Psalm 33:14 “From
the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the
God created man in His very own image
and likeness to be His intimate companion for all of eternity. His sole
intention was to provide all that we need to be healthy, happy and
prosperous, so that we could simply focus on our relationship with Him.
He gave the earth and everything in it to mankind. However, He did not
anticipate that we would be so rebellious and reject Him as we have.
Yet, sadly enough, that is exactly what the human race has done from the
Adam’s sin had dire consequences that
extend to all of us. The first man relinquished all of his rights and
privileges as a son of God and surrendered them to Satan in the Garden
of Eden. He lost his dominion over the earth, and incurred spiritual
separation from God and physical death as the penalty for his sin.
Since we are of his lineage, we also share in his guilt and all the
punishment that goes with it. There is nothing that we can do in our
own strength to redeem ourselves.
The entire human race needs salvation
to set matters straight with God and restore our righteousness to us.
The Lord knew that and sent His very own Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth
to teach us His ways and to save us from condemnation. Christ laid down
His life on the cross just for us, so that we could be released from our
iniquity and receive the free gift of eternal life. He restored our
right standing with God, so there need never be a separation between God
and man ever again.
The Lord wants to gather us to Himself
in the everlasting Kingdom of God for all of eternity. But in order for
us to be eligible to dwell in His holy presence, we must change the
course of our lives. We can no longer do the things that we once did
and remain righteous. We will have to repent of all our sin and be
obedient to all of God’s commandments. If we are diligent to do all
that He asks of us, we will reap many blessings and generous rewards for
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Jesus did all the hard work for us; all
we have to do is believe in Him and appropriate His righteousness once
and for all. He died so that we don’t have to suffer the same fate.
With His resurrection from the dead, He conquered sin, death and the
grave. Very soon now, He will return in all of His glory to set matters
straight on the earth and receive His everlasting Kingdom.
But make no mistake; He will not come
back as a babe in the manger or a meek and mild Lamb of God this time.
He has vengeance in His heart and He will put an end to all wickedness
on the earth. He will destroy all the ungodly and their ungodliness in
the wrath of His coming. There will be no more evil left to ever defile
God or man. Jesus Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron.
There will be no more wars and
conflict, violence and bloodshed, oppression and exploitation of the
weak and innocent. The Lord will not tolerate our destruction of one
another or the earth itself. He will right all wrongs and banish all
evil from our midst. There will be nothing left to contaminate His
people. Christ will enforce fairness, equality and justice in the
government of God.
“See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who
refused him that spake on the earth, much more not shall we escape, if
we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven. Whose voice then shook
the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not
the earth only, but also heaven.”
Our Lord and Savior is calling out to
each and every one of us. He is warning us that we need to surrender
our lives totally and completely to Him, or be destroyed. We must
repent of all our sin; obey all the commandments; and walk in love and
righteousness, as Jesus Christ Himself taught us, or we will receive
eternal punishment in the lake of fire. He will permit no evil to ever
enter into His everlasting Kingdom.
There’s a major shake-up coming.
Nothing will remain the same; the entire earth will be impacted with the
power and glory of almighty God. We must judge ourselves, so that we
need not be judged by Him. We can walk in God’s ways and have a bright
and promising future or be eradicated off the face of the planet. The
choice is ours and ours alone. Very soon now, there will be no more
time left to repent and be saved.
Christ will return to judge all men,
and even angels, to determine who will receive blessings and rewards and
who will be punished. Even the dead will be raised to face judgment.
No one will avoid His scrutiny. He will tolerate no half measures in
any of us. His key role in the Father’s eternal redemption plan will be
perfectly executed. He will destroy all evil and punish anyone who
would harm the earth and His people.
Jude 1:21 “Keep
yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus
Christ unto eternal life.”
Our eternal destiny lies in the balance. We have to make the
all-important decision to renounce all sin and believe in the Lord,
Jesus Christ and all that He did for us or perish. No one will force us
to believe the truth; our free will guarantees that we can make the
choice for ourselves. We can receive the gift of eternal life and all
of its blessings in the Kingdom of God, or find ourselves on the outside
We live in a world without end; the earth itself will not be totally
destroyed, as some seem to believe. But it will be changed to line up
with the will of God. Very soon now, heaven itself will be brought here
in the Kingdom of God and the Lord’s eternal redemption plan for all of
mankind will finally be consummated. Our Creator will actually come and
take up residence with His people, as He has always desired.
There will be nothing and no one that contaminates our relationship ever
again. Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit, so that he no longer
tempts or oppresses us. All evil will be expelled and all the unjust
will be banished from our presence. The Lord will bless the people who
are called by His name and we will have peace and prosperity, health and
longevity, safety and security in His everlasting Kingdom.
Isaiah 64:4 “For
since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by
the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath
prepared for him that waiteth for him.”
The Kingdom of God will be a literal
paradise on the earth forever. All of creation will be in perfect
harmony with man and subject to our dominion once again, as it was in
the Garden of Eden. Plants and animals will be totally compatible with
one another. There will be no more adverse weather conditions or
natural disasters that threaten the well-being and stability of God’s
All the dead in Christ will be
resurrected, and we who remain will be changed into glorious,
incorruptible bodies like Christ’s very own. There will be no more
disease and death, no pain and suffering of any kind. We will live long
and strong and see our children and our children’s children. All
generations will know the Lord and delight in His companionship, as we
are destined to do.
Men will dwell in love, peace and unity
with one another in the actual presence of God Himself. Those of us who
have served the Lord faithfully will be generously rewarded. We will
share in Christ’s very own honor and glory, and rule and reign with Him
over all the nations of the world. We will be appointed kings and
priests of God and enforce His principles of fairness, justice and
There will be no more power struggles
or wars and conflict of any kind, no poverty and lack to oppress us in
any way. The Lord will supply all of our needs in abundance and we will
be blessed beyond all of our expectations. He will lavish all the vast
resources of the universe on us, so that we never go without any good
thing. We will be happy, healthy and prosperous for all eternity.
“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
The Lord’s eternal redemption plan for
mankind is perfect in every way. All men will soon know Him and be
totally righteous in His eyes or be expelled from His presence. We will
have His laws forever written on our minds and in our hearts. We will
worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and fellowship intimately with
Him, as we were created to do. We will never be separated from our God
He will restore all that has been taken
from us and reward us for our faithfulness. We will have a just
recompense for all of our efforts on His behalf. The Kingdom of God
will be an eternal legacy of righteousness, peace and joy that no man or
devil can ever take from us. We will build beautiful homes to lodge our
large families and grow crops for our food from all the bounty of the
We will rejoice in all that the Lord
has done for us and give Him all the praise and thanks that He
deserves. He will blot out all pain and suffering from our memories.
We will be healthy and strong and dwell in heaven on the earth for all
time. Nothing will ever disturb the serenity of life in Jesus Christ’s
everlasting Kingdom. The world will be perfect once again, as it was
intended from the creation!