A Preview of Earth’s Future

Have you ever thought of a time when sin will be put down and dealt with swiftly. We can expect a vast improvement during Jesus’ thousand year reign on earth. Nevertheless, sin will not be completely gone during that period of time. Even though the thousand years begin with only saved people on earth, children will be born with Adam’s nature. Not a few of them will resent and reject Jesus. Even with that reality, world conditions will be the best since Eden. The Psalmist shares his inspired anticipation in Psalm 67: “(To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song:) “God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us; Selah. That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for Thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. (Then) shall the earth yield her increase; (and) God, (even) our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.” This time of great blessing foreshadows the coming of the perfect day when all sin and wrong is purged from the earth and only righteousness is the saints’ experience. There will be no more sin, sickness, disease, danger or death. This is the “forever” destiny of all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Eliza E. Hewitt’s hymn, “Jesus Reigns Forever, Mighty Victor Still,” throbs with joy and longing for the “preview” and the final reign: “Jesus reigns forever, mighty Victor still; tempest, wave and sunshine shall His Word fulfill; pardon and salvation, joy and consolation, bless the happy people who obey His will. Jesus reigns forever, blessed Prince of Peace; thro’ the world’s dominions may His Word increase; by His grace unfailing, over sin prevailing, wonderful His kingdom, nevermore to cease. Jesus reigns forever on His heav’nly throne; yield Him glad allegiance, serving Him alone; when the finished story shall record His glory, we shall sing His mercy, and His goodness own. Jesus reigns, our mighty King forever!  Jesus reigns! transcendent in His love. Let our praises, blending, join the song unending, swell the hallelujahs of the world above.” Selah! Those who have experienced (or will experience) genuine conversion are given this preview and will see its fulfillment.   Ron

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