God’s story doesn’t end with the death of Jesus. Jesus changed everything. His death, burial, resurrection and ascension mark not the end of God’s story but the continuation of His divine plan for bringing His presence back on earth.
God’s presence would reside again with man in the new heaven and new earth. His presence would reside within individuals who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.
1 Corinthians [6:19] “do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”
His Holy Spirit would indwell His children to empower them for the purpose of sharing the news about His Son.
Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
For now, His Holy Spirit resides in us but there will come a time when Jesus will return accompanied by the saints and will establish His Kingdom on earth. He will be King over all. There will be a new Jerusalem, a new heaven and a new earth.
Revelation 21:1-4 “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelation [21:22]-24 “But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.”
God’s presence will once again reside with His people. This time forever just as He planned before the foundation of the world was laid in place.
Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. He will return soon. Are you ready? Will you be counted among God’s children? The choice is yours.