I have this attitude about “Bible times”: it’s like Hawaii - a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.
**Were we to visit, life in Bible times would feel familiar to us once we got used to being deprived of modern conveniences.**
In teaching Bible Study sessions, we very often apply what we are reading and discussing to the era in which these people lived. Then we take a second look at it and ask ourselves about how it applies to us living in our time.
In other words, what was God of Christ saying then? And what is being said to us now?
But oh, to have seen Jesus teaching on the Temple Mount, or walking with the crowds, or preaching from the boat on the Sea.
Pre-fall Eden sounds pretty good.
I’d like to know what Israel in the time of Judges was like to live in. Kinda appeals to me.
Anesthesia, antibiotics, air conditioning.
I reckon that the past OT times are not equally compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. The creation today has been subject to vanity. And the creation waits for the manifestation of us, the sons of God, who are in Christ, because the creation itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
When this event happens, we will see and witness and partake in the glorious praising of Almighty God together with all of creation: the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars, the entire host of heaven! And of course, together with all the saved saints and believers from Adam to the present, we all will praise God with our new spiritual bodies, which are like the Lord's body, but crafted for believers.
And furthermore, we shall be given positions in the heavenly places, in Christ, to replace those places which today are occupied by daemons: i.e. invisible thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers in the heavenly governmental hierarchy; but our roles in these places will be to bring glorious liberty to the creation so that God's creation can now freely praise God, freed from the corruption and holding back by the daemons who now hold these dominions.