6th June 2019

Behold, the Day Will Come

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever”
Revelation 11:15 (NIVUK)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, during the Second World War. It was a combined Allied operation that led eventually to the liberation of Europe from enemy occupation. It seems so distant to us now, but its success helped create the modern world.

Although much has changed since 1944, in one way you could say that we are under a new kind of occupation. It’s partially self-inflicted because we’re our own worst enemy. In the west it looks like we’re trapped in political stalemate, and there are mounting tensions in other parts of the globe. Not the least concern is our natural environment and what we’ve done to destroy it. Paul explained that creation has been subject to a destruction of our making, and that the hope is that it “will be liberated from its bondage” and “brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:21 AMP).

We need a new D-Day. Something or someone has to liberate not just us but the whole of nature.

In the book of Revelation the apostle John points continually to the return of Jesus Christ, who will deliver us into the kingdom of God. Jesus is the ultimate liberator, and he’ll bring the freedom of his peace to this waiting earth.

Until then the “grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen” (Revelation 22:21).

Glorious Father, thank you for the hope of the return of Jesus Christ, and we pray that you would speed that day when we will be liberated and live forever in the freedom of your peace. In Jesus’ name.

Study by James Henderson

About the Author:
James Henderson is the European Superintendent for Grace Communion International.

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