Understanding Isaiah 65:17: “For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.”
Will ignorance of the previous 6000-years prevail in the New Jerusalem?
“I will remember their sins no more” (Jeremiah 31:34). That which “shall not be remembered” by Elohim is our sin, our failures, not the relevant lessons learned via experiential relevance concerning the horrors of sin and Satan’s dominion over evil.
We will remember the ravages of sin and its horror as the previous 6000-years of devastation authored by Satan will act as a bulwark against future rebellion in the Kingdom, for both the angelic and human creation, as free will remains extant by necessity. All that Elohim, this Earth and humanity have endured at the hands of Satan will not be in vain.
We will be forever reminded of sin’s horror and devastation as we personally witness the nail scarred hands and feet, the spear-pierced side, of our Messiah, Jesus Christ. These memories will not consume us, our tears will be wiped away by our Lord, as we will exist in peace with Elohim through our faith established in Messiah Jesus (Romans 5:1; Revelation 21:4) but our memories will glorify the One who created the unfathomable beauty of the New Jerusalem and made our presence there possible (1 Corinthians 2:9; John 3).
Our Creator’s selfless love demonstrated at Golgotha in response to the horrors of sin and disobedience will be remembered and glorified and honored through our loving obedience and worship of the One who suffered and died that we could live, eternally (Revelation 4:8-11). The redeemed will never forget.