Main references: Gn 1, Rv 21
God the Creator created the heavens and the earth and all creations. He also made Adam (man) into a living being by giving him the breath of life, and gave him all creations as an inheritance. However, Adam was deceived by the serpent. He sinned against God and was thrown out of heaven, the Garden of Eden. The world of evil has been flowing down like running water ever since, and it has been 6,000 years.
God has been working again and again for the past 6,000 years to restore His world and the lives of men. The conclusion of this work is “the new heaven and the new earth” mentioned in the New Testament, specifically in Revelation. The new heaven and new earth is the world where heaven and earth become one; God’s spirit that left and the new creations on this earth (people sealed and reborn with God’s seed) become one. In other words, the spirit and flesh become a one body for the first time in 6,000 years. This is “restoration,” when God finds and takes back the world He once lost. It is also the resurrection of the old things, and the “first resurrection” written in Revelation 20.
As seen in the 6,000 years of history in the Bible, events of betrayal have always taken place since the beginning. The first heaven and the first earth that betrayed can be expressed in shorter terms such as, “the former heaven and earth” (선천지: Sun-cheon-ji). And the new heaven and the new earth, as “the latter heaven and earth” (후천지: Hoo-cheon-ji or 신천지: Shin-cheon-ji). In short, they are the “former-heaven” and the “latter-heaven.” The era of the former-heaven is the world without God, the world of the sinful serpent, whereas the era of the latter-heaven is the world of the holy heaven where God is at. At the time of the end (the Second Coming), God’s heaven, the holy city, the New Jerusalem, is with the world of the new heaven and new earth, Shincheonji. Because God is there, “there is no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rv 21:4). This is Alpha and Omega, for the old world of sin became a new world, opening a new era.
Those who hate and despise the era of the new heaven are the devil, the pastors who belong to the devil, and their people, because they have to go to hell after their 6,000 years of authority crumbles. They must receive punishment for their sins—for lying ceaselessly, for murdering numerous prophets and martyrs, for taking away God’s kingdom, for pretending to be God, for belonging to the devil and feeding the congregation members the wine of adulteries, and for acting like true shepherds.
God planned to establish His new kingdom since the time of the Old Testament (Jer 31). He sowed His seed through Jesus, as promised in the Old Testament. Today, He has gathered the fruits of those seeds, sealed them, and created the twelve tribes of the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom is also called, “The City of Truth, the Kingdom of Righteousness and Justice, and the Kingdom of the Best and Virtuous Kings.” They are the new kingdom of priests and the people of the great multitude in white, purchased and freed by Jesus’ blood. With this blood, they have fought and overcome the enemy, the dragon and his false pastors (Rv 1:5-6, 12:10-11). This kingdom of heaven is the new heaven and the new earth that has been recreated according to the promise of the Bible.
The people of heaven, who believe in God, Jesus, and the Word, hear this joyous news and dance, offering thanks and glory to God for ever and ever. Together with God, they reign as eternal kings. This is heaven, eternal life, and salvation.
God told us to believe in this, and that He will fulfill it. He promised that He, Jesus, and heaven will come back. Today, they have come and fulfilled the promise. The world they have fulfilled is the kingdom of heaven. Those who believe will become the people of heaven.