Why Won’t Earth Need Oil And Gas?

Q. In your article “Delay Between The Rapture And The 7 Year Treaty”, you stated that “After the 2nd coming, at the end of Daniel’s 70th Week, the world including Israel will have no need of an artificial source of energy”. I understand that this is the beginning of the millennium with Jesus sitting on David’s throne. Can you explain why the world will not use oil and gas and and other natural resources just as it has for the last six thousand years? After the millennium that sounds reasonable because it is eternity, but during the millennium it doesn’t sound reasonable.

A. At the creation there was no artificial source of energy. Earth was made warm and light by the Sun, which allowed Adam and Eve to live comfortably without clothing. After the fall, God gave them clothing to wear for modesty purposes, not to keep them warm. The first mention of man made fire in the Bible is in Genesis 22:6 where Abraham carried fire up the mountain to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. This was about 2,000 years after the Creation.

After the Great Tribulation, the Sun and Moon will go dark (Matt. 24:29). At the Second Coming Earth will be restored to its original state (Matt. 19:28, Acts 3:21) like it was at the Creation. But this time Earth’s source of energy will be the New Jerusalem, not the Sun and Moon (Rev. 21:23-24).

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