Revelation 1:1 - 20
ESV - 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John. 2 Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
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Genesis 9:8-11 "And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." Genesis 9:12-16 "And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth." The two qualifying statements by God are found in verses 11 and 15. v.11. "..........neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." v. 15. "...........and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh." God's covenant promise was to never destroy all flesh in the future by water, i.e. there would never again be a universal flood. In 2 Peter 3:10 scripture clearly states that the earth will be destroyed in the future by fire. "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." So much for "earth day".
It is my firm belief that the destruction outlined in Revelations does not violate God's covenant with Noah. The world as we know it will be transformed and all living things as well as the remnant will be transformed with it. Therefore, God is not destroying all living things, rather, He is making all things new.
This is what happens when we read scripture so fast, we miss the crucial details. Let us read Genesis 9:11 (!) again. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth. I hope you got that.
I believe if you read closely you will find that God said he would never destroy the earth by a flood, thus the rainbow. The present Earth is reserved to be destroyed by fire, Then the new heavens and earth will appear.
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