Addendum September 2007: The
first New Era described in this Bible Overview is assumed to be the
1000 year Millennium described in Revelation chapter 20. If the era from Adam to Christ was the era of the Father, and the 2000 years after the birth of Christ was the era of the Son, then one has to assume that the Millennium is the era of the Holy
Spirit--as stated by some
theologians for nearly 2000 years.
If the Embryo Theory aids in understanding, then the Holy Spirit is like the nervous system in a human body that connects the head (the Father) to the rest of the body (all of creation). A little sliver (problem) in any part of the body is immediately felt by sending a signal through the nervous system to the head. The head sends signals (through the nervous system) to other parts of the body, such as the arms and fingers, to do something about the problem. Consider the Internet, which connects people around the world to one another, as a crude, early prototype of the nervous system in all of God's creation to be developed during the era of the Holy Spirit.
God created the heavens and the earth; so one could assume that God could easily recreate whatever He wanted, whenever He wanted. But the Bible clearly shows that God has chosen to give human kind dominion over God's creation. Everything worked perfectly as long as human kind
instructions. When they didn't follow God's instructions and did not take responsibility for their actions (repent), they were no longer in direct communication with God. As a result
all of creation started to decay and no longer worked as God
Things got so bad that God decided to destroy all life on earth, but Noah listened to God and did everything just as God
commanded. As a result Noah, his three sons, and their wives survived to start anew.
Abraham listened to God, obeyed, and went to the Promised Land "even though he did not know where he was going."
Moses listened to God and lead God's people out of Egypt toward the Promised Land. (Hebrews
Jesus Christ is God in human form to take sin (disobedience) from the world (John chapter 1). Throughout the Epistles Paul talks of people who
listen to God and live according to God's Word as
being recreated into
the Body of
Christ. They are set free to
another. God works through people to
restore all of
creation-so it will work again as God originally
Much of the technology we take for granted today was pure science fiction less than two centuries ago (in some cases much less), such as: automobiles, airplanes, space craft, electrical appliances, radio, television,
the Internet and thousands of other items we use every day! Therefore it stands to reason that things that seem to be science fiction today
may be commonplace a thousand years from now, such as: a recreated heaven & earth, a very large space station, life with God, peace, resurrection of the dead, eternal life, etc.
So we look
forward, equipped to
serve, as did
the saints of old (Hebrews chapter 11). By
together, prepared to tell others the
reason for our
hope, we walk as
distractions, because we are looking forward to the new (restored) heaven and
Information about the transition to a new era was
sent to churches nearly 2000 years ago.
God's Word is unsealed though
war, people serving
God, and silence.
people are separated as trumpets call God's people to a place prepared for
The trumpet calls are in the form of a series of calamities that; kill
vegetation, destroy creatures & ships in the ocean,
through polluted water, darken
people, and kill
a third of mankind. During the trumpet calls: a series of Woes
are called out; a scroll is presented proclaiming that
the mystery of God will be accomplished with the seventh trumpet; and,
prophesy for 1260
days. During the seventh trumpet call God's temple in heaven
At this point in the transition it appears that the
Philadelphia-type of people are no longer on earth.
of people are busy
on earth helping others overcome while the dragon,
leopard beast and
lamb beast are on the earth leading people astray.
who have overcome are on Mount Zion, which maybe the forerunner of the
Three angles proclaim the gospel then the earth is harvested with a
destroying disobedience through
wrath. The abominations of the earth
era, free of
disobedience, begins. It is a time to concentrate on God's
Word, the rules
by which we live, and our function in God's
creation. Remember, at creation God gave us dominion over all He created, we are to subdue it, fill it and take care of it.
We are all in this together; each has an important part to
The Next New Era--Revelation 20:7-15 and chapters 21 & 22
When the thousand years are over, Satan (disobedience) will be released to deceive the nations, but he will be overcome. Then everyone will be judged according to what he had
done. It is quite possible the transition into the era of the new
heaven and earth will be somewhat similar to the transition to the Millennium;
It is quite possible that at least the forerunner of the New
Jerusalem is built
people during the transition to the Millennium era. Be
careful! Listen, obey and do--Hebrews chapter 11.
For an understanding of what people may be doing on
the restored heaven and earth, read the book "Heaven" (by
Randy Alcorn, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004).