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What is your Dream of Paradise? - Can you imagine what the world will be like? - ??????? We have never had Paradise on earth, yet; yes we have beautiful gardens right now that gives us a view of our future on earth!....LOOK...??????? “THE nostalgia for paradise is among the powerful nostalgias that seem to haunt human beings. It may be the most powerful and persistent of all. A certain longing for paradise is evidenced at every level of religious life.Â” So says The Encyclopedia of Religion.Â ??????? Such nostalgia is only natural, since the Bible tells us that human life began in ParadiseÂ—a beautiful garden free of disease and death. (Genesis 2:8-15) It is not surprising that many of the worldÂ’s religions hold out the hope of future life in a paradise of one kind or another. ??????? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT PARADISE ON EARTH?(Isaiah 35:1,2) "The wilderness and the waterless region will exult, and the desert plain will be joyful and blossom as the saffron. 2 Without fail it will blossom, and it will really be joyful with joyousness and with glad crying out. The glory of Leb?aÂ·non itself must be given to it, the splendor of Car?mel and of Shar?on. There will be those who will see the glory of Jehovah, the splendor of our God." ??????? One of the English-speaking worldÂ’s famous poets, John Milton (1608-1674), wrote Paradise Lost and its sequel Paradise Regained. In his works, Milton referred to the reward that the faithful will receive in an earthly paradise. Although Milton dedicated much of his life to Bible study, he recognized that Scriptural truth would not be pieced together until ChristÂ’s presence. ??????? Today, John Milton is best remembered for composing Paradise Lost, a poetic retelling of the Biblical account of manÂ’s fall from perfection. (Genesis, chapter 3) It is primarily this work, first published in 1667, that earned Milton literary fame, especially in the English-speaking world. He later published a sequel entitled Paradise Regained. These poems present GodÂ’s original purpose for manÂ—to enjoy perfect life in an earthly paradiseÂ—and point to GodÂ’s restoration of Paradise on earth through Christ. In Paradise Lost, for example, Michael the archangel foretells the time when Christ will Â“reward His faithful, and receive them into bliss, whether in heaven or earth, for then the earth shall all be paradise, far happier place than this of Eden, and far happier days.Â” ??????? (Isaiah 35:3-4) . . .Strengthen the weak hands, YOU people, and make the knees that are wobbling firm. 4 Say to those who are anxious at heart: Â“Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! YOUR own God will come with vengeance itself, God even with a repayment. He himself will come and save YOU people.Â” ??????? (Psalm 37:9-11) . . .For evildoers themselves will be cut off, But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth. ? [Waw] 10 And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. 11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. ??????? (Psalm 37:29) . . .The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it. ??????? REJOICE! - SOON THAT PARADISE WILL BE HERE! LEARN NOW HOW TO BE PART OF THOSE THAT LIVE IN THAT EARTHLY PARADISE!Â jw.org