History moves toward a steady goal because God is in control of
history. Jesus Christ is Lord of all including time, kings and kingdoms. He is the Lord of
The lordship of Jesus Christ includes every area of life. The
blessed hope of history is the triumphant, visible return of Jesus Christ. It will
be a glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus
Jesus Christ will return in triumph to fulfill Gods eternal
purpose with all of creation. Creation begins and ends with Christ. The Creator is the
Beginning and the Finisher of His creation. We need to remind ourselves of this truth that
man is not the creator; he is the created.
Only the Father in heaven knows when that triumphant day will appear
(Matt. 24:36). We do know that cataclysmic events will occur (Matt. 24; 25; Mark 13; Luke
Our occupation until His return is to preach the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to every tribe, people and nation. Jesus said, This gospel of the kingdom
shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end
will come (Matt. 24:14).
As we take the Gospel to every nation, we are to watch expectantly
for His return (Matt. 24:27-44; 25:13; Mk. 13:35-36; Lk. 12:35-40).
Like the early followers of Jesus Christ, I am certain of His return.
The Lord Jesus is returning in absolute triumph and display of His eternal glory. All of
history is moving toward this glorious climax.
History has a reason and that reason is Jesus Christ. It is moving to
a climax when time shall be no more. A time is coming when every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and
on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil 2:10-11).
This will be a day of victory, judgment and glory for Jesus Christ
Gods righteousness demands that all evil be judged. There is no
way evil can give glory to God. In triumphant judgment, God will judge and put away all
evil. He will reign in righteousness over all His creation and there will be no pain, no
sorrow, no tears and no more death (Rev. 21-22).
Christ will be the Judge (Matt. 16:27; 13:24-30; chaps. 24-25; Jn.
5:28-30). You may think you sit in judgment on Him today, but in the end, He will be your
Judge. There will be no exceptions when Christ returns. It will be a day when Christ will
vindicate His righteousness (Matt. 13:41-42). Each of us will give an account of our
selves to God (2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:12; 1 Cor. 3:12-15; 1:8; 2 Cor. 1:14; Phil. 2:16; 1
The righteous will be rewarded and will sit with Christ in judging
the twelve tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28; Lk. 22:30).
The Bible teaches that just as heaven is eternal, hell is also
eternal (Mk. 9:43, 48; Matt. 5:29-30; 13:42, 50; 22:13; Luke 16:26; Rev. 14:9-11; 19:20;
20:10). You cannot explain away these references to eternal punishment for those who
reject the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is in this life that we take sides. We choose to make Jesus Christ
Lord of our lives, or we cast our vote with Satan.
The Book of Revelation reveals that there is only one person who can
disclose the meaning and purpose of history. He is the triumphant Lord of history (Rev.
Imagine what it will be like when all heaven explodes into glory when
people from every tribe, language and nation will bow to the name that is above every name
and confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Everyone who will be in heaven will be there only because Jesus
Christ purchased them for God by His own precious blood.
The only song worth singing is, Worthy is the Lamb, who was
slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and
praise! (Rev. 5:12).
Who is the One to whom we sing? To Him who sits on the throne
and to the Lamb be praised and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever! (Rev.
The picture of Gods throne of glory in heaven is that of
Christ. Jesus Christ is Lord because God is Lord.
History closes with Jesus Christ reigning as Lord (Rev. 1; 4-5; 19).
I am on the winning side and I pray you are, too.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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