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by Bethany Reise

It is not even possible to begin to recount the many evils that plague this broken world. Few would argue that the world needs hope. There is certainly no doubt that this world needs restoration. The only true God has promised that times of restoration and refreshing will indeed come. All throughout the Bible, the Scriptures speak of a kingdom that is to be established on the renewed earth at the end of the age. This kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and its king will rule forever with justice and righteousness (Is 9:7). God himself will dwell with his people and will “wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will be no more death; there will no longer be any pain” for He is making all things new (Rev 21:3-5). God desires that all people turn from their wicked ways so that they will not perish in the day of judgment, but rather that they will inherit life and immortality in the future of kingdom that He has prepared for those who love Him (Acts 17:30-31; Rom 8:28; 2 Pet 3:9). He sent his only begotten son, Jesus of Nazareth, to redeem mankind from their sin and announce the imminence of the coming kingdom. This man died and took the punishment for the sins of all mankind. God raised him from the dead three days later, and all those who believe and obey His son will likewise be raised to immortality on the last day. This is the grand hope that is available to all of mankind: immortality, a place in the glorious kingdom of God, and a relationship with the God of heaven that will last into eternity.

by Bethany Reise

2 Responses to “A Little Message of Encouragement”

  1. on 12 Dec 2012 at 3:54 pmDoubting Thomas

    Nice post Bethany… 🙂

  2. on 12 Dec 2012 at 5:49 pmSheryl

    The best Christmas greeting yet! Thank you Bethany!!


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