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

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(Understanding God’s Judgements Part 2)

He was standing before Pilate, the man who had the political power to condemn Him to death. “Why don’t you talk to me?” Pilate demanded. “Don’t you realize that I have the power to release you or crucify you?   Then Jesus said, “You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above.”
John 19:10-11 NLT

One of the biggest deceptions Satan has placed in the hearts of people is that God is not in control of what’s happening in the world.  Today most people believe that the things that happen are a result of nature. They believe if science can figure out nature, then we can control what’s happening.  Science at its best will never scratch the surface of what an all knowing God understands.  It will never gain control of what’s happening on earth.

Make no mistake.  God is in control of everything.  He is not asleep. His Eternal Kingdom, which He set up according to His unchanging eternal laws, rules over everything in time and eternity.

God controls what happens to people. “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NLT

God’s in charge of political decisions.  “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases.”
Proverbs 21:1 NLT

God determines what happens with the economy.  “He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’  Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful,” Deuteronomy 8:17-18 NLT

What happens in a nation is determined by God.  “If I announce that a certain nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed, but then that nation renounces its evil ways, I will not destroy it as I had planned.  And if I announce that I will plant and build up a certain nation or kingdom, but then that nation turns to evil and refuses to obey me, I will not bless it as I said I would.” Jeremiah 18:7-10 NLT

God determines who wins wars.  “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.” Proverbs 21:31 NLT

What happens in nature is spoken into being by God.  “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.  The voice of The Lord is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.  The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars,Yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon.  He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.  The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.  The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare;” Psalm 29: 3-9 NKJV

God controls the weather.  “He covers the heavens
with clouds, provides rain for the earth,  and makes
the grass grow in mountain pastures……He sends
the snow like white wool;   He scatters frost upon the
ground like ashes. He hurls the hail like stones. Who
can stand against His freezing cold?   Then, at His
command, it all melts. He sends His winds, and the ice thaws.”
Psalm 147:8 &16-18 NLT

God is in charge of the food supply.  “You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use.  You allow them to produce food from the earth-”
Psalm 104:14 NLT

Animals do God’s bidding.  “I will send wild animals that will rob you of your children and destroy your livestock.” Leviticus 26:22 NLT

Everything that happens is under God’s control.  “Remember the things I have done in the past.   For I alone am God!  I am God, and there is none like Me.   Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.”
Isaiah 46:9-10 NLT

So if God is in charge why does evil exist?  Evil exists because satan rebelled against God.  Those who join satan in his rebellion continue to promote its existence through their disobedience.

God is like a master chess player.  His eternal unchanging laws were set up so that His Eternal Kingdom would always be victorious.  In His infinite wisdom God made The Eternal Kingdom a place of light, life, love, blessing and goodness.  His laws will not allow anything that would take away from that to remain in His Kingdom.  God’s judgements are His response to the things that would pollute His Kingdom.  Through His judgements evil will be completely removed from creation.  Because God is in control His Eternal Kingdom will always be a place of light, life, love, blessing and goodness. His desire is for every person to be delivered from evil and become part of His Kingdom. Everything He is doing is so people will escape eternal judgement and live in fellowship with Him

QUESTION:    Do you believe that God is in control of everything?

Scriptures: John 19:10-11, Psalm 121 & 103:19, Malachi 3:6,
Numbers 23:19,  Psalm 31:15, Proverbs 16:9, Deuteronomy 8:17-18,
Jeremiah 18:7-10,  Proverbs 21:31, Psalm 29: 3-9, Psalm 147:8 &16-18,
Psalm 104:14, Leviticus 26:22 ,  Isaiah 46:9-10,  John 8:44, 
Deuteronomy 33:26-39,  Psalm 119:160,  John 3:16, 1 John 1:5 & 4:8,
1 Peter 3:8-9,  James 1:17, and 2 Peter 3:9            
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(Understanding God’s Judgements Part 1)

As He was preparing for His coronation, The Eternal King (Jesus Christ) turned to His disciples and said, “ The Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come……For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones” Matthew 24:14,21-22 NLT.  We are about to enter a time when men will experience the judgements of God in a way they have never seen before. Most of the people in the world don’t understand what that means.  This includes many believers.

In the beginning of time, when satan rebelled against God, he entered into the darkness outside the eternal life of God.   In that darkness everything bad exists; destruction, confusion, and eternal death.  God immediately touched the darkness and began the process of redemption through His righteous judgements according to His eternal laws.  

When God created man, man was a living soul. The eternal life of God’s Spirit controlled his heart and mind.  Man was God’s answer to satan’s rebellion.  As long as man lived in obedient fellowship with God he had the power to defeat satan and restore life to that which had been lost when satan fell.  Satan knew this and deceived man into joining his rebellion.  Instead of fellowship with God, man found himself under the judgements of God’s eternal, unchanging laws.  

Separated from fellowship with God, man began to experience the darkness of death.  Mankind was headed for eternal destruction along with satan.  Yet God in His infinite knowledge and wisdom already had a plan to restore man to obedient fellowship with Him.  What was God’s plan?  God himself would become a man, die an agonizing death on a cruel cross, and defeat satan.  Every person who believed this would be restored to fellowship with God.  They would be able to grow to know God and overcome satan’s deceptions.  God’s Spirit speaks to the heart of every person telling them about this plan.  All through history the people who have sought fellowship with God have trusted in this plan, even those who lived before Jesus Christ came. They will survive God’s judgements. This plan defeated satan. It is redeeming from creation all that is part of God’s Eternal Kingdom which satan stole when he rebelled against God. 

The purpose of God’s judgements is to destroy satan and satan’s works. God’s judgements cleanse the deceptions of satan from the hearts and minds of people who walk in fellowship with Him.  Those who know and love God grow to know Him more through the tough times.  The more they know Him, the more they become like Him.  They understand that God’s judgements are part of His redemptive process.  They live to fulfill God’s purpose and rejoice in what God is doing to redeem creation.

QUESTION:    Do you understand that God’s judgements are part of His redemptive process?

Scriptures: Matthew 24, Genesis 1,1 John 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Corinthians 14:33,
Psalms 6:5, 2 Samuel 22:8-16, Psalms 19, John 17:3, Genesis 3, John 1:9 & 16:7-11,
Psalms 49:15 & 62:1, Revelation 20 & 21, Hebrews 12:6-11, and 1 Peter 1:6-9

Henry & Rita 

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