(Rev 11:15) Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
How exciting to see the inauguration of a new president. We usually stop what we are doing and tune in to see history in the making. It’s time for new leadership. “Out with the old and in with the new!” A fresh new start for our country. There is a feeling of a new era being ushered in.
One of these days Jesus will reign in His kingdom. You see, He came as God’s Son to die for our sins. He rose again and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the anointed King but has yet to claim His right over the earth. What is He waiting for? He’s waiting for that time of the Father and for that last soul to be saved. When the time is right He will come for His bride and take us home for the marriage supper of the Lamb. Then after the Tribulation He will come and wipe out His enemies and establish His rule upon the earth. You and I will rule and reign with Him. I can’t wait!
Yes, it’s all taking time. Think about it. God created Adam but he soon rebelled. The earth was given over to Satan’s rule where sin now prevails. Satan is the prince of the power of the air. But Jesus came and defeated him at the cross. The Lord is so patient for the harvest of the earth that He allows the evil to mix with the good so mankind can come to a relationship with Him. But soon it will all be over, and Jesus will take His rightful position as Sovereign over the earth. (Maranatha . . . Lord Jesus come!) All rebellion will be put down and Satan will be apprehended permanently.
Satan tried to thwart God’s plan by offering the kingdoms of the earth to Jesus at His temptation. (Mat 4:8-10) Jesus resisted that offer and chose to go to the cross instead. Through His blood He has redeemed mankind and by His resurrection He now stands victorious over sin and death. Soon Christ (the Messiah . . . the anointed one) will rule from His throne and all will be His subjects. Righteousness and justice will be the foundation of His throne and the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Hab 2:14)
What do we do until then? Let’s let Him reign in our hearts! (Rom 5:21) Let’s persevere in trial for . . . if we endure, we shall also reign with Him . . . (2 Tim 2:12) Not only in the thousand year millennium (Rev 20: 6) but throughout eternity (Rev 22:5). Inauguration Day will soon be here!
(Rev 19:6) And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!