For most of us, as believers in fulfilled theology, we got here by mainly tearing apart context, audience relevance, language, hebrew thought, etc. But most of us, if not all of us, concluded the end first. Meaning, we understood what Revelation is actually saying long before we ever understood what Genesis was actually saying.
But the bookends, Genesis & Revelation, are in perfect harmony. It's no surprise either because after all, this is one complete story from the beginning to end.
Take for example Revelation 21:1...
"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more SEA."
Now, as a previous study showed, the "sea" or "waters" represents Gentiles. It represents those who were outside of Covenant, alienated, in darkness, in chaos. The Land (Israel) represented stability and order. The Sea (Gentiles) represented disorder and instability. Picture the rocky waves of an ocean. No stability. No order. The Sea was divided from the Land.
So John is just showing how in Christ, there is no divider anymore. The wall of separation has been torn down.
"Little Children (jews) He is not the propitiation for just our sins, but for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:2 (Jew & Gentile)
But what's crucial to notice here is the term "SEA".
The "sea" is REMOVED here in Revelation. It's gone.
So we absolutely MUST ask ourselves where do we find this "SEA" being created?
There is only 1 other place in all of scripture that we see a creation of a "SEA" when speaking of a "HEAVEN & EARTH" being created.
That is Genesis 1:10.
So in the initial Heaven & Earth creation in Genesis, we have God creating the "sea".
In the NEW Heaven & Earth creation in Revelation, we have God removing the SAME "sea".
So if the SEA was created in Genesis and that same SEA was removed in Revelation, then by default it is pretty safe to say that the "Heaven & Earth" that we see in Genesis is the same one that is done away with in Revelation.
The "SEA" ties them together.
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