2 Peter 3:13-14 – But according to His promise, we look with expectation for a new Heaven and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells. Beloved, because of this expectation be diligent, spotless, and blameless in Him, being found in peace.
Part 1 ~ Expectation of the New Heaven & Earth
Today, the redeemed of the Lord should all be cooperating with Christ Jesus in bringing the manifestation of the Kingdom of God. The promise of the Father is that all sin and rebellion shall be cast down, and the last enemy death forever destroyed. The new Heaven and the new Earth will ultimately be revealed after two other great events take place: the tribulation of Revelation chapters 4 through 19, and the subsequent event that will take place immediately after: the 1000-year reign of Christ.
The new Heavens and the new Earth will come into being after the 1000-year reign of Christ – and the final judgment at the end of that period (Revelation 20:11, 13, 21:1; 2 Peter 3:7; Daniel 7:10; Jude 1:6; Isaiah 65:17). During the 1000-year reign of Jesus, He will gather all of the nations unto himself, separating them as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31; Revelation 20:4). During this time, Jesus will rule with a rod of iron; nothing but the Father’s will shall be permitted. The Word of God will rule sovereignly and absolutely until the last enemy death is destroyed (1 Corinthians 15:24-29)
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen