There is a Kingdom that has always been, and will always be. It is found in the heart of Jehovah God who has no beginning or end. He lives in eternity, and rules over all that exist. Before time began, before you were born, God had an eternal purpose for your life. The only way to find and fulfill this eternal purpose is through a relationship with The Eternal King, Jesus Christ. This blog is about The Eternal King and His Kingdom. It is about how you can be part of His Kingdom by having a relationship with Him, and fulfilling His eternal purpose for you.



(Understanding God’s Judgements Part 3)

He was sending out His followers to spread the good news of God’s Kingdom.  As He was giving them instructions Jesus Christ said, “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28 NLT     God’s Word makes it clear.  In the end, all of this universe that is part of time, will cease to exist.  

This will happen when the process of removing evil from creation is complete. Those who have been in fellowship with God will live forever with Him.  Those who have chosen to reject God’s love and sacrifice will be eternally separated from Him.

So how will this all happen? How bad will it get before time will be no more? We need to understand that God is merciful and gracious in everything He does. His desire is not to destroy, but to redeem. Because of this, His judgements are progressive.  They get worse the further we move away from Him through our disobedience.

So what are God’s judgements?  If you read the Bible from cover to cover, you’ll find that the scriptures indicate there are seven types of judgements:

Pestilence refers to plagues and/or diseases that affect living things.

Famine is mentioned several times and can refer to lack in any area. This includes spiritual lack.

The Sword or War refers to people fighting each other. This could be on a personal level, or between groups or nations.

Wild Beasts are Animals that God sends to devour those who fail to repent of their rebellion against Him. They may also devour their livestock and children.

Natural Disasters are spoken of a number of times. Things like drought, hail, floods, fire and earthquakes are part of His judgements. 

Physical Death of the body comes to all except a few who walk in close fellowship with God.

Eternal Death and Destruction (The Second Death) are God’s final judgements upon those who have hardened their hearts to His voice and are beyond redemption. They will be eternally separated from God, and exist forever in the darkness of Hell.

Because we live in a creation that has been polluted by evil we all experience the affects of God’s judgements. How much we experience God’s judgements depends on our relationship with God. Those who walk in fellowship with God may suffer the affects of the evil world around them, but will ultimately be delivered from all the judgements of God into the eternal blessings of His Kingdom. Those who reject God’s gracious redemption will experience the utter destruction of their soul and body in Hell forever.

How bad will it get?  That depends on whether you seek to walk in fellowship with God or reject His love for you.

QUESTION:    How bad would it be for you if you died right now?

Scriptures: Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4-5, 2 Peter 3:2-13, 
Hebrews 1:8-12, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-15, 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10,
Psalm 103, Exodus chapters  5-14, Leviticus 26, 2 Chronicles 6:28,
Psalm 91, Psalm 105:16,  Amos 8:11, Ezekiel 23:22-26,
Matthew 10:34-36,  Ezekiel 14:21, Haggai 1:9-11, Isaiah 28:1-2 & 29:6,
Proverbs 6:12-15 & 29:1,  Proverbs 10:29, Revelation 20:14 & 21:8,
Romans 5:12-14, and Psalm 34:19

Henry & Rita

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