God is the one who made this wonderful earth for mankind to live in. As he is an all-knowing God who can foretell what will happen in the future so we can know from his words concerning the events that will happen to this earth.
Once the Lord destroyed this earth by great flood during the time of Noah. As the people of those days became so wicked that they left the Lord which made him angry and led him to destroy this universe with a flood.
After the flood, God committed not to destroy this present earth with a flood again, but there are several scriptures that tell us that it will be abolished with fire from heaven.
God will make new earth where only the righteous will dwell with the Lord. It is clear to all of us that Christ came on this earth to take his faithful followers into that new earth where no sinners will get an opportunity to get in.
This present world is not permanent but it will be destroyed by the mighty hand of the Lord as he has mentioned in several scriptures. So we are to be alerted to avoid his wrath and seek his kingdom to enjoy our eternity. Let us go through the verses that will help us to understand God’s plan for this earth.
Genesis 6:17 “And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and everything that is in the earth shall die.”
Genesis 9:11 “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.”
2 Peter 3:7 “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
2 Peter 3:6 “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished”
2 Peter 3:10 “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.”
Hebrews 12:27 “And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”
Jeremiah 51:25 “Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the Lord, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.”
Isaiah 24:3 “The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.”
Zephaniah 1:18 “Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.”
2 Peter 3:12 “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”
Revelation 21:1 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”
2 Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Isaiah 65:17 “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”
1 Corinthians 3:13 “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”
Let us be serious about the word of God and prepare ourselves to enter his kingdom. He is faithful and he has revealed the truth through his living words. We are to follow his words which will help us to know every detail that will take place in the days to come.
Knowing the future of this earth, we should keep ourselves ready so we may not miss the golden opportunity to be a part of God’s everlasting kingdom. There will be no more second chances if we neglect Jesus on this earth, so our primary aim should be upon the new earth which is designed for the righteous people.