arable the second, respecting these who deny the name of the habitation of the holy ones, and of the Lord of spirits.
Heaven they shall not ascend, nor shall they come on the earth. This shall be the portion of sinners, who deny the name of the Lord of spirits, and who are thus reserved for the day of punishment and of affliction.
In that day shall the Elect One sit upon a throne of glory; and shall choose their conditions and countless habitations, while their spirits within them shall be strengthened, when they behold my Elect One, for those who have fled for protection to my holy and glorious name.*)
In that day I will cause my Elect One to dwell in the midst of them; will change the face of
heaven; will bless it, and illuminate it for ever.
I will also change the face of
the earth, will bless it; and cause those whom I have elected to dwell upon it. But those who have committed sin and iniquity shall not inhabit it,
for I have marked their proceedings. My righteous ones will I satisfy with peace, placing them before me; but the condemnation of sinners shall draw near, that I may destroy them from the face of the earth.
*) Net edition: R. H. Charles titled this chapter "the New Heaven and the New Earth" - but this chapter depicts the renewing of the earth at the beginning of the millennial reign, as can be seen in verse 3.