Q. “The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
Is this the new Jerusalem? When we are completely free from sin, and put on Christ completely and be like Him as He is, will we have power and closeness to the creation where we hear mountains/hills sing and trees clap their hands? To think all material things that bring joy but not everlasting is to be replaced with creation makes my heart leap. Surely to hear a mountain speak must be simple divine.
A. Sorry, Isaiah 55:12-13 is not about the Church or the New Jerusalem. It speaks of Israel’s Kingdom Age on Earth as God’s people finally return to their ancient land for good, their preeminent position among the nations of Earth restored.
After the curse is lifted and peace is restored to the creation, we’ll see all kinds of grand and glorious changes; the desert blooming (Isaiah 35:1-2), the Dead Sea teeming with fish (Ezekiel 47:9-10) trees bearing fruit each month with leaves that can heal people (Ezekiel 47:12), and even singing mountains and clapping trees.