Thy Kingdom Come
2Timothy 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid
up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
Christ will establish a new kingdom here on Earth. He will bless those who are watching, looking, anxiously waiting for it.
We shouldn’t be afraid of what’s happening around us all throughout the world. We should look at these things as a sign of the times. That we are nearing the end of Satan’s rule on this world.
This is something that we should anticipate. Something that we should look forward to.
I have to confess that I cheated. I read the end of the book.
The end is already predetermined. Satan loses. He thinks he can outwit God, but he’s wrong.
Revelation 21:1 1 And I saw a new heaven and
a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea.
A bit about His new kingdom.
In Revelation 21, John is given a reed and told to measure the New Jerusalem. It is a squared cube that measures 12,000 furlongs on each side. A furlong is, according to www.dictionary.com, 220 yards.
Multiply 220 times 12,000 and you get 2,640,000 yards. There are 3 feet in a yard, so that is 7,920,000 feet. Divide that by 5280, the number of feet in a mile, and you end up with 1500 miles on each side. Square 1500, 1500 x 1500, and you have 2.25 million square miles.
Remember – The city is as high as it is long and wide, which means that it’s 1500 miles high. 2.25 million times 1500 means that the city is 3.375 billion (with a B) cubic miles.
It is 1532 miles from San Diego to Minneapolis. That’s statute miles as the crow flies.
According to www.space.com, the International Space Station orbits at an average 250 miles. That’s only 1/6 the height of the New Jerusalem!
That’s an astoundingly staggering volume! But the numbers are the numbers.
I welcome any challenges to those calculations. I’m open to being wrong.
There is no more sorrow and no more sin. There is no need for the sun because Jesus is the light. It has streets paved with gold that is so pure that it is transparent. The foundations of the city walls are made of twelve precious stones. The 12 gates are each made of solid pearl.
Read the book of Revelation!
The book of Revelation is not meant to instill fear in us – Unless you don’t know Christ as your savior. It is mean to reveal what awaits the believer! It also shows the unbeliever what he/she is going to miss out on.
This is a fantabulous place! Personally, I can’t wait for it to come. It means that I won’t have to deal with this earth and all that is in it that would separate me from God. I long for His coming to take me away from all of this.
Accept Jesus as your savior. Be there with me. What John described is only scratching the surface of what awaits us.