Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last decade it would be impossible not to notice that the inhabitants of Earth are suffering from severe unrest. If you have been living under a rock, my condolences. I have an empty room should you need a place to get back on your feet; literally. Change is the buzz word of the hour. Change politically, socially, economically, there seems to be a general consensus that things are generally not right, and are in need of something entirely different. Every country from China, Greece, Rwanda, Mexico, Chile to the United States of America are grasping for some type of change. In many ways the same way a man who is trapped living under a rock would. Again, If that’s you- my sympathies.
We live in the night our epoch, waiting for the dawn. In this night we long for change. We long for someone or some movement to lead us to a world free from war, famine, poverty, and personal torment. We long for something to give purpose to the strivings of our life besides the standard cycle: learning, working, resting then dying. We yearn for something to answer the questions of our heart when we lay awake in bed at night. The questions humanity tries to hide by making money, doing drugs, alcohol, and endless entertainment. Questions like “Why am I alive?”; “Why must life be filled with such pain?”; “What is the meaning of life?”; “Why must I live under rocks?”
The questions are the fruit of poor human leadership. Leadership tainted by sin and evil. Men and woman who have held governmental positions over the last 6,000 years who have misused their God rented authority for their own gain. Who have failed to lead their subjects in giving glory to God by obeying His law. Because of this oversight, humanity has been in a spiral of unrest. Wars have ensued as power hungry leaders struggle for ownership of the Earth and its glory. Poverty has spread like a disease crippling many, as rulers use their talents to enslave others to their lust and greed. Yet in all of this, there is a place in the universe where a man was always intended to rule our planet in righteousness and justice. That place, that man, and His throne are what we are waiting for, longing for, yearning for. They are the dawning of a new era for humanity. Their arrival gives us exodus from the night, and entrance into the day.
The place better known as Heaven, and the man as the Christ, Jesus. Soon and very soon there will be a ceremony in heaven, just before it makes it’s decent to join the Earth forever. At that event there will be a scroll, the title deed for the Earth. Whoever possesses and opens that scroll, owns the Earth forever. Whoever opens it must be wise enough, humble enough, and kind enough to break open the scroll’s seals to cleanse the Earth and pronounce judgment on all wickedness. Jesus having been fully God made Himself completely man, while never suspending His deity. He joined His own creation forever, so that He could interact directly with us forever. Only He can own that scroll. Only He can rule our Universe in justice because ONLY He proved Himself worthy by proving His humility, meekness, and kindness by shedding His blood for all of Humanity. Only His government of peace will grow endlessly because He’s committed to not only restoring the Earth, but allowing Humanity to have part in ruling it with Him forever.
We wait not only for a righteous ruler to restore our lives, but also give to us the eternal purpose of giving Him glory. Our world gets restored and we get to function as the rulers of (not minions of) creation that we were always intended to be. For those who love Christ the future only holds for us Hope and opportunity. For those who can’t see past the human angst and reject Christ, the future remains terrorizing. If we as humanity are waiting for a human movement of unity to overcome the evil plight we’ve been battling for 6,000 years, we will be found wanting. If we are waiting for the human spirit to triumph and cause our homeosapian race to overcome the wiles of lust, greed, ego, and arrogance that have beat it down in the past, we will be found wanting. If we are waiting for a revolution in politics to change and better the way we govern the planet, we will be found wanting. Only one man can own the scroll. Only one man has proved himself worthy. Only one man can restore all that we are. We wait for Him.
There will be no peace until He returns. Nothing will be fully restored until He comes. However if you are still stuck under a rock, there is hope that you’ll get out. Apart from that, we can only watch, and wait.