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Revelation:  Chapter 22 -  Genesis and Revelation comparisons

To get a glimpse of what we will experience in the new creation, it is instructive to compare and contrast between what is revealed for in the Genesis record against the descriptions of what will be in the new heaven and new earth.  Out of this comparison one can see a gracious, loving, and generous God.  The Lord will provide a rich environment during this future eternity, which our human imaginations could not fathom.  This is in stark contrast to those who refuse to follow the Lord and will therefore spend eternity in the lake of fire, which have likewise been described in the previous chapters in Revelation

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In the beginning (the Genesis record)  
The new beginning (the Revelation record)  
Day - 1 Creation
The world was without form and void, and it was dark
He makes all things new  
Day - 1 Light
He created it
He is the light
Day - 1 Darkness
He divided night and day, end of 1st day

There is no darkness in the city
Revelation 21:25

Day - 2 water
He divided the firmament on the 2nd day of creation and then created the seas.
There is no sea.
Day - 3 vegetation
Grass, herbs, seed, fruit trees were the 3rd day of creation.
The tree of life giving its fruit and leaves for the healing of the nations.  
Day - 4 heavenly bodies
The stars, moon, and sun for seasons were the 4th day of creation.
There is no sun or moon.  The fruit from the tree of life is the indicator of time by months.
Day - 5 fish and fowl
Fill the air and sea, the 5th day of creation.
No record is presented
Day - 6 living creatures, man and food
Created man to have dominion over the fish, fowl, and every thing with life that moves upon the earth, the 6th day of creation.
Manís role is to serve God and to be identified with him.  

Further Comparisons between the Genesis record and the new heaven and new earth

Spiritual state
Testing, with the existence of potential sin within the Genesis creation and the presence of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
He that over comes shall inherit all things, and those written in the Lambís book of life will enter into the new city.  
One flowed from Eden, and part into four rivers;  Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and the Euphrates.
A pure river of life, clear as crystal, flows from the throne of God, through the city, and past the tree of life.
Manís purpose
Man was put in Eden to dress and keep it, and to be fruitful and multiply, to subdue and have dominion over the earth.
His servants shall serve him.
Revelation 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Physical presence of God
Not 100%.  The Lord was not present during the testing and fall of Adam and Eve.
100% of the time.  The tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them.
God cursed the serpent, the woman, and the man
No more tears, death, sorrow, crying, pain, or curse.
Access to the tree of life and river of life
Man first had free access to the tree of life, until he sinned and was denied access.  This prevented man from living in a sinful condition for eternity.  Instead, we look forward to the promises made by Jesus concerning renewed fellowship with him, our new bodies, and a new creation.
Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life.

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