< What I Learned Teaching Sunday School: Someday

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Isaiah 53:11 says that Jesus will one day see the results of His pain. Or to be exact, “He shall see the fruit of the travail of His soul and be satisfied.” People will believe Christ’s message and be called righteous.

This of course is already happening. Jesus is seeing new believers all the time.

But, someday, when He comes back to reign with His church, everyone who is alive or ever lived will bow down and say He is Lord. Philippians 2:8-11 says every knee, in heaven, on earth and under the earth. This means believer or not!

Man was not created to be separate from His creator. There is a longing inside that he doesn’t even understand and tries to fill in many ways. Someday that longing will be filled with eternal fellowship with Christ.

Eternal life with God (and remember, everyone has eternal life, they just won’t all be spending it in the same place!), but eternal life WITH GOD is a promise for all believers. After Christ’s judgment on the earth He promises us a new heaven and a new earth and we will reign on this new earth with Christ and then live in this new heaven forever.

When this happens all suffering and sorrow will end. Isaiah 25:8 says, “The sovereign Lord will wipe away tears from all faces.” There will be no more death. It also says, “He will swallow up death for all time.” He will remove it. There won’t even be a trace left.

The Bible also says that someday the present system of the universe will roll up like a scroll. (Isaiah 34:4, Matthew 24:29, Isaiah 16:22 and Isaiah 65:17) Our physical selves will rise again. (1 Cor.15: 50-53) Someday nature will be returned to its intended balance and harmony. And joy, understanding, justice and peace will characterize Christ’s rule. (Isaiah 29:17-24)

Someday, all of God’s creation will be as He intended. History is in God’s hands. He is in control! Our understanding of this truth effects what we believe about suffering, the spiritual world, our faithfulness to Christ, our rewards in Heaven and the way we live.

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