THE PROMISED LAND/THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The lesson of the Old Covenant is;
Any territory taken by force must be maintained by force.
And/or; any lifestyle changes made by willpower must be maintained by willpower.
• Jerusalem to this day.
• Or righteousness by works.
Oswald Chambers said;
“A Kingdom not maintained by might is inconceivable to us.”
Inconceivable, Yes, but the only way it can be.
The Kingdom of God must eventually be established without force.
If people have to die at the second coming of Christ then that is still only a temporary solution.
Earth would be like heaven after Satan and his army left.
People may be dead or gone, but their spirit of dissent would still linger on.
The Great Controversy can never be over until there is complete unity of spirit.
Until Jesus’ prayer has been fully answered.
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21)
Until everyone voluntarily bows and confesses that Jesus is LORD.
Then God’s Kingdom will be established; a Kingdom that will never have to be maintained by might.
Happily ever after – – – – – – –
The wicked may join the Kingdom, or pray (volunteer) for their extermination.
Revelation 6:15-16, And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
(Either way, there is no fight left in them.)