Most people wish that things were better in their lives. Either they wish that things were like they used to be, or they are hoping that things will get better. When people feel like it isn’t going to improve, they lose hope and sink into depression. As a Christian, there is no need to sink into despair because we have the hope of Christ’s return. The best of times are yet to come.
At that time Jerusalem will be called The Lord’s Throne, and all the nations will be gathered to it, to the name of the Lord in Jerusalem. They will cease to follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.”
Changing of the Guard
When Jesus returns, Jerusalem is going to be His capital. His thousand-year reign will be from a throne there. All the nations of the earth will come and seek His counsel, and peace will be over the whole earth. For believers, it will be a glorious time because we will rule and reign with HIm. The persecution and conflict will subside, and the worship will freely flow from the temple. It will truly be the best of times.
Don’t be discouraged by all the turmoil in the world. It is all leading to the penultimate moment in history when Christ returns. Satan is doing everything he can to bring as many people down with him as possible. Sin is increasing because the hearts of men are becoming more selfish, but one day the trumpets will sound, and Jesus will gather His people to Himself. In the blink of an eye, everything will change.
The Best of Times
Colossians tells us to set our mind on things above. Part of that is keeping our eyes on the horizon in anticipation of HIs return. We can have hope because we know what is going to happen. The best of times will come when Jesus returns and reigns from Jerusalem.