God's Big Picture Unit 9: The Perfected Kingdom
A curtain is drawn back to reveal the truth behind human history and our king, slain but now triumphant ushers in a whole new world...
The God's Big Picture Bible overview course traces the story of the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see how it all fits together, telling of God's wonderful plan to save the world through Jesus Christ.
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UNIT 9: THE PERFECTED KINGDOM
The end of evil and the beginning of eternity: the final book of the Bible, Revelation, is a series of visions given to the apostle John which conveys a message through symbols to strengthen believers.
There is a vision of a lamb on a throne in Heaven which encourages believers to know that though this world is full of evil there is someone in charge, Jesus, who gave his life for his people. Next there is a series of visions of seals, trumpets and bowls which depict the warmongering, economic instability and death that will mark every age until Christ returns. Then there is the final judgment when all evil and opposition to God will be totally and finally destroyed. And finally, there is the glorious picture of the new creation; God's perfect kingdom where there will be no sin, or sadness or death.
We see how God's promise to Abraham is fully and finally fulfilled: God's people from all nations will live in God's place, the new creation, and enjoy his rule and the blessing of his presence eternally. So we pray 'Come Lord Jesus' and while we wait ask for 'the grace of the Lord be with God's people Amen'.