April Newsletter

by harold on April 23, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once you become convinced that the Kingdom of God will continue to grow until it fills Earth, the next step is to determine what the Kingdom will look like once it has fully manifested. Only with a vision of that completed work can we know if our present labor is building toward the goal.

The fully manifested Kingdom on Earth will be a world where righteousness, peace and joy reign. People will beat their swords into plowshares. Just laws will establish the King’s will throughout the Earth. All people will have hearts eager to serve the King, so no enforcement of those laws will be necessary.

The presence of Jesus will be upon the land, so all of humanity will be filled with love for one another. Every person will see through eyes of compassion rather than judgment. Therefore, every wrinkle or imperfection in the face of another will open a window into a beautiful, seasoned heart. Diversity will be celebrated, racial differences will lead to rejoicing about God’s creativity, and all will long to share the treasures of their lives with their neighbors.

Humans will have dominion over this Earth: plants and animals will be responsive to man’s will, diseases will no longer plague humanity, and there will be an abundance for everyone. As Isaiah 11:6-9 promises, “the wolf will dwell with the Lamb” and “the nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra.”  Harmony will be established between nature and humanity. Indeed, creation longs for that day when it will be ordered by the gracious stewardship of the children of God. Furthermore, “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord” (Is. 11:6-9).

There will be no curse on creation, so the sweat of one’s brow will be relieved by creativity. Every person will find work perfectly suited to their gifts and desires. Engineers will design roads, bridges and buildings that dwarf the greatest monuments of the present world. Artists will capture glories that will weaken the knees of the strongest among us. Scientists will develop new technologies that cause people to simply smile when they remember the days of iPhones. Agriculturalists will breed grains and fruits not yet imagined. And every person will sense a personal connection with the King of kings who will guide them, whisper His love and call them by a secret name.

This is the world that Jesus died, resurrected and ascended into heaven to create. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace; the zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this (Is. 9:7).

Your Brother,

Harold

The above thoughts are taken from my book, Why I Am a Partial Preterist, Rather than a Full Preterist, which is one of two books scheduled to be released at our annual summer 

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