The Full Life Study Bible: This prophecy foresees God’s future kingdom on earth. Isaiah blends the age of eternity where sin and death shall be no more (vv. 17-19) with the Messianic age (i.e., the millennial kingdom) that precedes it (vv. 19-25; Rev 20:4-6).



(Isa 65:17-19)  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

  1. heavens = Heb: be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve):
  2. (2 Pet 3:10-13)  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. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved [by nuclear devastation], what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation [Gk: behavior] and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved [by nuclear devestation], and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.





(1 Cor 15:51-53)  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep [Gk: be dead], but we shall all be changed [Gk: made different], In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible [Gk: undecaying: immortal], and we shall be changed [Gk: made different]. For this corruptible [Gk: decaying, perishable] must put on incorruption [Gk: unending existence], and this mortal must put on immortality.


(1 Thes 4:14-18)  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep [Gk: be dead] in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the [second] coming of the Lord shall not prevent [Gk: precede] them which are asleep [Gk: be dead]. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

  1. (Heb 11:39,40)  And these all [the godly heroes and heroines of the Bible], having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect [Gk: complete, finished].


(Rev 20:4-6)  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them [1]: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned [as “kings and priests” Rev 1:6; 5:10] with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead [the unsaved masses] lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign [as kings] with him a thousand years.

  1. (Oba 21)  And saviours [Heb: bring (having) salvation] [i.e., the resurrected saints] shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau [Biblical symbol of the flesh, here indicating the unsaved]; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.



Commentary: Summation = The dead in Christ and we which are alive and remain (i.e., all the past and present redeemed children of God) shall be changed immediately into immortalityin the twinkling of an eye” (1 Cor 15:51-53), at the moment of our “rapture” (1 Thess 4:15-18), which is also “the first resurrection” (Rev 20:4-6). Once assembled together (Gk: sunago) to meet the Lord in the air, we shall enter into the 1,000 year Millennium – the Messianic Age, having each received, in the twinkling of an eye, the full mind of Christ and a new immortalized glorified physical body as exemplified by the resurrected body of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:36-43). Only the body can die and be resurrected, the spirit and soul are immortal and cannot die. Why would Jesus Christ exemplify in Himself something that we ourselves will not experience?

  1. (Luke 24:36-43)  And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit [“a ghost” NIV]. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit [“a ghost” NIV] hath not flesh and bones [or, hath not most significantly, the Glory], as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.



(Isa 65:20-25)  There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed [die the curse of death, having had ample time for conversion and having rejected Christ] [1]. And they [the redeemed] shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree [hundreds of years] are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them [2]. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear [because of My 100% intimate presence within and about (the Glory) them]. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock [as vegetarians eating herbs (grains) and fruit as it was prior to Gen 9:1-3]: and dust shall be the serpent's meat [the serpent shall remain “bound” (ineffective) for the thousand years in the bottomless pit: Rev 20:1-3 of the Messianic reign]. They shall not hurt nor destroy [indicating great peace] in all my holy mountain [but not inclusive of the then present world], saith the LORD.

  1. Commentary: “infant…old man” = We who are now alive and remain will take part in the first resurrection and live in changed glorified bodies as kings and priests throughout the 1,000 year Millennium preaching and teaching the Word of God to billions of sinners who shall also enter into the Millenium and over whom we shall reign without Satanic interferance. Those sinners and their offspring will continue to multiply and either accept or reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. However, it appears that if they have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, generally by their 100th birthday, having had ample time for spiritual conversion, that they shall suffer the accursedness of the death penalty – judgment.  
  2. (Rev 20:6)  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign [as “kings and priests” Rev 1:6; 5:10] with him a thousand years [i.e., “the day of God” 2 Pet 3:12 (the only Biblical mention of this phrase)].
  3. (John 12:48)  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words [Gk: rhema: grace (revelations)], hath one that judgeth him: the word [Gk: logos: law] that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.