Jesus came to correct the lie of the ages. The greatest truth that Jesus Christ defends is God, his heavenly Father’s universal sovereignty. Since
Paradise on earth picture courtesy of the jw.org website
the first lie perpetuated upon the once perfect paradise earth caused the first sin, God our Almighty Creator has had his sovereignty challenged. “No, you won’t get caste out of the garden if you eat that fruit. You will be as smart as God.” “No, you do not have to choose good over evil. Do what you want. It is all the same.” “No, there really is no devil, or evil. There is no heaven. You are God” “The devil is a fairytale.” “All is One. All religions are equal and the same.”
Jesus is a man on a mission. There has been an ongoing battle against God’s rulership since the beginning of man and woman on this planet. Yes, we do amazing and beautiful things, and the complete opposite on any given day, given our mood and motive. Jesus is single task oriented, completely obedient to his heavenly Father, even to a torturous death. His mission remains constant. He taught about the coming Kingdom of God to earth. What will that be like?
All countries in the world will face Jesus Christ and his heavenly forces in the final battle against God’s rulership, which battle is called in Hebrew Har–Magedon.
“And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.” Revelation 16:16
“They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and they perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.” Revelation 16:14
“His eyes (Jesus’ eyes) are a fiery flame, and on his head are many diadems. He has a name written that no one knows but he himself, and he is clothed with an outer garment stained with blood, and he is called by the name The Word of God. Also, the armies in heaven were following him on white horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. And out of his mouth protrudes a sharp, long sword with which to strike the nations, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron. Moreover, he treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his outer garment, yes, on his thigh, he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” Revelation 19:12-16
Jesus and his heavenly armies will strike down all forms of false governments, false religions, false gods, and all divisions not created by God the Almighty Creator of all. At the same time, Jesus will shepherd the faithful, those of us who stood the test of time, in the face of negative peer pressure, worldly ambition and greed. Your and my test is our loving, forgiving faithfulness to God our Father and Jesus, his first born Son; and to each other with no separation.
But before we pat ourselves on the backs prematurely, we need to take a closer look to align ourselves with what our Heavenly Father is asking of us.
Not all governments who proclaim they are just, are just.
Not all religions who profess to be the one true religion, are.
Not all false gods are the One True God.
If your country’s practice is to murder and kill your own, or humans of any nation, you will not be among those chosen for eternal life treasuring all human life which is made in the image and likeness of the One True God. The God who made your and my hearts, reads our hearts.
Obedience to God’s authority includes things like having no idols in our worship or in our lives, calling no man father (in religions) except our Heavenly Father, forgiving one another, turning the other cheek, not going to war (and not justifying why we do), not pitting one side against another, loving one another with the human dignity regarding the entire human race, not just men, but women too; not just one race, but all races; not just one religion or nationality, but all people everywhere without division.
Are we the Almighty Creator God’s obedient children, or are we disobedient, and proud of it?
Are our lives a mirror of compassion and love beyond all human understanding, like our Heavenly Creator, the God of All, who sent Jesus to redeem us once we had been cut off from God, by our own sin? Jesus came to show us how to love. Jesus came to show us the way, of forgiveness, mercy, prayer and how to live. We have a short window of a grace period, of God’s undeserved kindness, left before Jesus comes back to earth, in order for you, me and every nation and human ruler to submit to God’s rulership over all creation. We either deny God, or profess God through our thoughts, words and actions. There is no other option.
“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” Daniel 2:44.
This inspired prophecy occurred over 2,500 years ago by the prophet Daniel, warning about the absolute outcome for all human governments today. And it specifies that unlike our human governments since the beginning of time, God’s Kingdom to come will have no end, ever.
Man-made national boundaries and prejudices will no longer exist.
“I saw heaven opened, and look! a white horse. And the one seated on it is called Faithful and True, and he judges and carries on war in righteousness.” Revelation 19:11
Armageddon is the coming of God’s heavenly Kingdom of God to earth. Armageddon is not one country against another country in today’s world, nor about who controls Jerusalem, nor about who has control over women, gold, oil, or any other creation of God.
Jesus told us that God’s Kingdom will supercede all other governments, rulers, presidents, Kings and Queens. This is Armageddon. God wins this one. Imagine a world with no political, social, financial or any other kind of border. Imagine the beautiful interaction of humans actually loving each other with genuine kindness.
This is where paradise is restored to earth.