O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Now this is a neat find! I don't think I need to comment much. Check it out for yourself:
Imagine that. Here is a writer that, back in 1966, made the connection between the sea in Genesis 1 and the gentiles throughout Scripture. I'm not sure if the author understood the full significance of his point. But the detail sure makes sense out of an often overlooked part of the creation account. At creation God blessed the sea creatures in Gen. 1:22 with a similar blessing given to man on the land in Gen. 1:28. God really loves the fish, too. He always has, from the very beginning.
Thus, Genesis creation is composed of the heavens, land, and sea.
Preterists often notice how God's judgment at the consummation of the age follows the contour of Genesis 1. Note how the age-ending judgment includes a sea jurisdiction in Rev. 20:13. That sets the context for what John sees next:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Rev. 21:1
Note how the heavens, land, and sea all pass away at the fulfillment of Rev. 21:1. See a pattern there?
It's just another example of how Covenant Creation matches Covenant Eschatology. For more info, see this presentation from the 2009 Covenant Creation Conference.