In relation to the previous post
why is it that after passing through the fires of judgment,
there needs to be a time of rest - before the new life
Note Jesus' body after the cross, resting in the grave
Note the 70 years after the burning of Israel - till the return
Note the subsiding of flood waters in Noah's time
Note the lag time between a 'seed dying' and the germination of a new plant
The next age is said to be the Age of Rest - the Sabbath age(s)
where there is no 'ordinary work'
or perhaps the theology is not quite right
as in the Sabbath is the time of restoration - a time of comfort
proceeded then by the time of New Life, New Age, New Activity
so Sabbath then becomes the underlying value of the New Creation?
We died with Him, so we also will rest with Him, then raised with Him, ascended with Him, seated with Him, judging with Him, and then - life eternal with Him, ruling with Him