What do you think about this web page that talks about the "new heavens and the new earth" and the "twelve stars on the woman" in Revelation?

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I ran across this web page (http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/god-the-father-i-reveal-my-future-plans-for-the-new-heavens-and-the-new-earth) that talks about God's plans for the "new heavens and the new earth." It also talks about the "twelve stars on the woman" in Revelation. Can you look through it and give me your opinion about what they're saying?

Ted's Response:

I typically am too busy to spend a lot of time at websites about which I am asked to make comments. I went ahead and read through that page, which wasn't too lengthy. Below, I will quote a few statements as they are written on the page (whether plain or bold text) and will provide my feedback about them.

<< My future plans for the New Heavens and the New Earth >>

I know that many believe Jesus will bring in the new heaven and new earth as soon as He returns. Yet, chronologically in the book of Revelation, it can be seen that this is not the case.

There will be a 1,000-year period (the Millennium), during which Jesus and glorified saints will rule and reign on this present earth (Revelation 20:6). That will not be on the new earth, which is not even mentioned until later.

After the 1,000 years are over, Satan will be released from the abyss, will instigate a rebellion on the earth, and then will be tossed into the lake of fire (20:7-10). Then God's great white throne judgment will take place (20:11-15). It will be after that when a brand new heavens and earth will be created (21:1). More information about this can be found in my old and new Creations section and in the eternal realm section.

<< My Twelve nations are signified in the twelve stars on the woman in the Book of Revelation. The woman is the Mother of God.... >>

The reference is to the "woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head" (Revelation 12:1). The website designates the woman in this verse to be Mother Mary.

However, the Bible explains itself in this case. Joseph's second dream shows that the sun represents his father Jacob, the moon his mother Rachel, and the eleven stars to be Joseph and his brothers (Genesis 37:9,10). Altogether, these represented Israel, which is what God renamed Jacob (32:28). Therefore, the "woman" seen by John in Revelation was a depiction of Israel (see Who is the "woman" described in Revelation 12:1-6?).

A remnant of this "woman" (that is, of Israel) will flee into a mountainous desert area and will be protected by God for 1,260 days or 3Ĺ years (Matthew 24:16; Revelation 12:6,14) prior to the return of Christ. More about this can be read in my section about the woman.

<< The twelve apostles helped My Son to set up His Church on Earth. >>

The twelve apostles are not the twelve stars on the head of the woman. The Church did not replace or supplant Israel, as explained in my commentary, God's Covenant: with Israel or the Church? It is true that the names of the twelve apostles will be on the twelve foundations of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:14), which will be part of the new Creation to come, not this present Creation during the Millennium.

<< His Blessed Mother, the Mother of Salvation, was crowned Queen of Heaven and will also reign as Queen of the New Paradise. Her Coronation in Heaven was a very special Divine Manifestation of her role in the future of the salvation of the world. It was My Beloved Son who lovingly placed the crown of twelve stars on the head of the Mother of God at her Coronation. >>

There is nothing in the Bible substantiating that Mother Mary is a "co-savior" with Jesus, nor that she has been or will be crowned Queen of Heaven at a heavenly coronation. Although Mary was chosen by God for a special purpose and was greatly blessed, salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and no one else. Furthermore, there is no indication in the Bible that Mary will co-reign with Jesus, the King of the earth, as its Queen.

<< I will bring you a new world that will astound you in all its magnificent glory. It is ready. Its beauty and splendour is beyond your human capacity to envisage. >>

This is something with which I absolutely agree. The beauty of the new earth and the new heaven, when they appear, will be far more grand and majestic than anything conceivable by the human mind. And I believe it will be that way for eternity, such that we constantly will be observing and learning new things about it, and about God Himself, and never will be able to comprehend and grasp it all.

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