New Heavens and Earth (Part 2).
Major Prophets Apocrypha
To further shine more light on what the "New order" of things are for believers in Christ, the prophet Isaiah said some "things" are surely going to happen, that is, come to pass. And the prophet also gave the time frame of when these things will come to pass -i.e, the time of the Messiah. The prophet said this prophesy is definitely going to unfold or happen in the time of Jesus Christ, "And it shall come to pass...". The prophesy as we all know is about the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, and the house of God. So did the prophesy come to pass?
"For it is at hand".
Mat 3:1-3 a confirmation of the time of the prophesy of Isaiah says that "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." Even John the Baptist was in the prophesy of Isaiah concerning the last days when the prophesies will come to past. So John the Baptist was a proof of Isa 40:3, establishing the time of "the last days". "Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mar 1:14-15). When the Baptist was imprisoned, Jesus preached the gospel of the time of the kingdom of God, that the "waiting period" is over. He said people should repent and believe that the time of the kingdom of God on earth making all things new, is now!
At His betrayal, Jesus said the hour is at hand in Mark 14:41-43,"And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders." The scriptures said "while He yet spake, cometh Judas", and He couldn't finish the talk on the time at hand when it came to past.
So now it is for us to read and understand to "see" all that has come to pass for us in these last days, since the time of Christ. For Christ knew very well the time of the fulfilment of the prophesies of Isaiah, when He gave us the prayer on the mount, Mat 6:9-10 "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." ... for it is until the kingdom of God comes before His will can be done perfectly as it's done in heaven. "Are you saying that God's kingdom must first come for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven?" Yes. His kingdom brings in on the earth the New Order of things. It makes the earth heaven to all those that have access to it. This is what is called " heaven on earth". It is a must to all that believe in the fulfillment of the time prophesied by the prophets of old, to have access into God's kingdom in order to experience heaven on earth today. And if you don't, you must repent and believe the gospel(Mar 1:14-15).
In conclusion, we have to repent and believe the gospel of God, in that He has made all things new. The prophets prophesied all that God will do (and has done through Christ), to make all things new, and Christ and the Baptist came to call all to repentance. The kingdom of God that we are talking about is here right now, making all things new, and it's only if we believe. All God said will happen when His kingdom come in Isaiah 2:2-4,65:17-25 are all fulfilled. We have to believe this gospel and access the kingdom of new beginnings!