The Bible tells us that the children of God will one day “take up a taunt” against our Adversary. Isaiah 14 clearly points to a day when we will “stare” and “ponder” at the fate of the oppressor who was responsible for so much of our suffering and turmoil. On the Day of the Lord, all of the devil’s pomp will be “brought down to the grave”. The one who relentlessly pursued us with with such “fury” and “aggression” will look small, pathetic, and impotent. When our eyes behold how the Lord Almighty has crushed Satan underfoot we’ll look at each other and ask, “Is this really the one who created all of that havoc?” Oh, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for that day!
My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude over the recent reconciliation with an old friend. After 10 years of separation, God suddenly restored what for years, had been stolen. How wonderful it was to extend and receive forgiveness! How marvelous it was to catch just a tiny glimpse of what it will be like when Jesus returns to restore everything to it’s original purpose. As “creation waits in eager expectation”, I for one am looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth!
I thank God for this little taste of heaven. I thank God for restoring my friendship. I thank God for the reconciliation that I have with Him because of His Son, Jesus Christ. I thank God that I have a future and a hope. I thank God that one day He’s coming back and He’ll lift the curse and all of it’s effects! All I can say is, “Oh Give thanks!”
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:4-5)