Revelation 21:1 (New Living Translation)
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.
In the book of Revelation, Apostle John was given glimpses into the long history of humanity from God’s side or view of things. John saw the great battle between good and evil that started in heaven long long time ago, and continues on the earth today. The end of the book shows God overcoming evil at long last.
Wars leave behind destruction, and at the end of every war there is a need for reconstruction. It is the same with this great war of spirits, being fought in heaven and on the earth. Its caused destruction in heaven and on earth.
We see this destruction on earth through our sick and broken bodies, sick and broken relationships among people, and the many uncaring ways we use resources on earth, leaving our planet sick and broken on land, sea and air.
At the end of the book of Revelation, Apostle John saw God bring total restoration to heaven and earth by creating them anew. Its like a resurrection of not just our bodies but also of our world. The sea, the symbol of the great divisions among people, is gone; this is going to be a new united world; united in love, united in purpose.
We live in an era of war of spirits, with negative consequences on our bodies, relationships, and our world – but the war will come to an expected end; and we will enter into a new day when goodness wins and rule the world.
May we all be blessed to see the day goodness triumphs, and be part of humanity that will live and enjoy the new earth, Amen!