Notice here, some of you Bible students...Notice, in Peter, in the [3rd] chapter of Peter here...he uses the word "world" as a Greek word, "Kosmos," which means "the world order."

The earth shall pass away, melt the elements with fervent heat. See? Doesn't mean that the earth, the planet's going to pass away, but the world, Kosmos, the politics, the sinners, the system, sin, disease, germs, everything that's wrong will pass away...

God once shook the heavens, but this time He said He will shake the earth: heavens and earth. He shook the earth, rather, then; this time He will shake the heavens. See? For we receive a Kingdom that cannot be moved, the eternal Kingdom. Watch how He goes to it.

Notice here, Peter said, "And will melt with fervent heat and the works therein burn up," not the planet, the works therein: the works of man. All their politicians, and their schemes, and all their denominations and manmade schemes will all go with it when it burns.

"And heavens will pass away with a great noise." Did you notice here? "Heavens will pass away with a great noise." Listen, the whole earth will be on fire and will ignite the gases that's in the earth and explode it. It's exactly...Such an explosion will rock it (Oh, my.), 'cause it's got to kill every disease, every thistle, every thorn, everything there is to be done, the fire'll burn it up.

And remember, it's not altogether just a literal fire; it's also a holy Fire (See?), that will take away Satan and all of his, all of the devils. Both heaven and earth (Amen.) will pass away, killing all the germs, all the insects, all natural life on it and around it, even the H2O, the water, will explode. Think of it. Talk about a noise--

You think that little noise out here in Tucson was something, when He opened the six seals, that shook the country around about and caused the talk, wait till this earth receives her baptism!

...Yeah, it'll...explode it, the H2O, the water; for the Bible said here in Revelations 21, "and there was no more sea." Explode it. This will change the whole surface of the entire earth. She'll burst and blow to pieces. All the outside, the crust and for hundreds of feet below it, it'll just simply be completely demolished...The holy wrath of God will come upon it, and will cleanse it, will change the entire surface.

-- Brother Branham
August 2, 1964