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The Triumph of Jesus (47 of 58)
Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
Our world is dying. Have you noticed it?
When you look at the pollution of our world,
When you hear as we did this week that 10% (or 866 species) of the world's trees are going extinct this decade,
When the oceans are depleted of their abundant harvests of fish
When the birds of Mexico City fall from the smoke laced skies in death
When industrial wastes have cast a blanket of death across the farms and forests of eastern Europe . . .
But God has some great plans for the future of this planet. Have you studied them? The Lord is preparing to restore Paradise on Earth again. He has planned for a whole new world. Far beyond anything we could ever plan or do, He is preparing. Just a few of His plans are:
A complete return to a global climate of mild weather with no storms, droughts and catastrophes.
A renewing of the abundant harvests of land and sea
The return of animals to non-poisonous, non-carnivorous states
The transformation of spiders and snakes to beauty and wonder
And dozens of other promised changes until the world blossoms like a rose garden with no blight and no bugs.
Revelation 20 is the step between Earth, as we know it and Heaven for Eternity. It declares that the golden age will arrive. The armies of the nations have been disbanded, and the great military academies have fallen into ruin and decay. The machinery of war has all been smelted down and converted to the implements of peace. Jerusalem has become the world"s capital. The throne of David is there, and the twelve apostles are there judging the twelve tribes of Israel, for Israel rules the world. The millennial temple has been built to crown Moriah's brow, and the nations of the earth come there to worship the living God. Prosperity is evident from pole to pole. Poverty is unknown. Every man has all that heart can desire. There are no prisons, no hospitals, no mental insti ...
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