He Shall Reign Forever
The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven,
saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Rev.
The coming of Christ to usher in the reign of righteousness has inspired
the most sublime . . . utterances of the sacred writers. . . . The
psalmist sang of the power and majesty of Israel's King: ... "Let
the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad . . . before the Lord:
for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the
world with righteousness, and the people with his truth." Psalm
Said the prophet Isaiah:..."He will swallow up death in victory;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the
rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth; for
the Lord hath spoken it...." Isaiah 25:8....
When the Savior was about to be separated from His disciples, He
comforted them in their sorrow with the assurance that He would come
again: "Let not your heart be troubled....In my Father's house
are many mansions....I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go
and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto
myself." John 14:1-3....
The angels who lingered upon Olivet after Christ's ascension repeated
to the disciples the promise of His return: "This same Jesus,
which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner
as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:11. And the apostle
Paul, speaking by the Spirit of Inspiration, testified: "The
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice
of the archangel, and with the trump of God." 1 Thessalonians
4:16. Says the prophet of Patmos: "Behold, he cometh with clouds;
and every eye shall see him." Revelation 1:7.
About His coming cluster the glories of that "restitution of
all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets
since the world began." Acts 3:21. Then the long-continued rule
of evil shall be broken; "the kingdoms of this world" will
become "the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15.
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