If we take an overview of the world, it is plain to see that men are moving away from God. Babies are being aborted by the millions, men are marrying men, drugs are being legalized and laws against God Himself are being passed. Several times in the Old Testament God wiped out all but a few people and started over. He can’t do this today because in every stronghold city of sin there are at least ten righteous men. No one will get away with their lawlessness forever because the wages of sin is death.
Revelation 2:26-27 He that overcomes to the end, to him will I give power over the nations. And he shall rule over them with a rod of iron.
During the millennial reign of Christ, Jesus and His saints will be the authority over all the world. There will be no such thing as compromise, nobody will get away with any transgression. The saints will rule with a rod of iron; you will submit or be broken.
Revelation 20:4 . . . and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
For over six thousand years the devil led sinful men in an array of perversion. For some men the thoughts of their heart was only evil every day. Some men have never known the way of righteousness nor the meaning of love. They kill innocent people with bombs and they cut the heads off of Christians. All the while they think they are appeasing their god allah. These men cannot be reasoned with, the only thing that can change them is a rod of iron. So, who are these taskmasters God will appoint to discipline these rebels?
Mathew 25:21 The Lord said, well done thou good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.
If we are willing to do whatever God asks us to do in this life, He will appoint us a leadership position in the next. All of God’s chosen leaders will be given a rod of iron, which is the Word of God. Men will have no choice but to obey, they can suffer harm but the taskmaster can’t. In the beginning, God gave dominion to man but man subjected himself to demonic influence. In a sense, God leased the earth to men for six thousand years and on the seventh He takes control back. Goodness, peace and prosperity won’t be spotty, it will cover the whole world. Over the course of a thousand years, the earth will become one big garden. Maybe, perhaps all those folks who don’t have a glorified body will be employed as “gardeners”.
Revelation 20:3 The devil was cast into the bottomless pit, and he will not be able to deceive the nations any more.
Praise God! The devil will be locked away forever, out of sight and out of mind. No more temptations, no more pain, no more tears and no more wars. Everyone will have the knowledge of the Lord and His goodness. No more death and nothing to fight over, just the ongoing supernatural power of God. O Lord, come quickly. Amen.
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.