hairs”. In any case, the fresh-water lake would eventually dissolve salts and revert to a normal sea! Any New Earth needs a sea!!

When so-called "bible scholars" maintain that in Revelation 21:1 John is not speaking of the "sea" literally, as we know it, have we ever considered that maybe Revelation is not speaking of "the new heaven and the new earth" literally, as we know it either?

Maybe if we look at "the New Heaven and the New Earth" from a different perspective the statement "there is no more sea" may make sense after all?

Looking at the Epistles of Peter, rather than The Book of Revelation, a different picture seems to emerge for what is obviously the same story! The message from Peter is all about the “destruction by something by intense heat” even to the point of “melting”. The earth is basically made of rock and rock does NOT MELT! Are we misunderstanding what Peter is talking about?

Peter 2/3: starting v 7 says:

But the heavens and the earth are “reserved for fire until the day of judgment. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire  and the elements will melt with fervent heat?”

Whatever event is being discussed, the heat in this fire is very hot but it doesn’t make sense if we are talking about the “whole earth” because, not only will the whole earth be destroyed but everyone in it will die as well and this is not what it says. Other prophecies make it clear that the earth is not going to be “totally destroyed” because in Matthew 5:5 it says: “therighteous will inherit the earth” and they can’t do that if they all die!

Peter also says that people are not all going to die because in v.13 he says: “we look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells”. So some people must survive!

So an obvious question arises: “are we talking about the “complete earth and the “complete heavens” being destroyed and then “renewed” or just something which is merely referred to as “the old earth and the old heaven” and is actually a bit more limited in scope than is at first suggested.

Please look at the following verses in the Epistle of Peter, which could easily be passed over on first reading, which I previously deliberately missed out of the quotation:

Peter 2/3v7 says: “But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men”

What does “now preserved by the same word” mean? It literally says that what we are now describing to as two things, namely (1) heaven and (2) earth”, are now preserved (does that mean remembered?) by one word.

Look now at the description of the event again:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Does this not describe the horrible destruction of a high tower block which starts on the ground (the earth) and soars 24 stories into the air (the heavens as far as people living 2000 years ago would be concerned!)

If you had to preserve/remember the two words“heaven and earth” found in this narrative of destruction with just one word, could that word be “GRENFELL”. Read the account again!

Is this a prophecy which is now in the process of being fulfilled and will be fulfilled when it is rebuilt?

When the tower is razed to the ground (as it must be) and then rebuilt, will people record that they are seeing a “new earth and a new heaven?” Would Grenfell Towers, a total of 24 stories high, qualify as spanning “heaven and earth?”

It’s a bit of a stretch of the imagination isn’t it? But there is a vital piece of information at the end of this prophecy which might change your mind! Please withhold judgement for the moment and consider the following:

It says clearly that the heavens (the top part) will MELT with great heat and with a great noise but the earth, the lower floors, although it and everything in it will be destroyed, does NOT MELT. Just looking at the burnt-out wreck of Grenfell Tower, although the lower floors were completely gutted, they are still white on the outside, where the intense heat only destroyed the PANELS on the higher floors, the lower levels did not melt!

Of course, this could apply to any tall building anywhere in the world but prophecies usually have a final verse, often of a cryptic nature, which confirms an interpretation in an amazing way and maybe this is it:

In Revelation 21:1 John writes, “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea.”

The “new heaven and new earth” would be the completely REBUILT tower because surely the old one could only be demolished and completely rebuilt from the ground up. It would be structurally unsafe to try to repair it, leaving aside the fact that no one would ever accept living in the old tower again, no matter how much money was invested in the refurbishment!

It clearly says the old tower, the old heaven and earth, has PASSED AWAY!

It would have been completely demolished before rebuilding.

But here is the absolutely stunning and amazing confirmation that we are actually talking about Grenfell Tower.

It says: “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away”. But what does it mean “and there was no more sea”?

Ask yourself: what will be omitted when they rebuild this block? What was the major problem which caused the absolute carnage in this particular fire?

The problems were all due to the cladding which was flammable.

In the “New Heaven and Earth” which will be the new replacement building, there will be no more “C” not “SEA”, where “C”, of course, stands for “CLADDING”

Alan Peters - 26th June 2017

AMMENDMENT 2018: In 2018 it seems more likely that "C" stands for "Cellotex" which was the INSULATION which was responsible for the fire, rather than the "Cladding"!