So here we are: October 1, and the government is in limbo with its funding. The way it’s being portrayed, we’re in sight of the end of the world. Well, I’m not of that opinion. I have it on very good authority that the end will look something like this:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. . . . He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. . . . From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”
You see, nothing that we consider some kind of ultimate demise compares to the Second Coming of Christ, when He will put an end to man’s rebellion. That same authority tells me this:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” . . . Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.”
So even though I write about all the trials we go through daily and try to apply His principles to the affairs of this world, I always have one eye on what is coming next. There will be a time when all this—the arrogance of man, the foolishness of policies that undermine righteousness, and the disturbances of life—will all pass away. Ultimate reality will replace what we now think of as real. His righteousness will prevail, and those who have made Him their Lord will see all the things He makes new.
Yes, I will continue to write about the conflicts we currently face and use as much logic and reason as I can muster to convince others of His truths. I will agonize over sin and the destruction it leaves in its wake, and pray that the words I use will help those who are perishing and don’t know it, to lay down their rebellion and seek the Giver of genuine life.
Tomorrow we still may not have government funding, but the world will be here anyway. The end is not yet.