It is necessary that God must “make all things new” (Apoc 21:5), as the Psalmist prophesied: “Thou shalt send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. May the glory of the Lord endure for ever, the Lord shall rejoice in His works” (Ps 103:30,31).
This renewal has already taken place as foretold by Daniel the prophet: “I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days sat, His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like clean wool: His throne like flames of fire, the wheels of it like a burning fire…I beheld, therefore, in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the Ancient of Days, and they presented him before Him. And He gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away, and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed” (Dn 7:9,13,14).
This event has taken place withing the last thirty years. The ‘one like the Son of man’ is Eucharistic man, to whom “the Lord has sworn, and He will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Ps 109:4). When it says ‘they presented him’ it must be understood that the ‘they’ are Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. They reason these two presented him is because if either of them had said ‘no’ to the immaculate conception of Jesus, then Jesus could not have come to save us. If the ‘him’ whom they presented had not said ‘yes’ to the request of Christ Jesus to leave all behind and come follow Him, then this presentation could not have taken place.
When God gave him ‘power, and glory, and a kingdom…that shall not be taken away’ he (Eucharistic man) was instructed and given the very power and glory of God. In truth, these attributes have no human means of measurement, they are Divinely supernatural, and as such immeasurable! This Eucharistic man has achieved through the grace of God, that unity which Jesus prayed to the Father: “that they may be one, as We also are” (Jn 17:11). This oneness is the perfection of the Divine nature of God in the human nature, which we define as Eucharistic man. This power then is what Saint John wrote about: “I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and with justice does he judge and fight…And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean” (Apoc 19:11,14). Jesus said: “I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see the Kingdom of God” (Lk 9:27). Saint John did not see death until he saw the events of the Apocalypse take place.
With the arrival of the armies that are in heaven, begins the greatest evangelization in the history of the world. The heavenly bodies will look like ‘normal’ people. They will be everywhere and visible when it is necessary to be seen, either by friend or foe. Remember: “Hospitality do not forget, for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels” (Hb 13:2).
The angels and saints in Heaven will be released upon the earth (some unto life everlasting), as all of hell (others unto reproach) as foretold by Daniel: “At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who stands for the children of thy people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always. But they that are learned, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity” (Dn 12:1-3).
You may ask as Daniel did of the angel who spoke to him: “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? When the scattering of the band of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished…Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand. And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days” (Dn 12:6,7,10,11).
If you wonder if ‘the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away’ has happened, then look at the Vatican II Mass, and you will see and understand.
God had to do a new thing.
God has already prepared the new thing.
“Behold, all things are made new, these words are most faithful and true” (Apoc 21:5).