For example: Isaiah the prophet put it this way:
For thus says the Lord, "Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other" (Isaiah 45:18)
Please note: God's original intent was to populate the earth with humankind, who then would rule and dominate the planet for Him and in His name. It's really very simple.
God never intended to create the earth and then leave it empty.
One of the ancient Hebrew psalms says:
The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; But the earth He has given to the children of men. Psalm 115:16
God's desire was to extend His Kingly rule from Heaven to Earth. Any religion, therefore, that teaches or emphasizes leaving the Earth to live forever in some other place in the "life to come" misses the point.
Constitutional Scripture: I Corinthians 7:31 and those who use this world are not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.
Please note: Although the Constitution plainly states that this present world will pass away, it also promises that a new earth will take its place.
Constitutional Scripture: I John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. Isaiah 65:17
"For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me", says the Lord, "so shall your descendants and your name remain." Isaiah 66:22
Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. II Peter 3:13
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea. Revelation 21:1
Please note: God's original intent, and His continuing purpose, was and is to extend His invisible heavenly Kingdom to Earth, to influence Earth from Heaven through the rulership of His earthly children created in His image. The expansion of a Kingdom government or any government, from one place to another by planting an outpost in that new place is called colonization, and the outpost, which is called a colony. To put it this way, God's original intent was to make Earth a colony of Heaven.
Colonization was God's original idea, but unlike the human way of colonizing.
Jesus likened the process to the way yeast leavens bread:
Another parable He spoke to them, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal til it was all leavened." Matthew 13:33
Then He said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19) It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches". Luke 13:18:19
Please note: God's ultimate goal in planting His garden "colony" was to fill the Earth with His glory. The glory of God is one of the significant themes of the Constitution, what is known as the Bible. In Numbers, God told Moses:
but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Numbers 14:21
God the Father and King reiterated this theme to the ancient Hebrew prophet Habakkuk when He said:
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14
The Hebrew word for "glory" is Kabod, and the equivalent Greek word is doxa. Both words mean "weighty" or a "heavy weight" More specifically, "glory" refers to the full nature of a thing. The king want to fill the Earth with His full weight; the full nature of His truth. The fullness of who He is and what He is like.
Constitutional Scripture: Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.