(Hard to find an 'image' that really does justice because no eye has seen....)
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
The righteous will DWELL on the earth that has been baptized by fire!
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:21
We are looking forward to that ultimate freedom from the bondage of flesh and the devil.
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:27
Like the removing of our flesh! “One taken, one left behind” What is left behind? Our spirits! (We will have a new body)
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Romans 8:19
Where will they manifest? On earth!
Mtt 13:39) …The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. (40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Jesus speaking to the people…the kingdom of GOD is in your midst.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the
kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
In EARTH, as it IS in heaven.
But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The five wise virgins prepared to wait for the long-haul, think 'long-suffering', by storing enough oil to last through the darkest part of the time!!
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
It will become darker and darker. Where will your Light be?