With the creation of a new heaven and new earth, God restores Creation as it was originally intended and fulfills His covenant with
Abraham. Third heaven and the new earth are now united as the abode of God.
Previously corrupted, the created image of God is recovered and his relationship with God restored
(Rev 21:3-7; 22:3-5;
Gen 1:26-27; Rom 8:28-30).
Glorified saints have access to the Tree of Life (Rev 22:2;
Gen 3:22-24) and something never mentioned before, the Water of Life
(Rev 21:6; 22:1, 17).
All of the national promises to Abraham were fulfilled:
".. you shall be a blessing" (Gen 12:2)
"… And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (Gen 12:3)
Through Abraham and his descendants, specifically through Jesus Christ, the world will be blessed.
Through David, this promise is elaborated to include a King from his royal lineage, who will have a kingdom that will
endure forever (Gen 17:15-16; 2 Sam 7:16;
Ps 89:3-4; Luke 1:31-33), and from
the line of David was Jesus Christ.
Despite the failure of the nation of Israel to keep their promise of the Mosaic Covenant, God unilaterally makes a New
Covenant mediated through Jesus Christ (Jer 31:31-34;
Ezek 36:25-28; Luke 22:20), and
bestows the Holy Spirit.
"To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river
Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the
Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite." (Gen 15:18-20)
Abraham's descendants are promised land that extended from Egypt to include Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, western parts of
Iraq and northern parts of Saudi Arabia (Gen 12:1, 7;
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