While You Are Yet Speaking
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, And joy in My people; The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, Nor the voice of crying . . . 24 “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear. Isaiah 65:17-19, 24 NKJV
Are the new heavens and new earth something that occurs during the Church age, or the Kingdom age, or the Millennium, or the Eternal State? It is easy to fall in error when you don’t know the Scriptures nor the power of God (Matt. 22:29). Scripture interprets Scripture, so what was apostolic understanding of the new heavens and new earth?
Apostle Paul was the first to write his revelation of the new heavens and new earth as outlined in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18. In order for anyone to participate in the new heaven and new earth, he or she must be a new creature in Christ. In the new creation, the Father knows the things we have need of before we ask (Matt. 6:8-10).
In the new heavens and new earth, before you call on God in prayer, God answers because the thing you desire already exist (Matt. 6:10). When praying, you are praying for what already exist (Heb. 4:3). You don’t have to seek the thing, it seeks you. The blessings of God will come upon you and overtake you (Deut. 28:2; Amos 9:13). You can’t outrun God’s favor and goodness (Ps. 23:6). The answer is waiting on your asking. Before you decided what you desired, God had already had it prepared (Ps. 37:4; Mark 11:24).
In prayer, while you are yet speaking to God, there is no need to cry, beg, beseech, or plead because God hears and answers because He already knows. For example, while Daniel was yet speaking to the Lord His God in prayer, God had already answered him and sent to him the angel Gabriel to give him skill and understanding that while you are speaking God answers (Dan. 9:3-5, 20-23).
Also, when Peter was imprisoned, he was under the guard of four squads of soldiers. The church came together to pray for him without ceasing. Peter was asleep in prison; bound with two chains, kept between two soldiers while the church was yet speaking to God in prayer, God sent an angel to supernaturally free Peter from prison. After being freed, the church was still in prayer not realizing that God had already answered their prayer (Acts 12:11-16).
While you’re yet speaking in prayer, God answers and it is done! (Ps. 33:9).