The Eternal Kingdom
This is the third and final stage of the Kingdom. This is the closing ceremony and at the same time, the opening ceremony. Closing ceremony, because the old order of things will finally cease – the pains, the sorrows, the poverty, the sicknesses, the struggles, the failures, sins and all the works of Satan will finally be eradicated. All these things will not be allowed anymore in this Kingdom. Opening ceremony, because of the unveiling of new things. No more sorrows, no more crying, no more fear, no more murder, no more quarreling, no more theft and no more Satan – for he will be in hell already. And finally, there will be peace and joy!
In the Now Kingdom, Satan is present; in the Millennium Kingdom, Satan will be detained; and in the Eternal Kingdom, Satan will be jailed forever and ever. So, the Now Kingdom is very challenging because Satan is around. Yet, he is our best equipment for our practice of dominion. That is why God put him on earth and not on another planet. There was a time when I asked God why He had to throw Satan here on earth when there are other planets where he could be thrown into. I also told Him, “A good father will not put anything harmful around his child”. So why did he put Satan around us? And He answered, “The reason why I threw Satan there on earth is for your practice of dominion”.
This planet earth will be destroyed and will be changed into a new one. There will be no more change of climate. There will be perfect environment and temperature that you do not need to install air conditioners in your room. Just like during the time of Adam, there was cool of the day even without the use of any cooling equipment.
God the Father and Jesus Christ, His Lamb, will rule this Eternal Kingdom together with His people. The center of this Kingdom here on earth will be in the city of the New Jerusalem (“Jeru” means city and “Salem” means peace). So the headquarter of the Great King means “city of peace” which will come down from Heaven. Yes, even the present Heaven will be destroyed and will be changed into a new one. During this stage, everything will be new. And the old ones will not be remembered anymore. Your previous failures and enemies will be forgotten.
There will be no temple in this Kingdom because God and His Christ will be the temple. Any temple that was built after the fall of man was temporary until Christ. When Christ came, He abolished the temple because the temple now is not made of stones or rocks but man himself. Man now is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Before, man was tasked by God to rule this planet earth. So, “man on earth” and “God in Heaven”. The man managed the earth – the “branch office” and God managed the Heaven – the “head office”.
From time to time, God visits His partner – the man here on earth. God never intended to bring man to Heaven but He will just come down to have fellowship with man. Even during the Eternal Kingdom, God will not bring man to Heaven to be with Him forever, but God will bring down Heaven to become the New Jerusalem, which, I believe, is the New Heaven. So now, God and man are both here on earth forever and ever. There will be no more separation between the two. Satan was successful to separate the two, but God made a way for the two to become united again.
We can see in the Bible how determined God is to bring back His relationship with man. He did not only bring redemption to man but also union. For, how can He separate Himself from His image and His likeness – the man? God cannot separate Himself from His glory – the man! Wow! You are the glory of the Great King who owns the whole universe!
Our stay here on earth is just temporary, so we look forward to a permanent dwelling and that is the New Earth, which is under the government of the Eternal Kingdom. Only those who qualify themselves are allowed to enter into this Kingdom. We don’t only enter into this Kingdom but reign with Him forever and ever. We can see how important man is to God. During the Now Kingdom, man is in charge of the planet earth (Genesis 1:28); in the Millennium Kingdom, man will be involved in the ruling and reigning of Christ here on earth; and in the Eternal Kingdom, man, again, will be involved in ruling and reigning of the New Earth. Why? It is because the earth is made for man. If not for man, God will not bother to create the earth.
Those who stand firm to the end will not only enter into this Kingdom but also will be involved with God in the management of the New Earth. Those who hold on to the teachings of the Kingdom, those who overcome persecutions, insults, pains, temptations & works of the Enemy, and those who persevere are qualified in this stage.
I challenge everyone who reads this message to qualify himself into this Kingdom. This is our everlasting hope. Our present hope is the Now Kingdom. It is God’s response to our everyday needs. The Millennium Kingdom is our future hope and the Eternal Kingdom is our everlasting hope. So if you are in the Kingdom, you never lose hope. Whether in the present or future time – hope is always waiting for you.
Yes, in this world, we experience troubles, persecutions, pains and failures, but it is all worth it. Good things that await us are far beyond these things. Our failures now are just temporary, but the good things that await us are eternal. So just hold on, you are about to meet the King, the Great King of the universe. He is about to shake hands with you. He is about to commend you and the great celebration is about to take place. It is a welcome party actually! And the Great King will say, “IT IS DONE”! (Revelation 21:6). He waited for thousands of years just to say these words to you. These are very simple words but it took thousands of years before these are finally spoken.
May we hear these words together from the mouth of the Great King!