Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord,
and his name one. Zech. 14:9.
The great plan of redemption results in fully bringing back the world into
God's favor. All that was lost by sin is restored. Not only man but the earth
is redeemed, to be the eternal abode of the obedient. For six thousand years
Satan has struggled to maintain possession of the earth. Now God's original
purpose in its creation is accomplished. "The saints of the most High
shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and
ever" (Dan. 7:18).
the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to
be praised" (Ps. 113:3). "In that day shall there be one Lord, and
his name one." "And the Lord shall be king over all the earth"
(Zech. 14:9). . . . "All His commandments are sure. They stand fast for
ever and ever" (Ps. 111:7, 8). The sacred statutes which Satan has hated
and sought to destroy, will be honored throughout a sinless universe.
Christ's redeeming work the government of God stands justified. The Omnipotent
One is made known as the God of love. Satan's charges are refuted, and his
character unveiled. Rebellion can never again arise. Sin can never again enter
the universe. Through eternal ages all are secure from apostasy. By love's
self-sacrifice, the inhabitants of earth and heaven are bound to their Creator
in bonds of indissoluble union. . . .
place where sin abounded, God's grace much more abounds. The earth itself,
the very field that Satan claims as his, is to be not only ransomed but exalted.
Our little world, under the curse of sin the one dark blot in His glorious
creation, will be honored above all other worlds in the universe of God. Here,
where the Son of God tabernacled in humanity; where the King of glory lived
and suffered and died--here, when He shall make all things new, the tabernacle
of God shall be with men, "and he will dwell with them, and they shall
be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
And through endless ages as the redeemed walk in the light of the Lord, they
will praise Him for His unspeakable Gift-- Immanuel, "God with us."
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