Heaven and Earth Shall Stand up Together

August 2, 2021

Part 1

Isaiah 48:13

My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summon them, they all stand up together.

Heaven and Earth Shall Stand up Together

Part 1

                The earth speaks of the natural things of creation and the heavens speak of the spiritual dimensions.  God has created them all; each one in its own order and preeminence.  John 1:1-4 says,  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”  Christ stands as the right Hand of God and the Word of faith spoken from His mouth that brings all things into existence.  What God has established will ultimately stand and all else will with time pass away.  The mystery here is that God is bringing about a time when He will summon heaven and earth together and they will stand up together as one. 

               The earthly man is a time piece designed to carry the components of spirit and soul.  The essence of man is not in the body, but the inward man.  We are spiritual beings in earthly habitations.  We are the earth and heavens together, but not one.  The Word implies that we a tricotomy, a three part being consisting of spirit, soul and body.  1 Thessalonians 5:23 speaks to that, ” May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

               Hebrews 12:22-28 tells us, “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29for our “God is a consuming fire.””  What we see here in Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem and the city of God is spirits of righteous men made perfect.  Where are the souls of these righteous men?  Do they not await the quickening day when heaven and earth shall stand up as one?  Spirit united with soul in a new creation man that is imperishable.  The spirit never dies, but returns to God who gave it. 



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