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No. 165
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.


Some people who don’t trust God have very sad worries about this planet. They can even imagine that the “ hole in the ozone layer” may cause all life on this planet to be destroyed. This should never worry you! You are child of God, Who is the Creator of the entire universe and cosmos. He has told us what  HE is going to do with this earth. Let’s look more at the wonderful plan for a greenhouse effect on God’s renewed earth. It is all explained in the Bible, God’s Word:

When Jesus Christ sets up His Kingdom on earth for a thousand years, everything will be
“very good” again on the earth, just as it was in Genesis 1:31:
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31).
In the original earth, the only rains were soft mists, and this kept the earth with comfortable temperatures and humidity:
“ And the Lord made the earth and the heavens...And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” (Genesis 2:4-6).
The earth will be like that again, never fear, when God renews our planet.

There will be a great healing of the lands and waters of this planet when Jesus reigns as King in the Millennium!  “Millennium” means a thousand years.  There will be no need to eat meat then, and animals will not have to eat other animals to survive. People only ate meat after the Great Flood mostly because the water vapour canopy was gone, and so conditions were not as lush and healthy as they had been before the flood. (Genesis 9:2-4).
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”
(Isaiah 11:6,7).

There are lots and lots of verses in the Bible that show that the Millennium reign of Jesus Christ will be like paradise again. To do this God will bring back His canopy of water vapour, and make again the greenhouse around the earth:
“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: ..: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: ..” (Isaiah 35:1-7).

In some wonderful way God will change the whole of the workings of this planet in the time the Bible calls “The Tribulation.” All of those who are saved by trusting in Jesus Christ will be safe and away from the earth during that time, by the way. In the Tribulation God will bring tec-tonic and vol-can-ic up-heavals. And even at-mos-phere bom-bard-ments. He will bring new supplies of needed trace elements in to the soils of the world. In Christ’s reign the earth will be given a new system of springs and spring-fed rivers which will be purified by the Lord:
“I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. “ (Isaiah 41:18).

So you see, dearly beloved of God, we must trust our Heavenly Father to change this planet into a paradise again. And we should not be worried about ozone holes and the environment. Although we should, of course, look after what God has given us here, and be kind to animals and care for the forests and the oceans.

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