From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”
Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. Mathew 27
This was the event in history, which was the birth of the new creation. Through the death and resurrection of the crucified God, a new beginning was inaugurated in the history of this world, but also the cosmos. Something was birthed at the cross that never was a reality before. A whole new goings of God came into existence.
The creator God who through the event of the Son, brought to nothingness one entire order of creation that was, and through the event of the resurrection of himself birthed an reality, which was not before?
This new creation that was the fruit of Calvary, was God putting an end to an entire system of being and order.
The crucified one took upon himself in death, the entire order of a former creation in, which he was the originator of. God in Christ also partook of the death of the old order of creation. It is finished was the last word of the old order, behold all things are now new after the cross.
The cross was the pivot point of the history of the old creation, everything behind the cross was ended at the cross, everything after the cross is of an new order of existence.
Everything before the cross has a big no over it, everything after the cross has a big yes after it?
This new creation is not a restoration of the old order, it is the end of the old, the end of all that the old represents. God not only puts and an end to the old, God also becomes a participant in the end of the old? God in Christ takes the whole order of the old creation in himself into death? This is a mystery beyond mystery! God in Christ not only puts the old order of the first creation to death, but he also as the creator of the former creation, goes into death with it? How can any mortal man explain this event of all events!
Something epic takes place in the death of God. All the former things which he created are now no more? God out of nothing begins the new world of the new heavens and the new earth. Its not a renewed heavens and renewed earth, its a completely new world that is now a reality in the eternal realm, which is outside of this old order in, which we still live and move in.
This new heavens and new earth is only now seen in the death and resurrection of God in Christ. To see this new creation, one needs to be a living participant in the death and resurrection of God in Christ.
This new world in something that has never been before. It is a new reality of a God who does not decide to fix something old, God ends the old in Christ and starts all over again.
The bible says that Adam was a type of Christ. Adan was the representative man of a new world of creation. So also now Christ as the last Adam is also the representative man of a new creation.
Adam did not only fail God, and God had to come and clean up the mess of Adam, no God came not to clean up the creation of the old order, God came in Christ and did away with the old order of Adam.
In this new heavens and new earth, the first man Adam is no more. Adam is no longer included in the new creation?