I think that is an excellent insight! It should probably be it's own thread.
Originally Posted by TruthSeeker1959
Now following your lead, I will find a verse that speaks of the creation of heaven and earth:
Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.And then this links to another verse in Isaiah which connects the creation of God's Covenant People with the creation of heaven and earth:
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. Note the parallelism:
Behold I create new heavens and a new earthNow that's some pretty simple math!
Behold I create Jerusalem and her people