The Eternal Kingdom PLACE

By Royce Frederick

“Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father...” (1 Cor. 15:24).

Jesus promised to come again and take us home with Him: “In My Father’s house are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you. And...I will come again and receive you to Myself...” (Jn. 14:2-3). Those mansions are not on this earth. Jesus will raise the dead and give the saved an eternal body: “...flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God...” (1 Cor. 15:50). We will “ the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:17).

The present heavens and earth will be destroyed: “...the heavens will pass away with a great noise...the elements will melt with fervent heat...the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Pet. 3:10).

The saved will live in the New Jerusalem on the new earth: “...we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet. 3:13). “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away...I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God...God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor more pain...” (Rev. 21:1-2, 4). “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father...” (Matt. 13:43), “...with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt.8:11).

What a joy it will be to hear the King say, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 25:34)!